The Art of Criminal Conversation
Claire Moores covers divorce records and where to find them.
Delve into some original records of marital unrest over the centuries with Claire Moores. Discover the differing experiences of men and women during these sometimes turbulent and emotional times.
Claire gives us an overview of the historical context in the 16th century, including what is meant by the term ‘divorce’. She then goes on to look at the key records that are useful for tracing our ancestors’ marital unrest. This covers aspects such as:
- Information you can glean from Poor Law records;
- Legal documents of judicial separation in ecclesiastical courts or by Act of Parliament;
- Private deeds of separation;
- Private letters;
- Newspaper extracts.
Claire also reflects on what the records tell us about who was really ‘guilty’. And finally she shows you the steps you need to take to start your own research, covering both online datasets and archival gems.
This 1-hour talk starts at 10.30 UK time and costs £10.00. For Members of the Society of Genealogists, a discounted price of £6.50 is available. On 12 March we will send you an email invitation which includes a password and link to the talk - remember to check your spam folder! Please ensure you use the same user name that you used at booking, to login to the talk on the day.
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Sat 13 Mar 2021