Monday, 22 February 2016

Celtic family history day in Surrey

From Surrey History Centre:

Celtic Family History Day
Saturday 12 March 2016, 9.45am-3pm
Surrey History Centre,130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND

A day of exciting and informative talks on Welsh, Irish and Scottish family history as well as opportunities to ask the experts with specific family history advice.

The day will also cover:
  • Historical background and the differences between researching in England and Wales/Scotland/Ireland
  • Geographical implications discussed
  • Sources - what there is and where to find them
  • Any problems and tips on overcoming them
  • Myth busting! Dispelling a few myths - particularly about Irish and Welsh family history
  • The Family Search team will explain the resources they hold (copies of church records, indexes, etc) and how and where these can be accessed after each talk.
  • £10 includes tea and coffee. Refreshments will be available throughout the day but please bring your own lunch.
  • Representatives from The London Family History Centre (Family Search Library), and East and West Surrey Family History Societies will also be available on the day.

Please book online at, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.

(With thanks to Lauren Stevens)


For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit My Pinterest account is at

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