John Titford is a professional genealogist, a freelance writer and lecturer and an antiquarian bookseller. He has written a number of books and articles on accents and dialects, cinema studies and family history, is the author/editor of the latest edition of the Penguin Dictionary of British Surnames, and has extensive experience as a lecturer in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the Caribbean, New Zealand and elsewhere.
He belongs to a number of Family History Societies, is a Trustee and Chairman of Examiners for the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies and former Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Assessors for the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA).
He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists in 2004 and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 2011.
Bounce Back! Migrants who returned home
Many of our ancestors and their families left home in search of a better life elsewhere, but a good number later returned to the place they had left originally, as if they had never been away.
Using a series of examples from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, this lecture features individuals who moved around within the British Isles, and who crept back home making barely a sound… The aim here is to introduce listeners to a wide range of source material, some of it mainstream, some delightfully different.