Fraud, Forgery, Feuding: The Coming of Civil Registration - A One-Hour Lecture on 1 March

We will look at pre-1837 records in the light of the evidence presented to the 1833 Select Committee on Parochial Registration.  It covers the keeping of the records, the information included, the legal standing of Anglican & Dissenters' records, the difficulties of proving identity, descent and entitlement, opportunities for forgery and fraud, attitudes to change, who wanted it and why.  It argues that an understanding of how BMD records were collected and transmitted is helpful when faced with deficiencies in the GRO indexes.

A one-hour lecture on Wednesday, 1 March (2pm) with Dr Gwyneth Wilkie, cost £8.00/£6.40 SoG members. Places should be pre-booked, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290 (Tues-Thurs & Sat). Do you have a question? email the events department.

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