18 August 2010
Hope your having a wonderful summer. I'm sure your looking forward to our upcoming seminar. We want to make it the most informative and interesting as possible. So - if you haven't committed to doing a display board, won't you consider it. It is not to late. I have never made one and have managed to pull it all together in a couple days. In fact it was rather fun! It's really not that hard and doesn't have to be complicated.
So please do consider --- it's never too late.
If you have any questions, call me 250-769-5822
Thanks, Eileen Cook
Ancestry has recently uploaded the England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941. This is more than an index to all Wills & Administrations for the whole of England & Wales between these dates, it is also an abstract of the Probate, including the exact death date and place, occupation of the deceased, value of the estate and Executor(s) name, occupations, relationship to the deceased and place of residence. If you find something of interest, the actual Will or Administration can either be obtained from Family History Library microfilms (up to 1930) or ordered from the Principal Probate Registry in England (www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/cms/1226.htm) for a cost of £5 plus postage.
The Principal Probate Court was established in 1858, at which time the probate system was completely over-hauled so that there was one national registry. Before this time, wills and administrations were the business of a myriad of church courts of various jurisdictions and levels making them very difficult to locate. The National Probate Calendar on Ancestry currently covers only from 1861-1941 with some gaps but these gaps will be filled over time and the database extended back to 1858 and further into the present.
5. “Connecting Energetically With Your Ancestors Through Genealogy”
You may know your ancestors’ names, but do you really know who they were? When every experience and feeling is recorded in our energy field, then what are the experiences and feelings of our ancestors that we carry?
Jan Fennell, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Genealogist, will help participants identify ancestors and connect with them energetically. What type of life did they lead? Where did they come from? What did they experience?
You do not need knowledge of energy work or genealogy to benefit from this workshop, only a wish to understand your family better.
When: Saturday, September 11th OR Monday, September 13th 10:00am-4:00pm at First United Church in
Cost: $50 ($15 non-refundable) Refunds available up to September 4th
Space in these workshops is limited to create and ensure a positive environment for all participants