Talk at Ivychurch
I will be giving a talk St George's church in Ivychurch, Romney Marsh, Kent on Saturday 13 April at 2.30 pm. Entrance is free but there will be a retiring collection to raise money for church maintenance and restoration. All are welcome. Full details are on my talks page
5 week Evening Class and One Day Course now booking
My five week evening class 'Building Your Family Tree' is next running at Rye, East Sussex starting 23 April and my next one day course is 'Tracing Your Ancestors Through Death Records' at Chatham on 11 May. Both are now open for booking. Go to the courses page for details.
Tracing Your Family History Through Death Records.
I am pleased to announce that my book is now published. It is available from Amazon here and I will also have copies with me at most of my talks
It is an irony that it is death records that frequently bring our ancestors so vividly to life Ė far more so than any other source! They often provide personal information that is just not to be found in other records and which may help you see your ancestor in a much more realistic light.
Finding an ancestorís death is crucial in another way too: an awful lot could have happened to him in between the time you last found him on a census return or baptizing his last child and the day he died Ė without the death record you only know half his story!Yet these sources are surprisingly underused my many researchers. The book looks in detail at how to get the utmost from all sorts of death records, at why deaths can be hard to trace, and at what you can do to locate those that just donít seem to be there.
A review of the book can be read here.
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My name is Celia Heritage and I am a professional genealogist and lecturer in Family History.
I offer a professional research service and online research advice as well as Family History Courses; both online and classroom based. Whatever your requirements, my aim is to bring your past alive for you and help you really get under the skins of your ancestors, so that you have more than just a list of names and dates.
The popularity of Family History in the twenty-first century is immense, and learning about your past is highly rewarding with many people finding that it gives them a sense of belonging to learn more about where they come from! Researching your ancestry is not always easy, and there are many pitfalls for the unwary
Many people do not have sufficient time to carry out their own research, or find they need to travel to other parts of the country in order to continue with their research and are unable to do so. Heritage Family History not only offers research and lecturing services but also offers tailored one to one family history tours in Kent and London. Just ask for details.
If you are researching your family history yourself, even the more experienced find that from time to time they need a helping hand. Whatever your requirements I can offer the support you need.
Take a look around my site and if you have any family history requirements I havenít covered please do let me know, as I would be happy to hear from you.Celia