Genealogy for the Poor

Free – For Members of Creative Retirement Manitoba Only

NEWS Genealogy for the PoorSo My Family was not Royalty:  Understanding and Searching Records of the Poor We can’t all be descended from royalty, and searching records of the hoi polloi can be challenging.

Expert genealogist and teacher Elizabeth Briggs will walk you through the finer points of looking into your less than fine ancestors. She will cover topics such as:

• Classes of Society
• Movement within each Class
• Inheritance in Britain and Europe
• Charities
• Classification of the Poor
• Poor Laws
• Poor Relief
• Looking After the Poor Before the Dissolution of the Monasteries Elizabethan Times From the Sixteenth century to the Nineteenth Century
• Board of Guardians
• Assisted Emigration
• Annuitants and Pensioners

Monday, April 4, 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

LOCATION: This is an online class. You will receive a Zoom link with your confirmation email after you register.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER Elizabeth Briggs was born and educated in Glamorgan, South Wales. She continued her post secondary education in Canada. She holds a B.Sc., B.Ed., and M.Ed. degrees. She has taught Biology, Chemistry and Leadership for many years at the high school level. Elizabeth is retired and spends time on family research, teaching genealogy and genealogical research for the government. Elizabeth has volunteered at the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives where she developed a database for almost ten thousand Servants’ Contracts from 1776-1926. Elizabeth has written or co-authored a number of books to help people research their family history. Some of these include: Biographical Resources at the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Volumes One and Two, Before Modern Medicine: Diseases and Yesterday’s Remedies, and, York Factory Medical Journals, 1846-1849. Elizabeth has been an invited speaker to Smithers, B.C., the Ontario Genealogical Society Seminar, Orkney Family History Society, Scotland and Manitoba Genealogical Society. She has been Genealogist in Residence at the Millennium Library. Elizabeth has been a regular presenter at Winnipeg Libraries, Creative Retirement and the Brandon Genealogical Seminars. Elizabeth is a past president of the Manitoba Genealogical Society.

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