March is here, spring is coming. We at the Pastsearch stronghold in Norwich are pleased to see so many events and talks happening. We round up some of the best for you.

This years Who Do You Think You Are fair was a resounding success. Gill Blanchard spoke on ‘Writing your Family History’ to an appreciative crowd.

In national news a new database has been created listing all those who were slave owners. Was one of your ancestors among them? Or was one of your ancestors a slave? The creators of the database hope, over time, to research the impact of slavery on the United Kingdom.

 Researcher Spotlight:

Liz Carter of Backtracks specializes in Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire and also runs talks for Pharos.


Norfolk Record Office is celebrating 50 years. This month, there are two talks of interest – The Archive Centre Years on the 12th of March and Norfolk Sound Archive: the first decade on the 19th.

Gill Blanchard is also giving two talks this month. On the 7th of March she will be talking about general Family History for the Fakenham U3A Group, and on the 20th she will be speaking in Fakenham for the Mid Norfolk Family History Society on the subject Writing Your Family History. Her book, Tracing Your House History comes out this month, and there is a special offer of a FREE copy for new subscribers in this months Your Family History magazine.

Tours and Exhibitions:

A number of interesting events are happening at Norwich Castle. A tour of special interest to our readers would be House of the King (tour, for adults). Norwich’s magnificent and historic Castle is one of Britain’s best. Hear an informal introduction to its rich and varied history, and learn what life was like 900 years ago.

Running now and till the 12th of May – Witch Hunt, an exhibition unearthing and revealing the horrors of the East Anglian Witch Hunts of the mid 1600’s. Saffron Walden museum.

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