Wednesday, March 11, 2009

British Isles Panel forum at SDGS Meeting on Saturday

The next meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society is Saturday, 14 March at 12 noon at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd, (at Jackson Drive) in San Diego. From the March 2009 SDGS newsletter:

The program will be a British Isles Panel Forum, featuring June Hanson (British records and research), Jackie Webster (Scottish records and research) and Mary Russell (Ireland records and research).

If you have British Isles ancestors, you will not want to miss this unique opportunity to hear, and more importantly, to ask questions of a panel of experts. They will be discussing the research techniques needed to effectively use civil registrations, church records, censuses, tax records and the geographical division of land.

The panel is composed of long-time BIGRA members (BIGRA was recently merged into SDGS) who have extensive knowledge and research experience in each of their countries of expertise. All have taught research classes and have experience researching in the British Isles.

If you do not feel that you have gotten the most out of researching your British ancestors, this is your chance to find out more from the experts. If you have not yet taken your research "Back across the pond," then come find out the steps that will successfully bring you home to the British Isles. Be sure to have your questions ready to make the most of this special program.

I plan to attend the meeting and will ask June about finding records in the 1800 time frame in Wiltshire, other than church records, which might help identify the parents of John Richman and Ann Marshman. The church records are terrible in Wiltshire in this time period. There must be other resources that can be consulted.

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