With the emphasis on the 19th century, Gwyneth Wilkie introduces us to the GRO indexes.
In this talk, Gwyneth looks at:
- How the system was set up;
- How the information was collected and transmitted to the GRO;
- How it was processed;
- The various modern ways of accessing the indexes, with their advantages and shortcomings.
Gwyneth shows some examples of certificates where the details are not what they should have been, making them difficult to find or revealing an interesting story.
Finally she looks at what happened to some people who did not obey the rules and why one particular transgressor found himself sentenced to five years in prison.
26/03/2020 14:00 - 15:00
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