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This video is adapted from a presentation given at the 2010 National Genealogical Society Conference entitled “Doing Research in Real Time-An Exhilarating Collaboration Experience!" Its purpose is to demonstrate that genealogical research can be conducted by forming a collaborative team that can work together online. By utilizing this type of approach, a small team of researchers can produce more artifacts and results in less time than a single researcher working alone. The Wiki Article/Handout link found above provides more detailed information about the process and tools that can be selected and utilized.
The National Archives holds possibly the greatest collection of untapped source material for heralds and heraldry in this country. This lecture examines evidence stretching back over eight and a half centuries: seals, illuminated manuscripts, medieval rolls, treaties, grants of arms, state occasions, architectural drawings, military badges and even wooden chests. The result is an astonishing and colourful display of what is often unknown heraldic material. Adrian Ailes is a Principal Records Specialist at The National Archives and in 1997 organised an exhibition on Heraldry in the Public Records. He is a Fellow of the Heraldry Society and an academician of the Academie internationale d'héraldique.
The three dimensions in genealogy are Name, Time, and Place. You should be able to pinpoint records for a particular person knowing these three “coordinates.” As you twist the dimensions in different ways, new or previously unseen patterns emerge in your family history.
We all go shopping, albeit with varying degrees of enthusiasm, and many of us have also worked in shops. It was the same for our ancestors, and although the records may not always be easy to find, they are out there if you know where to look. There is also a wealth of background material to show us what our ancestors' shopping and shopkeeping experience was like.