Using deeds and records of civil courts to trace your British ancestors, 29 May


10 May 2024
An expert presentation by Dr Nicholas Dixon on how to access and use deeds and records of the civil courts to find out more about your British ancestors.

29 May, 6.30pm (UK time)


Deeds and other documents concerning property transactions contain a wealth of information of use to genealogists, but it is sometimes difficult for researchers to access this information because such records are rarely digitised and can be difficult to understand.

Likewise, highly useful records of the civil courts such as Chancery and the Common Pleas present unique challenges for researchers due to the way they are arranged and the complexities of legal process. 

In this webinar, Dr Nicholas Dixon will explain how it is possible to locate and use such records to take forward family history research. Drawing upon his extensive experience of using these records, he will offer practical advice about how the obstacles can be overcome.

Event details

The workshop will be hosted on Zoom and begin at 6.30pm UK time on 29 May 2024. It will last 1 hour 30 mins (inclusive of questions time).

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About the webinar presenter
Dr Nicholas Dixon is a professional genealogist and house history researcher in London. He studied history at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and was awarded a PhD degree in 2019 for a thesis concerning the Church of England during the early 19th century. He is an external contributor to the History of Parliament project and undertakes research projects for clients. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a student member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists.