The following announcement was written by the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA):
Manorial and Estate Records in England and Wales are the subject of AGRA’s latest autumn/winter monthly podcast.
Available to listen to as of the 1 December 2021, join three of AGRA’s professional genealogists – Ian Waller, Catherine Ryan and Sue Adams – as they share their valuable insights and research tips about these fascinating records, which can provide a wealth of information about ordinary people.
In a discussion moderated by Helen Tovey, editor of Family Tree Magazine, our AGRA genealogists, with years of experience in their field and a track record of breaking down brick walls for clients, will explain and demystify these sources. Their advice will enable family and local historians to unlock these under-utilised records.
AGRA Chair, Antony Marr, said: “Continuing the very popular AGRA podcast series, our AGRA experts can explain how to best access and use Manorial and estate records. These are an under-used but very valuable source of information about the lives of ancestors, and not often included in on-line collections.”
AGRA’s podcasts are released on a monthly basis. Each edition tackles a different aspect of family history, and links to a section on the AGRA website with details of helpful resources and search tools.
The podcasts are available on the AGRA website https://www.agra.org.uk/ as well as on a range of podcast hosts, such as Apple.
Topics already covered by AGRA’s professional genealogy experts, and available to listen to are:
- House Histories. Ancestral Research, Getting Started - including understanding BMD and Census records. • Research Before 1837.
- Military Research - including British service in India.
- DNA Testing and Use in Conjunction with Genealogical Research.
- Using Land Records, such as maps and tithe maps for further research.
- Commissioning Effective Research, to ensure you get the results you want and the best value for money when using a professional genealogist.
- Legal and Chancery Records. • Researching Welsh Ancestors.
Further topics to be released in 2022 are:
- January: Researching Liverpool Ancestors. Liverpool became a colourful melting pot of immigrants from Ireland and further afield, as well as having strong connections with the slave trade. It provides a rich field for family research.
- February: Poor Law, Settlement Records, Workhouses & Asylums. Before the Welfare State the Poor Law was the only source of relief for the poor and destitute. Our experts examine how it worked and what records it produced.