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Members Hybrid Meeting – Heroes & Ghosts by Michael Hallett

July 31 @ 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Heroes & Ghosts is the story of Michael’s 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 (online or in person) brings the story of his amazing career to light through the recognition of unconscious shame affecting multiple generations. Shame affects the way memories are carried in a family, both in terms of what is remembered—or allowed to be remembered—and in terms of what mementos survive. Researching such events requires a softer approach than conventional, data-driven genealogy. While telling this story Michael share tips and techniques that are useful for all genealogists

Michael will be in the room

This meeting will be a hybrid meeting where members can join either in the room or on Zoom and joining instructions will be emailed 48 hours before the event.

Registration will open 2 weeks before the event.

Doncaster and District Family History Society

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The Earl of Doncaster Hotel

Doncaster, DN2 6AD United Kingdom
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01302 361371
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