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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Finding and Using Parish Registers in England & Wales - A one-hour Online Evening Talk on 13 May

The records of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parishes where your ancestors lived remain the prime sources for researching your family history before 1837. Even after that date, with civil registration beginning, the parish registers held very useful details about a family.

The records are not always easy to find or use. Not all the records are online or even indexed. There’s no one single place to look for them.

In this talk, our Genealogist Else Churchill provides a useful grounding on how to find and how to use these vital records...

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