The first two 'Breaking down your Brickwalls' workshops have been held at the SoG. A small group of members spent two hours discussing and helping to break down each other's brickwalls. In each session, at least one lucky participant had a significant break through and everyone left with new avenues to pursue.
The brick walls stretched from the 18th to 20th century covering mainly England but also Wales, Ireland, Germany and India. There were discussions regarding military, probate, employment and immigration records. In addition, there were useful research techniques and sources identified throughout the sessions.Read more