Heroes & Ghosts – Midland Ancestors
Date: 3 March 2024 2pm
Location: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham B3 3BS
Price: Free to members
Heroes & Ghosts is the story of my grandfather Harold Blackburn, a pioneer aviator before World War I and war hero. After the war, scandal struck the family and plunged it into shame for three generations. Along the way, his story was lost, his memorabilia buried for decades.
This 1-hour presentation brings the story of his amazing career to light through the recognition of unconscious shame affecting multiple generations.
Researching such events requires a softer approach than conventional, data-driven genealogy. While telling this story I share tips and techniques for researching challenging past events.
For more information, please visit https://midland-ancestors.uk/