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GROUP: English Research Group

  • 18 Feb 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • via Zoom
  • 456



Counties to be presented at this meeting will be Cambridgeshire and Shropshire.

We are excited to advise that Paul Milner (professional genealogist with over 35 years experience and world renown presenter) will be giving us a talk on English Apprenticeship, Guild and Freeman Records. You will learn what an apprenticeship was for our ancestors, what the rules and responsibilities were for all parties involved. See how they progressed from apprentice, to journeyman, to master, possibly leading to becoming a member of a guild, and freeman of a city. Understand the differences between apprenticeships arranged by the parish and by the family, and what that means in searching for records. Learn how and where to search for records, online and in archives. Case studies will illustrate the variety of records and why all record sources need to be examined. The focus will be on English resources, but the research process will apply to Wales.  A detailed handout will be provided for all attendees.

About Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv.

Paul Milner, a native of northern England, professional genealogist and international lecturer. He teaches English and Scottish research tracks at SLIG, IGHR and the British Institute. Paul is a recipient of UGA Fellow Award (2018) and the FGS David S. Vogels Jr Award (2019). He is the author of six publications providing how-to guidance for English and Scottish researchers. He is the past president of BIGWILL, and board member of the APG, FGS and GSG.

Paul has specialized in British Isles genealogical research for over 35 years and focuses on resources and methodology. Follow Paul’s blog at

This is an online session using the Zoom platform.

Convenors: Diana Pecar, Linda Radulovitch and Annesley Watson

Skill level: All 

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