Advanced English Records
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Course image English: Education, Health and Contemporary Documents
Advanced English Records
Course Summary:

Optional Print Course Material: English: Education, Health and Contemporary Documents

*Course material will only be sent to students who are registered in the course.

This course starts with a survey of English education records including basic history and types of schools, including adult and post-secondary institutions. The emphasis is on the surviving records of students, what they contain and where to find them. We then look at health and hospital records which can be surprisingly detailed and are now becoming more available. The third section is a really mixed bag of all kinds of contemporary documents with which the student should be familiar, and which can add so much to the family history. Included are passports, records associated with death, diaries & letters, directories, newspapers, magazines, illustrations & photographs, titled and landed families, topography and much more.

Course Length: 8 weeks
Contact Hours: 21
Grading Scale: 70% Tests/30% Assignments
Course Length: 8 weeks
Course Content

MODULE 1
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL & HEALTH RECORDS
Abbreviations

EDUCATION
History of Education System
Technical & Vocational Education
Adult Education

MODULE 2
EDUCATIONAL RECORDS
Lists of Pupils & Alumni
Minutes of Governors, Managers & Boards
Admission & Discharge Records
Achievement Certificates & Prizes
School Log Books
School Histories

MODULE 3
HEALTH
History
Hospitals
Poor Law Infirmaries
Army & Navy Hospitals
Children's Hospitals
Foundlings & Orphans
Isolation Hospitals
Lunatic Asylums
Lying-in (Maternity) Hospitals
20th Century Hospitals

MODULE 4
HOSPITALS RECORDS
Categories of Records
Location of Records
Finding Records in the FHLC
Diseases & Causes of Death
Occupational Diseases
Epidemics & Major Killers
Museums & Archives

MODULE 5
INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTS
Gateways to English Archives & Libraries
Britons Abroad
Church Records
Civil Registration
Passenger Lists
Passports
Other Overseas Records
Death-Related Records
Burial Customs and Records
Memorials
Probate Records
Finding Records Associated with Death
Personal Writings
Biography & Autobiography
Directories

MODULE 6
NEWSPAPERS
History of Newspapers
Contents of Newspapers
Finding Newspapers

MAGAZINES & JOURNALS
General Magazines & Journals
Religious Magazines & Journals
Occupational Magazines & Journals
Hobbies & Interests Magazines
Historical & Genealogical Journals
Indexes to Magazines & Journals
Finding Magazines & Journals

ILLUSTRATIONS
One-Off Items
Prints
Photographs
Photo Restoration
Identification of Photographs
Finding Illustrations

MODULE 7
TITLED & LANDED FAMILIES
College of Arms / Heralds
Directories of Noble Families
Awards & Certificates
Bookplates & Inscriptions
Ephemera
Immigrants & Aliens
Inscriptions on Household Items
Samplers
Society Minutes
Strays
Subscribers’ Lists

LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY & HISTORY
Historical & Record Societies
Victoria County Histories
20th Century County Topography

LIST OF ADDRESSES

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Course image English: Taxes, Lists, Business, Electoral and Insurance Records
Advanced English Records
Course Summary:

Optional Print Course Material: English: Taxes, Lists, Business and Insurance Records

*Course material will only be sent to students who are registered in the course.

This course is a survey of the many records to do with land that are helpful for the family historian. We shall examine maps, gazetteers, title deeds, land tax, ancient & modern Domesday books, tithes, enclosure, manorial records, quit claims, estate papers, Land Registry & Valuation Office and many other types of records. Their availability & practical details on how to use them in genealogical research will be emphasized.

Course Length: 8 weeks
Contact Hours: 21
Grading Scale: 70% Tests/30% Assignments
Course Length: 8 weeks
Course Content

MODULE 1
GATEWAYS TO ENGLISH ARCHIVES & LIBRARIES
The National Archives
Other Major Archives & Libraries
Copyright Libraries

TAX RECORDS
Definitions
Taxes

MODULE 2
TAXES RECORDS ... Continued
Hearth Tax 1662-1689
Land Tax 1692-1963
Registration (or Marriage) Tax 1695-1706
House Tax 1696-1834
Window Tax 1696-1851
Georgian Assessed Taxes

MODULE 3
RATES
Highway & Surveyors’ Rates
Union Rates 1865-1925
Town Rates
General Rates 1925-1990
Using Rate Books
Transfer of Property
Licences
Legal Recognition of Documents
Finding Taxation Records

MODULE 4
ELECTORAL RECORDS
Poor Law Franchise
Local Government Franchise
Local Government Outside London
Early Electoral Records
Recent Electoral Registers
National Registration Scheme 1915
Other Political Election Records

MODULE 5
RELIGIOUS, LOYALTY & OTHER LISTS
Aliens & Refugees Lists
King’s or Queen’s Bounty
Jacobite Rebellion 1745
Oaths
Parliamentary Papers

TONTINES & ANNUITIES
State Tontines & Annuities

MODULE 6
INSURANCE
Development of Marine Insurance
Development of Fire Insurance
Development of Life & Accident Assurance
Guilds & Trade Organizations
Life Assurance Companies
Accident Assurance
20th Century Insurance Developments

MODULE 7
BUSINESS RECORDS
Sole Traders & Partnerships
Trade Directories
Integration of Records

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Course image English: Land and Property Records
Advanced English Records
Course Summary:

Optional Print Course Material: English: Land and Property Records

*Course material will only be sent to students who are registered in the course.

This course is a survey of the many records to do with land that are helpful for the family historian. We shall examine maps, gazetteers, title deeds, land tax, ancient & modern Domesday books, tithes, enclosure, manorial records, quit claims, estate papers, Land Registry & Valuation Office and many other types of records. Their availability & practical details on how to use them in genealogical research will be emphasized.

Course Length: 7 weeks
Contact Hours: 18
Grading Scale: 70% Tests/30% Assignments
Course Length: 7 weeks
Course Content

MODULE 1
INTRODUCTION
Gateways to English Archives & Libraries
Description of Land
Gazetteers
Maps for Genealogists
Finding Maps
Early Maps
The Ordnance Survey
Counties & Unitary Authorities
County Maps
Town Plans
Street Maps

MODULE 2
ESTATE MAPS & RECORDS
Finding Estate Maps
Building Plans
Fire Insurance Plans
Estate Records
Enclosure Records
Communication Maps
Early Roads
Carriers’ Routes
Navigable Rivers
Coastal & Maritime Charts
Canals
Roads
Railways
Trams
Trolleybuses
Omnibuses
Ancient & Modern Domesday
Domesday 1086
Monastic Cartularies
Hundred Rolls of Edward I – 1279
Valor Ecclesiasticus – 1534
Parliamentary Surveys – 1646-1660
National Farm Surveys 1940-1943

MODULE 3
HOLDING & TENANCY OF LAND
Types of Tenure
Manors
Manorial Courts
Manorial & Estate Surveys
Terriers
Who Holds the Land?
Title Deeds
Marriage & Family Settlements
Charity & Trust Deeds
Enrollment of Deeds
Land Registration
Return of Owners of Land 1871-1876
Land Registry 1891
Building Societies
House History

MODULE 4
INHERITANCE OF LAND
Customs & Rights of Inheritance
Procedures of Inheritance of Land
Inquisitions Post Mortem
Manorial Courts Baron Records
Inheritance of Copyhold Land
Finding Manorial Court Records

MODULE 5
SALE & TRANSFER OF LAND
Freehold Property
Fee Simple
Fee Conditional
Leasehold Property
Copyhold Property
Related Matters

MODULE 6
TAXES ON LAND
Land Tax Assessments
Land Tax Redemption
Tithes
Finding Tithe Awards & Agreements
Valuation Office Records 1910-1914
Land Records Timeline

REFERENCES
Course image English: Court Records-Criminal, Civil and Ecclesiastical
Advanced English Records
Course Summary:

Optional Print Course Material: English: Court Records - Criminal, Civil and Ecclesiastical

*Course material will only be sent to students who are registered in the course.

This course deals with records of use by genealogists and family historians from the many English courts that controlled our ancestors’ lives—canon law, feudal law, customary law, common law and equity.

The former importance of ecclesiastical courts is emphasized. Civil ones comprising manor courts, petty, borough and quarter sessions as well as chancery and exchequer courts are covered. Criminal assizes and records of prisoners and convicts, gaols and transportation are discussed. The availability of original records and indexes to the researcher situated anywhere in the world and their relevance to genealogical investigations is explained. 

Course Length: 6 weeks

Contact Hours: 15
Grading Scale: 70% Tests/30% Assignments
Course Length: 6 weeks
Course Content

MODULE 1
INTRODUCTION
Ecclesiastical Courts
Ecclesiastical Causes
Parish Boundaries
Probate
Tithes
Usury
Witchcraft & Sorcery

MODULE 2
CHURCH HIERARCHY & COURTS
Archdiaconal Courts
Diocesan Courts
Provincial Church Courts
High Court of Delegates
Peculiars & Donatives
Doctors' Commons
Procedures & Records
Cause Procedures
Sentences
Location of Records, Calendars & Indexes

MODULE 3
CIVIL COURTS
Civil Court Officials
Civil Court Proceedings
Early Civil Courts
Manor Courts
Petty, Borough & Quarter Sessions
Sessions Cases

MODULE 4
SOME CIVIL CAUSES/SUITS
Definitions
Divorce
Special Courts
Funds in Chancery
Chancery Office Records
Revenue Courts with Equity Proceedings

MODULE 5
CRIMINAL COURTS
Assize Courts
The General Eyre
Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey)
Court of Criminal Appeal
Prisoners & Punishments

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