Alec Tritton - Family Tree Live speaker profile


24 January 2019
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Exploring the genealogical treasures in the parish chest


Exploring the genealogical treasures in the parish chest

Alec Tritton will be speaking on ‘”Of This Parish”: Using church and parish records’ at Family Tree Live


Introducing Alec Tritton’s talk:

The Society of Genealogists (SoG) collects records of the registers of the Church of England and the papers of the vestry, constables and other officials who administered the parish. This talk will look at church and parish records in the SoG library and elsewhere and demonstrate how to use them to further your family history research.

Spanning five centuries of history, the parish records can enable you to take your family lines back, from recent generations, to before the reign of King Henry VIII.

Not only will you be able to glean information about individuals and families, the wider parish records will enable to you to gain a clearer view of the communities in which your ancestors once lived.


This talk is for you if you wish to learn more about the full range of records kept by thousands of parishes, to take your research back to Tudor times, and learn about individual family members and the wider community.

Suitable for many levels of family history researcher, beginner to intermediate.


Come along to Family Tree Live find out more…

Alec Tritton will be speaking at 12.15 on Saturday 27 April 2019


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Mini bio:

Alec Tritton has been a family historian for over 35 years, specialising in burial grounds, graveyards, grave robbery, and obscure Nonconformist sects. A former chairman of the Federation of Family History Societies and the Guild of One-Name Studies, as well as vice-chairman of the Society of Genealogists, he has lectured extensively in England and the United States on various genealogical subjects. As well as lecturing and writing articles, his passion is leading walking tours around London burial grounds. He teaches both the Nonconformity and the Employment Records Courses for Pharos Tutors., and teaches subjects on both the beginners and intermediate Family Skills courses at the Society of Genealogists. In his spare time he keeps rare-breed horses and ponies (Irish Draught & Dales), two cats, keeps chickens and enjoys listening to smooth jazz. 


How to catch the Family Tree Live talks

The talks are included in your all-inclusive Family Tree Live ticket price. To find out more about this brand new family history event at Alexandra Palace, click here!


Plan your day out

To download the programme of talks just click here!

Go to click Family Tree Live, then Lectures & Workshops

Alec Tritton will also be tutoring in the workshop programme at Family Tree Live.


PS The slides demonstrate why you should check the original. They show a marriage in Seasalter and a slide of ‘Burials in Woollen Certificates & Affidavits’

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