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Finding and Using Online Pedigree Charts and Pedigree Rolls

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Note this talk takes place at 6pm (UK)

There are a staggering number of pedigree charts and pedigree rolls accessible online through Familysearch, the Society of Genealogists and other libraries, archives and websites.

Darris Williams explores the millions submitted by users at FamilySearch, and other websites. He also gives us an update on the SoG’s digitised rolled pedigree collection project, of over 10,000 hand-written family trees. 

It’s true that many family pedigrees remain privately held. But Darris wants to encourage you to benefit from the research others have done, and to submit your own family tree to be used by future generations. 

 

About the speaker: Darris Williams began discovering his family history while stationed at RAF Alconbury in 1983. He has a bachelor’s degree in Family & Community History and he worked as a British reference consultant at the Family History Library for 15 years. The following 15 years have been spent creating new record publications and help projects. 

Developing research and teaching skills continues to be a priority after 30 years as a FamilySearch employee. He was a co-founder of the FamilySearch wiki. Darris is presently the FamilySearch Wiki & Community Trees Manager, freelance genealogist, and family history instructor. He is currently a trustee of the Society of Genealogists.

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