Jan 302014

Oxfordshire Family History Society’s computer-flavoured talk this coming Monday, 3 February, is titled “Breaking down brick walls in your family history research”.

It will be presented by Mark Bayley, of S&N Genealogy.

Mark says that his talk looks at how to resolve stumbling blocks in your family history research using new and unique search strategies to find those missing relatives. Techniques he will cover will include searching for a family using just the individuals’ forenames, keyword search tools (using criteria other than a name to search on) and other advanced search techniques. The talk also covers unique data sets such as Non-Conformist records, Non-Parochial records, Fleet marriages, Will images, Parish Records, Military Records, Directories, Newspapers and more.

Mark is currently working as the head of the online division and is company director at S&N Genealogy, and has been involved in many aspects of genealogy and the family business from an early age.

The talk will commence at 7:30pm, with doors open from 7:15pm, at the Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB. Directions are at www.ofhs.org.uk/ExeterHall.html All are very welcome, including non-members of the Society. The talk will be summarised in the OFHS journal, the Oxfordshire Family Historian.


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