Understanding the lives of your ancestors and where traces might be left behind in a wide range of documents.
Tracing elusive ancestors can be an interesting challenge. Just where do you go for information when the usually records provide no information or even any leads? Sometimes after years of searching there can be a ‘lucky find’ and a newly released record that answers your question. However, although developing a research strategy can prove invaluable as hone your search in searching for your missing person, don’t be afraid to follow hunches or ask for help.
This session will cover…
• Some alternative approaches if conventional searches don’t give results
• How to use FreeBMD and GRO sources together
• Using multiple sources together including old newspapers
• Email-based mutual help
Jeff Coleman was born and brought up in Cardiff and moved to Swansea 45 years ago. He has been researching his family history since the 1980s and helping with other people’s family history for over 15 years. Jeff has been a member of the Glamorgan Family History Society for nearly 30 years. He has worked on the ‘Cambrian Index’ at Swansea Central Library and with FreeBMD.
The Swansea Branch AGM will commence at 7 pm followed by Jeff's talk at approx 7.30 pm.
Register for the Event on Eventbrite - Swansea Branch AGM & Talk - Monday 11 October at 7 pm