This talk outlines the changing meaning and boundaries of 'London' over the centuries, and the wide variety of record offices and archives
this has generated. It looks at how to locate the places people lived
within London using maps and other sources. All the standard
genealogical sources (census, parish records, probates, etc.) are
available in London and this talk highlights what is special about using
these in London.
Finally, consideration is given to some unique
resources for London, including records generated by the Corporation of
London and the City livery companies and the Middlesex Deeds Registry.
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About the Speaker
Andrew Millard took a Chemistry degree at
Oxford before studying for a doctorate
applying chemistry to archaeology.
He is a
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the
University of Durham, where he has taught
and researched for 18 years.
researches have been on-going since the age of 10, finding many
ancestors in London over the last 400 years. His one-name study follows
his grandmother's maiden name of Bodimeade, a family primarily found
in southern Hertfordshire and northern Middlesex, but with numerous
forays into London parishes. He is currently Chair of the Trustees of
GENUKI and Academic Coordinator for the Guild of One-Name Studies.