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Finding Family in England & Wales Records

October 23 @ 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

$2 – $65.00

Do you have English or Welsh ancestors? Then this virtual seminar is for you. GSQ is pleased to offer an exciting program of speakers that will provide information and tips about searching the England and Wales records to find your family. Download the event brochure in PDF format.

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Note: the seminar recordings will be available for two (2) weeks after the seminar. These will be for registered participants only & will not be able to be downloaded or shared. So if you can’t participate in some or all of the program on the day these exciting presentations will be available.


Making Sense of the England & Wales Census – Paul Milner
England & Wales 101: an introduction to English & Welsh research – Cathie Sherwood
Blessings & Curses of Tracing Welsh Ancestry – Darris G. Williams
Treasures hiding in FindMyPast Records – Myko Clelland, FindMyPast
Mapping your Ancestors – Mark Bayley, TheGenealogist 
The People, the Places, the Life Behind Doors: the world of the workhouse – Kirsty Gray
English & Welsh Research Panel – Live Q & A – With Kirsty Gray, Myko Clelland, Mark Bayley & Cathie Sherwood

About the Presenters

Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years of experience, specializing in British Isles research. Paul has been designing genealogy workshops, writing books,  and lecturing for over 35 years. He holds an advanced degree in Theology and is particularly knowledgeable about the church and its role in record keeping. As a genealogist, he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology.

Cathie Sherwood has been investigating her ancestors for over 40 years and would describe herself as someone who is passionate about history and addicted to family history. She is a great believer in the value of family history education and regularly attends and presents at conferences, seminars and institutes in Australia and overseas. Cathie was one of only two Australians selected to present at the inaugural RootsTech London in 2019, she was featured in an episode of the Australian version of Who Do You Think You Are 2020 and recently presented at RootsTech 2021 and Family History Down Under 2021.

Darris G. Williams has a bachelor’s degree in Family and Community History. He worked as a British reference consultant at the Family History Library for 15 years. The next 15 years were spent creating new record publications and help projects. Developing research and teaching skills continues to be a priority after 30 years as a FamilySearch employee. He was a co-founder of the FamilySearch wiki. Darris is presently the FamilySearch Wiki Team & Community Trees Manager, freelance genealogist, and family history instructor. A special area of interest has been Welsh family history.

Myko Clelland is the British based genealogist, spokesperson & regional licensing manager for FindMyPast, he is regularly seen discussing family history on television, radio, online & in print. He holds a Masters degree in genealogy (distinction) and is a qualified adult education teacher with over 500 worldwide speaking appearances, from Oxford University to The National Archives (UK), National Library of Wales, RootsTech (US & London), The Society of Genealogists, Society of Australian Genealogists, Auckland Family History, Who Do You Think You Are? Live & many regional archives & local family history groups.

Mark Bayley works as the head of online development for TheGenealogist and company director at S&N British Data Archive, Mark has been involved in many aspects of genealogy and the family business from an early age. During his time at university, he followed a passion for technology, studying Computer Science. A combination of interests in web design, social networks and genealogy led Mark to develop TreeView for his dissertation. TreeView.co.uk is a free online family tree builder that lets you record, display, chart, import, export and shares genealogical information.

Kirsty Gray is a professional genealogist and ‘people finder’ who runs her own research company Family Wise Limited. As a freelance author, she has published articles in family, local and social history magazines and handbooks across the globe. She has been researching the story of her paternal West Country family for many years. n 2011, Kirsty took over from Penny Christensen as Director of English Studies for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, updating previous courses and expanding the provision for online genealogical research courses about English records.

Book your tickets for the Early Bird Price up to 30th Sept 2021
Member: $50 
Non Member: $65


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Member: Finding Family in England & Wales Records
Early Bird Price - Until 30 Sept 2021
$ 50.00
72 available
Non-member: Finding Family in England & Wales Records
Early Bird Price - Until 30 Sept 2021
$ 65.00
72 available
$ 2.00


October 23
12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$2 – $65.00
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