From Whence They Came

Milner_Paul_200HMillions of people immigrated to this country. This seminar will help you understand why they left, how they got here and how to trace their steps with an emphasis on the British Isles. Paul Milner, professional genealogist and international lecturer, will give four lectures on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Paul Milner has specialized in British Isles genealogical research for over 30 years. He was raised in England and settled in the United States in 1975. Paul has been designing workshops and lecturing to a wide variety of audiences for over 35 years. As a genealogist he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology. Paul is  a past board member of the Association to Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

More about Paul Milner


  • Effective Use of England’s National Archives Website
    Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context
  • Irish Emigrants to North America: Before, During and After the Famine
    Learn about the routes taken and the reasons for the emigration from Ireland to the U.S. and Canada before, during and after the famine. Learn how this mass movement of people can affect your research, plus what tools and records are available to trace your Irish ancestor.
  • Scottish Emigration to North America: Before, During and After the Rebellions
    Learn the reasons for emigration from Scotland to the U.S. and Canada and how it was influenced by events on both sides of the Atlantic. Learn where the emigrants settled, what records they created and what tools are available for tracing your Scottish ancestors.
  • Overlooked Sources for 17th and 18th century English Research
    Going beyond the basics learn what records, published and originals are available for 17th and 18th century English research jumping the gap created by England’s Civil War and the problems of migration due to the industrial revolution.



Saturday, March 12, 2016

  • Registration – 9:30 AM
  • Program – 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Walk-ins welcome. However, there is no guarantee of a printed syllabus or lunch availability if registering after Thursday, March 10, 2016.


1st floor Auditorium
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas Texas, 75201

  • Parking in the library garage is $1.50 for seminar attendees.
  • The Dallas Public Library website has information on public transportation.


By February 21* After February 21
Member $45 $55
Non-Member $55 $65
Boxed Lunch $12 $12
Boxed Lunch Descriptions

* Registered online or mail postmarked by midnight on Sunday, February 21st

Feedback from Previous DGS Seminars
This was one of the finest presentations I have had the privilege to attend.
Thoroughly enjoyable and very educational!
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