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Monthly Meeting of Ipswich Group Suffolk Family History Society

Event ListingMonthly Meeting of Ipswich Group Suffolk Family History Society

Following our brief Annual Group Meeting, reviewing the past year, we will hear all about….. “Interpreting Parish Records”

Genealogists tend to take parish registers for granted as valuable sources of information for finding our ancestors. Do we always get the most out of them? Do they always tell the truth? Why were they actually made at all? Why did the format change at particular times, and how can this help family history research?

This talk shows how a deeper knowledge of parish registers can add context,  understanding (and sometimes extra information) to the bare bones of the entries of baptisms, marriages and deaths of our  ancestors, helping us discover richer family histories.’

A reminder that not ALL the answers are on the Internet!

Presented by Vivienne Aldous, Suffolk-based professional archive researcher and genealogist.

When: The Meeting takes place  on Thursday 24th May at 7.15pm

Where: The Co-op Education Centre, 11, Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW (the car park is in Waterworks Street IP4 1JG).

Price: Admission is £2 for Society Members, £2.50 for non-members, no need to book – just turn up! (pay at the door on arrival)

For more information call Howard on 01473 274300.