Parish Registers – online workshop
Enjoy this online Parish Registers Workshop from the comfort and safety of your own home, and wherever you live in the world, whilst still being able to contribute fully to the discussion.
Increase your chances of success with family historians’ core resource. Better understand what registers can provide for you, how and why they differ in content over time, where to find them, how Church of England and non-conformist registers differ, and how to interpret them. Also, indexes and transcripts, their benefits and pitfalls.
Tickets cost £10 (members £9). Pre-booking is required as full joining instructions will be sent by email to all attendees in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.
To be able to join in this workshop, you will need a computer (or laptop/tablet) which has built-in or separate speakers and a built-in or separate mic. Ideally you will also have a webcam fitted on your device or as a separate attachment. Your computer needs to have a browser and be connected to broadband. You will be asked to download a small piece of software the first time you join to enable you to use the online conferencing software. This will be sent to you in advance. Technical help is available for those who need further assistance, please contact
Image: copyright Berkshire Record Office, reproduced with their kind permission.
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Catherine Sampson MSc
Catherine is a veteran family historian. Her own family history research is mainly concentrated in East Anglia and the North-East.
Catherine read Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Sheffield in the 1980s, and more recently gained a distinction in a Masters in English Local History at Oxford University. She is a keen social historian, specialising in the Early Modern period and chairs Berkshire Family History Society and also Project Purley, Purley’s local history society. She has published several histories of her own family and in 2010 edited “Purley in Old Images”.