Fishing for Your Ancestors: Genealogy from a maritime perspective (A one-day short course)

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Greenwich Maritime Institute is pleased to announce its first short course on maritime genealogy. Led by naval historian Dr Chris Ware, a frequent contributor to the ever-popular Who Do You Think You Are? TV series, and Dr Martin Wilcox, author of Fishing and Fishermen: A Guide for Family Historians, this course will help you navigate the shoal waters of maritime genealogy. Two highly experienced researchers will share their insights and practical tips on the principal archival and online sources for tracing maritime ancestors, as well as highlighting many less well known areas.

Greenwich Maritime Institute is pleased to announce its first short course on maritime genealogy. Led by naval historian Dr Chris Ware, a frequent contributor to the ever-popular Who Do You Think You Are? TV series, and Dr Martin Wilcox, author of Fishing and Fishermen: A Guide for Family Historians, this course will help you navigate the shoal waters of maritime genealogy. Two highly experienced researchers will share their insights and practical tips on the principal archival and online sources for tracing maritime ancestors, as well as highlighting many less well known areas.

Among the key sources covered will be:

  • Naval muster rolls and pay books
  • Continuous service records
  • Officers’ logs
  • Crew lists
  • Certificates of competence and service
  • Passenger records
  • Records of apprentices
  • Company and personal papers

The course will take place on Thursday 13th June from 9.30am – 4.30pm. The cost is £90 per person which includes lunch, refreshments, course materials and a certificate of attendance. A booking form can be found on the Greenwich Maritime Institute website: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/gmi/study/short/programmes

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