Treasures of the Society of Genealogists: Birth Briefs

Exploring our family trees requires attention to detail. We focus on databases and archives as we search for clues and the evidence we need. We keep our eyes down on the detail. But sometimes, just for a moment, it’s worth sitting back and looking at the bigger picture. A birth brief is perfect for that bigger picture because we can see the generations all on one page – at a glance.

A birth brief is a form that allows you to record your ancestors, going back to your great-great-grandparents. Of course, each birth brief only shows your direct ancestors. For example, you won’t be able to see your great-uncles or great-aunts. But it still gives a snapshot of your family. Other people, who share some of your ancestors, may find that snapshot very useful...

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Society of Genealogists Newsletter – January 2018

Beginning the New Year on an auspicious note, the Society is offering a fantastic 25% membership discount to new joiners for January. For those thinking about volunteering, Volunteer Coordinator Gary Taylor-Raebel outlines new opportunities and the associated benefits for budding genealogists. Also inside there’s a focus on the Community Hub and the extensive resources it has to offer. Along with highlighted events and our monthly competition we also report on advances in the community at large.

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