Paul Milner at British Institute 2018 ©Megan Heyl, 2018
For research in England and Wales there is much overlap in the types of records used, with idiosyncratic differences depending upon the locality. For the 2020 Virtual British Institute the presentations chosen for the English and Welsh tracks will support one another (not overlap) and you are encouraged to register for both days.
Or end with – you may want to consider registering for both days.
English Research: The Fundamentals and Beyond
1. Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for England and Wales Research
Learn what maps, gazetteers and directories are available for researching your ancestors in England and Wales. 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
2. Effective Use of England’s National Archives Website
Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context.
3. 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.
4. Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest
The English parish was both an ecclesiastical and a civil jurisdiction. This lecture focusses on records created by the parish in its civil capacity. They cover all levels of society within the parish. Learn how to access what has survived for your area for they will solve many brick walls.
Paul Milner, a native of northern England is a professional genealogist and international lecturer. He has taught week long English and Scottish research tracks at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and the British Institute. Paul is the 2018 UGA Fellow Award recipient. He is the author of six publications:
plus co-author with Linda Jonas of: