Else Churchill will be speaking at the Society of Genealogists’ Centenary Conference 7 May 2011
Speakers at the Society of Genealogists’ Conference
Breaking the Barriers – Innovative Genealogy in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Royal Overseas League , London . 7 May 2011
Else Churchill’s talk will be called -
I’ve got a little list – sources for the “Long 18th century” 1688-1837
Session 5B, 16.30-17.30
An overview of the sources that can supplement the deficiencies of parish registers using what are known in the Society of Genealogists’ Library as “local lists”. These were often generated for ad-hoc need or used as census substitutes. Lists could be generated by the parish such as the duties on baptism and marriages 1695-1706 or for the provision for parish poor; lists generated for defense such as musters and militia; lists generated by the state for taxation and lists of voters and ratepayers. Some of these underused treasures of the SoG will be digitized for the forthcoming business index and other projects.
Else Churchill is the Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists. She has nearly 30 years of experience as a professional genealogical librarian, researcher and teacher and has for many years been responsible for the external liaison and campaigns of the SoG. She also leads the Society’s education and publishing programmes as well as being the Society’s subject specialist. She has contributed to articles to for the British Genealogical Press, National Media and of course the Society’s own Genealogists Magazine. She has written modules on advanced genealogy techniques and sources for the BBC History Family History website and has acted as a genealogical consultant for the BBC. She lectures regularly for the Society of Genealogists, The National Archives and for local groups around the United Kingdom. She has lectured extensively in Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Else is one of the Society of Genealogists lecture team and a tutor for the joint SoG/Pharos Family History Skills and Strategies (Intermediate) Distance Learning Course.
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