British Research Seminar – Paul Milner
February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
British Research – 4 Lectures
English Parish Registers: How to Access, Use and Interpret
Learn how to access, use and correctly interpret the information found in the christening, marriage and burial registers of the English parish church. See examples of the problems to watch for and the clues given for further research. Learn what to do when your ancestor is not found.
Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for English Research
Learn what maps, gazetteers and directories are available for researching your ancestors in the British Isles. Learn from examples how to make good use of these tools to find where your ancestors are, what they did, when, where, and why they may have moved.
Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest
The English parish was both an ecclesiastical and a civil jurisdiction. Both jurisdictions created informative records and kept them in the Parish Chest. This presentation will examine the breadth and wealth of information that can be found, going well beyond the baptism, marriage and burial registers.
Tips and Tools for Navigating the English Probate System
Learn how the English probate system works and what records it contains. Learn tips and tools for procedures which will simplify the search process, whether the ancestor’s location in England is known or unknown.
Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research. He is currently the book review editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies FORUM, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois Newsletter. Paul is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois.
Visit Paul’s website at www.milnergenealogy.com .