WSAS Workshop Saturday 17 November to be held at WSRO

Parish Records after the Registers

Parish registers get the most publicity, because they are the bread-and-butter documents for family historians.  However the parish authorities influenced our lives for centuries in lots of different ways, and the result is a wealth of under-used material.  These documents tell us about the lives our ancestors led from the constraints of poverty to the ways in which the wealthy wished to be remembered.

10.45          Arrival and coffee  

11.00-11.30 Introduction – how to                   find parish records, quick                   overview of registers and                   BTs

11.30-12.15 Churchwardens, church                   history

12.15-1.00   Vestry and successor                   records, charities

1.00-2.00     Lunch  

2.00-2.45     The Poor - settlement

2.45-3.30     The Poor - overseers,                    rates, apprenticeships

3.30-4.00     Tea and round up

Cost Members £12 Non-members £15 to include coffee, tea and biscuits.