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Seafaring Ancestors on Camera by Simon Wills
June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Photographs of your seafaring ancestors may tell you more about their lives than you realise, and Simon’s helpful and practical guide shows you how to interpret evidence caught on camera. Maritime roles have been so vital to Britain they are among the commonest professions depicted in photographs. Whether your ancestor served in the Merchant Navy or the Royal Navy or other seagoing roles such as fisherman, lifeboatman, or even a ship’s passenger, Simon can guide you to spot photographic clues to an individual’s career.
Born and brought up in Poole, Simon is a history journalist, author and genealogist writing for many magazines including “Family Tree” and an advisor for the BBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”. He is a regular presenter on “Who Do You Think You Are?- Live”, and in his books he uses many period details to bring his readers closer to the lives of their ancestors.