S01EP07 - 'The Activist' with Pam Smith
In the seventh and final episode of this series (sorry folks!), host Andrew Martin meets Pam Smith, a family historian who went from hobbyist, to professional genealogist, and then to local historian. We'll find out how she made those moves, how she ended up co-founding the research site NameAndPlace.com, and her dual loves of North Yorkshire and heraldry.
Pam's choice of life story is that of her Great Great Uncle, Albert 'Ginger' Goodwin. Ginger left the collieries of Yorkshire behind and headed to Canada where he advanced his political activism until he met an untimely death. Pam will tell his incredible story, and his legacy that is still very much felt in the communities he stood up for even now, more than 100 years after his death.
The Brick Wall:
The hunt is on for Sir Richard Etherington of Rillington, North Yorkshire, England, as Pam explains her current Brick Wall. Aside from owning land and collecting his knighthood in 1603, it's his connection to other Etheringtons in the area that is baffling Pam. Do you have a connection to a Knight? Does he connect to the others? What are his origins?
Pam agrees to Andrew's offer of help, but something is about to go very wrong indeed...
Series 1, Episode 7.
Andrew Martin (Host, producer), Pam Smith (Guest), Eliot Lees, John Spike, Meg Spencer-Thomas (Additional sound production).
Here's the Episode Show Notes.
Show site: familyhistoriespodcast.com