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Finding and Using Parish Registers in England & Wales


The records of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parishes where your ancestors lived remain the prime sources for pre 1837 research but also later. The records are not always easy to find or use, not all are online or indexed and there is no one single place to look but this talk will provide useful grounding on using and locating these vital records.


About the speaker:  Else Churchill is the Genealogist at the Society Genealogists in London and a has over 30 years of experience as a genealogist.


Formerly a professional genealogical librarian and researcher, Else has worked for the SoG since 1994. She now leads on external liaison, representation and communications; the Society's education and publishing programmes as well as being the Society's subject specialist.

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