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Course 10   English Genealogical Research: Online, On Location, On Target
Sherry Irvine, Coordinator

Schedule 8:30-9:45 10:15-11:30 1:00-2:15 2:45-4:00
Monday
June 11
Building Blocks: Places, Dates and People

Irvine
Births, Marriages and Deaths in Civil Records

Irvine
Christenings, Marriages and Burials in Church Records

Irvine
Vital Records Online (Computer Lab)

Irvine
Tuesday
June 12
Census and Inhabitants Lists Online (Computer Lab)

Irvine
Finding Archives and Libraries Online (Computer Lab)

Irvine
Census Returns, Directories and School Records

Irvine
Inhabitants Lists before the Government Census

Irvine
Wednesday
June 13
Nonconformists and Recusants: Records of Religious Dissenters

Irvine
Fundamentals of English Probate

Irvine
Parishes and Towns, Ratepayers and Paupers: Records of Local Administration

Irvine
The National Archives Website (Computer Lab)

Irvine
Thursday
June 14
Great Divides in English Genealogy: (1) major problems of distance and record gaps

Irvine
Great Divides in English Genealogy: (2) useful strategies

Irvine
Working With Resources 1 (in Special Collection)

Irvine
Working With Resources 2 (in Special Collection)

Irvine
8:00-9:15 9:45-10:45 11:00-12:00
Friday June 15 People at Work: Professionals, tradesmen and laborers

Irvine
Manors and Courts

Irvine
Using Online Resources for research and trip planning (Computer Lab)

Irvine

Have a safe trip home

Course Overview

Prerequisites

Textbook(s)

Students should own one or both of the texts on methodology listed below and it is recommended but not required that they obtain the other three items. Suppliers include the publishers, Willow Bend Books, and Interlink Bookshop (all have web sites readily found using a search engine).

  1. Your English Ancestry by Sherry Irvine (Ancestry, 1998)
  2. Ancestral Trails by Mark Herber (GPC, 2000)
  3. Genuki by David Hawgood (FFHS, 2002 and online at http://www.hawgood.co.uk/genuki/ )
  4. Probate Jurisdictions by J.S.W. Gibson and E. Churchill (FFHS, 2002)
  5. Specialist Indexes for Family Historians by J.S.W. Gibson (FFHS, 2000)

Students should have access to the Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis or a similar gazetteer.

Students should read English history for the appropriate period; the Penguin History of Britain contains nine volumes, four covering 1603 to the present:

  1. A Monarchy Transformed by Mark Kishlansky
  2. A Wealth of Nations by Linda Colley
  3. The Contradictions on Progress by David Cannadine
  4. Hope and Glory by Peter Clarke