18 July 2016 Family History Expert Offers Research Advice

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Fascinating insights into the lives of workhouse inmates and advice on tracing your own family tree will be the subject of talks being given by UK genealogy expert Lady Mary Teviot at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library on August 5.

Lady Teviot, Vice President of the Federation of Family History Societies, has been involved with family history research for over 43 years. She is also the Chairman of the Friends of the East Sussex Record Office and a member of the Council of the British Records Association.

Her company Census Searches Ltd is a professional genealogical research company that undertakes research into family history, probate and media research.

At the event in Coffs Harbour, Lady Teviot will speak on:

  • WORKHOUSES:  Their history, how they developed, when and how they were designed and built, why people entered the workhouse, the conditions in which the inmates lived and the records available including admission and discharge of inmates.
  • I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT (A SECOND LOOK AT PROBLEMS): Some suggestions and sources for when you reach a 'brick wall' in your research including some lesser known online genealogy sources.

There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

The event will be held on Friday, August 5, from 2pm – 4.30pm. Entry will be by gold coin donation and afternoon tea will be served.

Bookings are essential. For more information or to book online visit the library website: http://libraries.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au or phone 6648 4900.​​


Workroom at St James Workhouse