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Workshop: Researching Great Britain
Saturday, June 04, 2022

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10:30 AM
2:00 PM
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Kate Eakman
Kate Eakman
Research in Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) begins much like research in the United States – we use census reports, civil records of births, marriages, and deaths, with the addition of newspapers, military records, wills, and probate records. As is true with U.S. research, once we reach the mid-1800s, these records become less useful or non-existent, and we must rely primarily on ecclesiastical records to learn about our ancestors. In this workshop, guest speaker, Kate Eakman of Legacy Tree Genealogists will present strategies and sources for researching your ancestors in Great Britain. Topics will include: 
  • Finding England and Wales Census reports
  • Scotland Census reports (transcriptions and the real thing)
  • The GRO - General Register Office
  • ScotlandsPeople
  • The National Archives at Kew (TNA)
  • The National Library of Wales
  • The National Records of Scotland
  • Ecclesiastical Records - Church of England
  • Old Parish Records - Scotland
  • Roman Catholic records and other "Dissenters"
  • The Wales Collection at FindMyPast
  • Newspapers
  • Military records - where to find them and how to get copies
  • Wills
Kate Eakman holds an MA in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with additional graduate work in history and education. As a six-year-old Kate was surprised to learn that her paternal grandmother was not the grandmother of her maternal cousin, and she has been trying to sort out family relationships. After a career as a college history professor, Kate returned to genealogy. These days she is the British Research Team Manager for Salt Lake City-based Legacy Tree Genealogists where she spends her days helping other people sort out their family's past. In addition to traditional genealogical research and writing, Kate has taught a variety of classes on genealogical topics and has been invited to make genealogical presentations around the world thanks to the wonder of Zoom. Kate lives in Gresham, Oregon with her husband, Scott. They have a retired racehorse named Leon and a mustang named Gwen and the four of them provide opportunities for disadvantaged children to experience a very large animal up close and in person.

Cost: $25 for Members, $35 Non-Members
Click here to register. Registration closes Friday, June 4.

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