Researching Your English Ancestors: Beyond the Parish Register
Successful English research often requires use of more than census, civil registration, and church records. Many of England’s lesser-used records are valuable sources for solving genealogical problems and advancing your research. During this course, English research experts will introduce many of these lesser-used records and explain how to find and interpret these sources that span from the medieval ages to the 20th century.
This is an intermediate-level English research course. Class members should have experience using England’s major records—Church of England parish registers, civil registration records (birth, marriage, death), and census records. Some knowledge of other sources would be advantageous but is not required. Experience reading old handwriting would be beneficial but is also not required.
Coordinator: Apryl Cox, AG
            Apryl Cox, AG
            Barbara Baker, AG
            Vona Williams, AG
            John Kitzmiller, AG
            Phil Dunn, AG
            Raymon Naisbitt, AG
  • Review of England’s Three Basic Records (Apryl Cox)
  • Parish Chest Records (Apryl Cox)
  • Workhouse and Board of Guardian Records (Barbara Baker)
  • Probate Records, Part I (Apryl Cox)
  • Probate Records, Part II (Apryl Cox)
  • Paleography and Latin (Vona Williams)
  • Quarter Session Court and Ecclesiastical Court Records (Barbara Baker)
  • Chancery Court and Assize Court Records (John Kitzmiller)
  • Manors and Their Records (John Kitzmiller)
  • Heraldry and Nobility Records (John Kitzmiller)
  • Land and Property-Related Records (Barbara Baker)
  • Census Substitutes (Apryl Cox)
  • Big City Research (Phil Dunn)
  • British Army and Militia Records (Apryl Cox and John Kitzmiller)
  • British Navy and Artillery Records (Apryl Cox and John Kitzmiller)
  • East India Company Records (John Kitzmiller)
  • Nonconformist Church Records (Raymon Naisbitt)
  • Apprenticeship, Freeman, and Guild Records (Barbara Baker)
  • Methodology (Apryl Cox)
  • Onsite Research (John Kitzmiller)