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Rory Higgins has spent many years compiling this work with support from the Catholic Family History Society, his Superiors and others. The database will be a hugely valuable resource for church, social, political, local and family historians, both in England and around the world. On it are men, women and children from all walks of life, including priests and foreigners living in England. Where available there are details of age, of occupation and of location. References guide the user to the many sources which he has trawled, both original and printed, in order to collect the information together into this database. His earlier successful database is the Australian Nuns Index. Individuals and representatives of organisations involved in records and archives, as well as historians of all interests, will find his latest database to be the research tool everyone has been waiting for.

We hope you will not miss this opportunity to be amongst the first to explore the potential of this new resource. To express your interest and reserve a place contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The period 1680-1840 covers the centuries when Catholicism was effectively outlawed. Records of Catholics are scattered in civil record offices, in Catholic and in Anglican Church archives throughout the country. We are pleased to have William D. Shannon, PhD, to speak on his research in in this era under the title:

Using the Records of thForfeited Estates Commission (1715-1724) at TNA

to reconstruct Catholic Lancashire before and after the First Jacobite Rebellion.

 

Dr Shannon has delved into the fate of the Catholics involved in the 1715 Battle of Preston, not just those executed, imprisoned or exiled, but also those less directly involved.          

 

SEMINAR on RECORDS

with

LAUNCH OF

The MARGARET HIGGINS DATABASE

Names and Details of over 250,000 Catholics 1607 -1840

When 7 October 2017 10am - 4pm

Where 24 Tufton Street Conference Rooms, London SW1P 3RB

 

Programme

10am Reception and Coffee

10.30am The National Archives, research using DISCOVERY,

11.00 am WILLIAM SHANNON PhD on Catholic Lancashire before and after the First Jacobite Rebellion, 1715 - 1724

12.00 noon Questions and discussions

12.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm AGM

2.00 pm RORY HIGGINS FSC, of Australia, on his work compiling

The Margaret Higgins Database.

Tickets £20 to include lunch, refreshments and a disc of the database

from jeansmith1934@talktalk.net

Enquiries cfhsrecords@gmail.com

Details catholicfhs.online

 For details of speakers (Click here)

Membership

The current subscription rate is £15.00 per year.(UK) and £20.00 for overseas members.

Membership can be purchased online by using a credit card at GENfair or by completing and mailing the Membership Form.

More information can be found by clicking here.

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