Introduction to County Research in England

Mia Bennett
Feb 16, 2024
Free through February 23, 2024
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Speaker's Introduction
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History of English Counties
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Civil Registration
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Parish Records
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Key Finding Aids
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Key Repositories
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Other Resources
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Discover the building blocks for researching in the English counties. This talk provides an overview of the key facts you need to know to start researching your English ancestors. Unravel why counties have come and gone with changing boundaries and different types of administrative entities. By understanding which records are stored at national or county level and some of the laws that influenced their collation, you will then be able to effectively concentrate on looking at the specific counties your ancestors came from. Learn about the finding aids and helpful resources to ensure you are set up to take a journey through English research supported by our English Research Series.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Mia Bennett is an English professional genealogist specialising in DNA and genealogical methodology and sources. She is an Associate of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA) and previous trustee of the Society of Genea
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  1. JK
    Joan Knowles
    3 days ago

    Very well done. Looking forward to the next talk.

  2. CC
    Cathy Cline
    4 days ago

    This was fantastic! I have not yet begun real research in Buckinghamshire records but now I have a better idea where to begin once I am ready.

  3. CM
    5 days ago

    Very informative

  4. JT
    Johanna Totman
    5 days ago

    The speaker is very well spoken and knowledgeable. This has been the best webinar I’ve attended, and that says a great deal.

  5. GL
    Graham Lowe
    5 days ago

    Mia Bennett, thank you for a very informative and educational presentation. I very much appreciate that you provided a great overview of researching in English counties and administrative jurisdictions, including extensive advice about resources and repositories and how best to utilize them to aid in our research. Geoff, I’ve waited a long time for such a series. Mia, thanks again!

  6. JH
    Jerry Higgins
    5 days ago

    A great introduction to a new series! I can’t wait for the next installment. Really good useful information. Almost as good as being there.

  7. BP
    Barry PYCROFT
    5 days ago

    Great speaker. A complex subject covered well and simply. The record content & quality is as varied as those who wrote them.

  8. JE
    Julie Egilsson-Battist
    5 days ago

    Provided plenty of research options to check out


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