Our May Zoom-based meeting was treated to an absorbing and highly informative talk by professional genealogist, Les Mitchinson, Dip.Gen. He took us on a journey spanning nearly 300 years, from the introduction of parish registers during the reign of Henry VIII in 1558, up until the introduction of the Civil Registration of births, marriages and deaths on 1st July 1837. We were also reminded of the often tumultuous background events that influenced the content of parish registers, such as the English Civil War, or the Great Plague of the 1660’s.
Next, we will hold our Annual General Meeting online at 7:30pm on Monday, 21st June.
Further details, including how members can register, are available by clicking here.