Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Nick Barratt
Nick Barratt

We are pleased to announce we have a very special guest coming to the Island to give a talk at St Thomas Heritage Centre Ryde on Thursday 6 September at 2pm.

Dr Nick Barratt, Editor in Chief of “Your Family History” magazine, historian, author and broadcaster will be giving a talk entitled “BEHIND THE SCENES, FAMILY HISTORY & THE MEDIA” at 2pm on Thursday 6 September.

Dr Barratt was previously consultant and lead researcher for BBC’s “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?” Series 1 – 4. He is also the CEO of Sticks Research Agency and personal heritage site Nations Memory Bank, and executive director of FreeBMD.

Dr Barratt has made numerous TV appearances, and his credits include House Detectives, Invasion, Omnibus and the BAFTA-nominated Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. Since 2002, he has moved into presenting, History Mysteries, Hidden House History and So You Think You’re Royal on television, and Tracing Your Roots for Radio 4.

His published works include: Tracing the History of Your House (Public Record Office, 2001); House History Starter Pack (Public Record Office, 2002); History Trail (BBC, 2002); Your Family’s War History (BBC Learning, 2004); Who Do You Think You Are? : Trace Your Family Tree Back to the Tudors (with Anton Gill; HarperCollins, 2006); Genealogy Online for Dummies (Wiley, 2006); The Family Detective (Ebury, 2006); Who Do You Think You Are? : Discovering the Heroes and Villains in Your Family (with Dan Waddell; HarperCollins, 2006) and Lost Voices from the Titanic: The Definitive Oral History (Preface, 2009)

Image of Dr Barratt from Wikicommons author: Daria Cybulska (WMUK)