Researching British Ancestors with Melissa A. Johnson, CG
Introduction to British Genealogy Research
Learn the basics about how to research ancestors from the United Kingdom using indexes and records available online and at overseas repositories. This lecture covers civil registration, census records, wills, parish registers, military records, and other key sources.
Beyond the Basics: British Genealogy Research
Solving difficult genealogical problems and learning more about the lives of British and Welsh ancestors is dependent upon knowledge of less frequently used record sets. This lecture covers how to access and use federal records from The National Archives, court records throughout England and Wales, tax lists, immigration and emigration records, parish chest records, and resources available locally at county record centers and local history libraries.
Case Studies in British Genealogy
This session presents several case studies spanning multiple time periods in British history. Each case is resolved using a different methodology and a variety of relevant sources.
Using DNA to Solve Genealogical Problems
Discover more about using DNA to solve problems and break through genealogical brick walls. This lecture covers how to use autosomal DNA, shared DNA matches, targeted testing plans, X-DNA, Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA, and will use several case studies to demonstrate how difficult research problems can be solved with the help of DNA.
|Melissa A. Johnson, CG, is a New Jersey-based board-certified genealogist specializing in genealogical research from the colonial period to the present; family history writing, editing, and publishing; using DNA in genealogical research; and forensic genealogy. She focuses on researching families with roots in New Jersey, New York City, Pennsylvania, and the British Isles. Melissa is an instructor in the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate program, and also teaches at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research. She also owns and operates the New Jersey Family History Institute, which runs virtual and in person courses and lectures on a variety of genealogy topics.
Saturday, 20 July 2019, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Registration Opens at 10:00 AM
Shaler North Hills Library, 1822 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, PA 15116
$20 for NHG members
$30 for non-members (includes 2019-2020 membership)
Box lunch available for additional $13 (see options on registration)
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Email us at Programs@NorthHillsGenealogists.org if you have questions