Upper Dales Family History Group

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Date(s) - 26/06/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Village Hall


Sylvia Valentine – The story of the Dawson Orphans
Starting with a copy of letter discovered in the Keighley Workhouse correspondence book Sylvia came across whilst studying for her master’s degree, out of curiosity she set out to research the story of the five Dawson orphans, something she has been continuing to do since 2013. Come on a journey which explores how a small snippet of information grew to become a fascinating family story. Sylvia used a myriad of both online and archival resources to tell their stories and demonstrates how lateral thinking can enrich family history .

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