Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Introduction to English and Welsh Family History Research

At each BIFHSGO monthly meeting there are discovery tables, one each for England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland where resource publications and advice from experts are available. What hasn't been available recently is a local lecture series or workshop where members, and others, can get instruction on the basics with a focus on England and Wales, Scotland, or Ireland.

This September, as a pre-conference session, BIFHSGO will be offering "Introduction to English and Welsh Family History Research," a 2-1/2 hour session to be given by Linda Reid who has offered a similar session for OGS Toronto branch. Linda, who is a retired librarian and Family History Centre volunteer, was coming to the conference to make two presentations anyway so it seemed like an ideal opportunity to benefit from her experience.

The session is aimed at those who are starting to research their English or Welsh family history, and will be of interest to those who need a refresher to learn about the online resources that have become available. It will cover the basics: civil registration, the census, parish registers and, time permitting, probate records, a topic Linda will be covering from a different angle in a conference session.

Find out more about this session, other pre-conference sessions, as well as the conference proper and how to register, at www.bifhsgo.ca

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