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Paul Milner, a native of northern England is a professional genealogist and lecturer, currently living in Park Ridge, Illinois USA ( a suburb of Chicago). I moved to the USA in 1975.

I wrote Discover English Parish Registers published by UnLock The Past, 2014 and Genealogy at a Glance: English Genealogy Research published by Genealogical Publishing Company 2011. I co-authored with Linda Jonas of A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage(2000), and A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage (2002) both published by Betterway Books, and although now out of print they are available as e-pubs. I have also published articles in genealogical magazines in the US and England.

I am currently the Book Review Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies FORUM and the BIGWILL (British Interest Group fo Wisconsin and Illinois) Newsletter. British Isles related genealogy and history book reviews published in the BIGWILL Newsletter are online.

I am a past-President, newsletter editor, and continue to be review editor for BIGWILL. I am also a past board member of APG (Association of Professional Genealogists); FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) and GSG (Genealogical Speakers Guild)

I am the instructor and course co-ordinator for the English and Scottish research tracks at the Institue of Genealogy and Historical Research  held annually in June at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Plus I speak nationally and internationally on British Isles related research topics. 

I also blog about British Isles resources and provide posts on how to use the resources that area available to you at

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