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Trace your English roots

Need help finding your English ancestors before the civil records of the 19th century?  Toronto Branch is presenting an exciting two days of learning at the end of October devoted to English genealogy, and ideally suited for researchers at the intermediate to advanced level.

International author and lecturer Paul Milner and our own Branch expert James F.S. Thomson will lead a full-day workshop on Saturday October 27 on the theme English Genealogy Before 1837: Researching pre-Victorian Records. Learn how to move back in time and trace your English roots before civil registration and censuses, with sessions on accessing and interpreting parish records, mining the parish chest, armed forces records of the Napoleonic era, 18th century research, and resources you can explore from the GTA.

On the afternoon of Friday October 26, we’re offering a special bonusa mini-workshop with Paul covering two key topics in Advanced English Research: “Navigating the English Probate System” and “Finding 17th Century Ancestors in England”.

Both events will be held at Lansing United Church in North York. Members of the Ontario Genealogical Society enjoy a fee discount. Register now to ensure your spot!

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