English Apprentices and Guilds

26th October 2023
By Engagement Committee
This talk has been postponed until next year due to a bereavement in Paul's family.

Join us to 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 also apply to Wales. 

A detailed handout will be provided for all attendees.

About our speaker - Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv.

Paul Milner, a native of northern England, a professional genealogist and international lecturer. He teaches week-long English and Scottish research tracks at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and the British Institute. Paul is a recipient of UGA Fellow Award (2018) and the David S. Vogels Jr Award from FGS (2019). He is the author of six publications providing how-to guidance for English and Scottish researchers. Paul has specialised in British Isles genealogical research for over 35 years. Paul is currently the book review editor for the BIGWILL newsletter and retired review editor of the FGS FORUM. He is currently on the board of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH), the past president of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois (BIGWILL), and a past board member of the APG, FGS and GSG. Paul focuses on British Isles resources and methodology on his blog at www.milnergenealogy.com

Attendance at this event is open to members of Family History ACT and to visitors.

When:  Saturday 25 November 2023 - 10.00am - 11.30am

You can attend in person or via Zoom. Please visit our website to reserve your place.

Cost:        FHACT Members   $14

                 Non Members       $20



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