3 Oct. 10am-12noon. The Portal, Leeds Central Library. An informal advice session. From first steps with Ancestry.com to more involved enquiries. Free. No booking required.
12 Sept. 2pm. Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax HX1 1QG The story of Elizabeth Firth and her Calderdale Links. Talk by David Glover. Born to a Halifax mother, Elizabeth became godmother to Elizabeth and Anne Bronte. David details her interesting Halifax ancestors. Tickets £5. 01422 349422
Women in WW1
26 Sept. 2.30pm. Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall, Leeds. Talk by Lucy Moore exploring the lives of working women in Leeds 1914-18. £5. Book on 0113 3784079.
Anne Walkers in-law; The Sutherland Family of Scotland and Lightcliffe. 26 Sept. 2pm. Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax HX1 1QG Talk by local historia David Glover.The talk begins with a bang-a murder in the 1750s West Highlands, and tells the fascinating story of a family from its Scots roots to a Halifax marriage-and beyond. A curious tale including greed, child abuse and bancruptcy! Tickets 01422 349422.
Votes for women and the electoral registers
24 Sept. 1.30-3pm. Wakefield One Library. Local & Family History Network for be.ginners. Free