Getting the Most from Certificates and other Documents - A Online Talk on 20 May

We all use documents as the building blocks for our research. Although they were created for specific purposes - such as civil registration - we can gain more information from them by “reading between the lines”.

In this talk, Doreen Hopwood explains what you can discover. She shows us a range of documents from the 17th to the 20th centuries and shows us how to use the information to take our research further. Doreen also discusses possible alternatives for missing documents...

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Getting the Most from the Society Library Catalogue (SOGCAT) - A Free Online Talk on 26 May

Join us for an interesting talk on SoGCAT, the Society of Genealogists’ online library catalogue. Our Library holds about 135,000 items, where do you start to find information on your ancestors? SoGCAT lists what we hold. So learning how to use it gives you a huge getting started benefit.

Join staff genealogist Else Churchill who will provide you with lots of information on how to use SOGCAT and what it holds to further your research...

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New Zealand Connections: A Short Guide to Records - A One-hour Live Online Talk on 15 May 2021

Do you have people on your family tree who emigrated to New Zealand in the 19th or 20th centuries? Sometimes your ancestors settled in the country. But often, descendants returned to Britain.

In this talk, Marie Hickey tells us about some of the records available for researching your New Zealand ancestors.

Marie covers:

- the standard birth, marriage and death records

- the ways that some New Zealand records hold different to content to those in the UK

- other records that that are not usually used in the UK

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