Researching Your Ancestors Before Civil Registration
With increased digitisation of genealogical records in England and Wales, documents relating to your ancestors are far more readily available but how are the records structured? Where are they located? And what information can be gleaned from these primary sources?
Taking you through the basics by examining various record sets in the parish chest, Kirsty Gray highlights the online and offline resources available to today’s genealogist when researching before 1837 in England and Wales.
Kirsty has almost twenty years research experience and was a founder member of both the Society for One-Place Studies and The Surname Society. She was awarded No. 1 ‘Rockstar’ Genealogist for England/Wales/Scotland and the Commonwealth (2015 and 2016) and is a well-respected genealogist across the world.
In 2002, Kirsty became a professional genealogist and now, as the MD of Family Wise Limited, she and the FWL team ‘find people and change lives’. They conduct research for private individuals, solicitors, academics and companies worldwide, as well as being one of the leading intestacy specialists or ‘Heir Hunters’ as they are now better known.