Searching for Theatrical Ancestors: Lost and Found

Workshop and talk at Hull History Centre
- 21 November 2017 2-4pm

Part of the Being Human Festival 

This workshop will include a demonstration of the Searching for Theatrical Ancestors website with an interactive talk by Professor Katharine Cockin, providing an introduction to researching theatre history archives and online data for theatre history research.

This will be followed by a Question and Answer session and the opportunity to deposit information about ‘Stars found’ for the website.

The AHRC Searching for Theatrical Ancestors (STAR) project makes theatre archive data freely available online for an existing and growing public community of users in the field of family history research. 

The STAR website was demonstrated at the BBC Who Do You Think You Are (WDYTYA) event at the NEC, Birmingham 6-8 April 2017, and listed by WDYTYA magazine (Dec 2016) as one of the top 50 websites for family history research in 2017. It has also featured in Family Tree magazine (June 2017).

The project partners are the National Trust, the British Library and the Federation of Family History Societies.

Event is free, but people will need to pre-register via the Being Human 2017 website.