14:15 - 15:00

Parish registers are the most important resource for family history before the start of civil registration in 1837, and there are increasing numbers of indexes, transcriptions  and images online. This talk will survey the wide range available, both free and commercial, for all parts of the British Isles, and look at how to find out whether the registers for a particular parish are online. We will also discuss the great advantages and the significant shortcomings of these resources, to help you make the most of them.

Peter Christian

Peter Christian has been researching his genealogy for 35 years and first put his family tree on the web in 1995. A Fellow of the Society of Genealogists and a trustee of Genuki, he has written countless articles on using the Internet for family history and is the author of The Genealogist's Internet and (with David Annal) Census: the Family Historian's Guide.