Midland Ancestors

Heroes & Ghosts – Midland Ancestors

Event Start: 3 March 2024 2pm

Event End: 3 March 2024 3.30pm

Event Location: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham B3 3BS

Event 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/