American Research for British Researchers: County and State Records - Live Online Talk on 5 December
The Vital Records Act of 1836 made compulsory the registration of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales. In the US, there is no such national registration. Vital records are recorded in each individual state, and often at the county level. In some cases, county or community records predate those kept by the state.
American research often involves the creative use of extant records such as national census returns, used in conjunction with county-level courthouse records to assemble a family's genealogy. Studying a Yorkshire family which crossed the ocean in 1873, we will compare some of the available records which exist in the UK and in the US...Read more