November 2023 Meeting

Meeting on Saturday, 21 November 2023, 10:00 AM, Community Church, 5714 Broadway St, Richmond, IL  Our speaker will be Dr. Dan Hubbard, presenting "Ye Olde Genealogie: Medieval English Research."

Dr. Daniel Hubbard has been seriously researching his family history since he was 11 years old.  He is a former particle physicist who lived in France, Switzerland, and Sweden for 20 years before returning to Illinois with his family.  A full-time professional genealogist, book designer and writer, he is the owner of Personal Past ( with research concentrating on North American and Northern European records.  He is past president of the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society and a member of the Swedish-American Genealogy Society Advisory Board at the Swedish-American Museum in Chicago. 

Ye Olde Genealogie: Medieval English Research In this presentation we will look at the transition from “modern” genealogy to researching in the middle ages. We will look at what you can do to research your ancestors among the “common folk” when there are no more parish registers to follow back in time. Then we will look at some of the vast amount of documentation for the gentry and nobility. Some of those documents, like wills, should feel familiar. Others will bear little resemblance to what we normally think of when we think of genealogy- heraldic visitations, inquisitions post-mortem, pipe rolls, etc., and we will know that we have entered the genealogical mists of time.

This meeting will be hybrid and registration can be found here

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