Michala gives public talks on a variety of subjects. Some of her recent talks are listed below:


  • Unsolved murders from the Victorian City
  • The History of the two-up two-down Terraced House
  • Manchester’s Worst Female Criminals
  • Grim Tales from the Victorian City
  • History of Victorian Death
  • From the Scuttlers to the Ikes: Street Gangs in the Victorian Era
  • Inquests and the Fighting Coroners: A look at inquests and the coroner in the nineteenth century


  • Beginners Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors
  • Beginners Guide to Ancestry
  • Beginners Guide to Find my Past
  • From The Courier to The Times: How to use newspapers in your research
  • Tracing Female Ancestors: Problems and solutions with records relating to women
  • Deciphering BMD Records: How to get the most from birth, marriage and death certificates
  • History of the Home and County: Using genealogical records to reveal the history of where we live