England’s Quarter Sessions Records

England’s Quarter Sessions Records


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England’s Quarter Sessions Records


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The Quarter Sessions began in the 14th century and did not end till late in the 20th century. These courts served both a judicial and an administrative function within the counties and created a vast store house of records. Learn how to access published and original records. Learn about your ancestors in all levels of society, justices of the peace, criminals, badgers, ale house keepers, parish officers and more. 


 
 

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Presenter: Paul Milner

Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research.
 
Here’s the backstory about Paul:
 
Paul was raised on the West Coast of northern England. A mining engineer with a degree from the Cambourne School of Mines in Cornwall, England, he came to the U.S. in 1975 to get his graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin. He has been in the U.S. ever since, and in 2008 he became a dual citizen of both countries. In the intervening years, Paul received two graduate degrees and traveled widely throughout the world.
 
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.
 
He is the 2018 recipient of the Utah Genealogical Society Fellow Award.
 
He is currently the book review editor of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois Newsletter (BIGWILL) and is the former book review editor of the FGS FORUM.
 
Paul is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois.
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