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Getting The Most From The GRO Indexes


The General Register Office indexes of births, marriages and deaths are among the most straightforward finding-aids we have, so why bother to find out more? In this talk we will look at how the information was gathered and assembled and also consider what can go wrong at each step of the process. Our access to the information in these volumes is now via websites. How do these differ? Are there ways of using them in combination? The aim is to search more effectively by being aware of these and other issues.


Can't make this time? Book anyway as this talk will be recorded and available to watch for 2 weeks. 


Gwyneth WilkieAbout the speaker: Dr Gwyneth Wilkie joined SoG straight after taking early retirement and signed up for the Skills courses. Over the years she has volunteered in various capacities, starting with stuffing leaflets into plastic bags and later being on the Advice Line and part of the Events team. Her particular interests in Family History are civil registration, fraud, and medicine. She has contributed some short biographies to the livesretold website and has written various articles for the Genealogists’ Magazine among others. She has branched into local history by writing the history of the Amersham British School and is at present looking at workhouse officials there.


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