Family history has been Celia’s passion since she first began tracing her own family tree as a teenager. After studying at the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, she gained a distinction in the Higher Certificate in Genealogy and runs her own company, HeritageFamilyHistory.co.uk, providing family history tuition and research services.

Celia has recently launched a new online family history course (The e-Course) and her first book ‘Tracing Family History Through Death Records’ was published by Pen and Sword books in February 2013.

Presentation

How Far Did Your Ancestor Travel?

Migration within the UK before the advent of the railways

Traditionally we have been led to believe that, apart from the privileged few, our ancestors rarely strayed far from where they were born. In this presentation Celia challenges this theory and shows how migration within the UK, rather than inadequacies in parish registers, may well be at the root of many of our genealogical brick walls.