A visit to “Who do you think you are Live” at #Birmingham’s NEC
I recently visited Who do you think you are at NEC Birmingham. I attended on the Saturday 8 April this was the last day for the event.
I had two workshops on the day. My first one was for Bastardy the workhouse was very full. This involved what is classed as a Bastard may have involved because the marriage before children born was invalid. Or the parents never married or one of them was already married to someone else. Also what records you can search these can involve parish chest records as settlement, removal and Bastardy records for the parish. There may have been an order for payment of the child or children. If they didn’t pay maybe prison was involved for non-payment.
Most of the handouts for the talks are on the Society of Genealogists website see the link below. But the Bastardy is not included so far. My…
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