Saturday, September 11, 2021

Summit of Excellence Speaker Highlight: Paul Milner

Confounded by the loss of vital Irish family history records? Discover how Irish land records can fill the gaps, especially if your ancestor didn't own land. Irish land records reveal more than meets the eye and exceed the scope of American land research. 

Befuddled by hometown locations in Scotland? Let our UK native, Paul Milner, shed light on the value of maps and gazetteers to ensure you have arrived in the right place at the right time.

Paul will present the following at the Summit of Excellence held virtually, September 15-18, 2021:

Irish Land Records
Understand Ireland’s land records and their importance to researchers, from the 17th through 20th century. Learn what has survived in originals and transcripts, their strengths, weaknesses, and how to access the originals and supporting indexes.
Full session description here.

Finding the Correct Place: Maps and Gazetteers for Scottish Research
Learn the important history of map-making and see examples of many different types of maps available, many now online, and how they can be used to assist in your Scottish research. Plus, learn about the different gazetteers that will assist in finding the correct location. Full session description here.

Learn more about Paul Milner and all of our amazing speakers here.

View the full schedule for the UGA Summit of Excellence here.

Join Us in September!

The 2021 UGA Summit of Excellence celebrates UGA's 50th year. This exciting virtual conference, held September 15-18, 2021, is a four-day event with multiple tracks offering a premier educational opportunity at an extremely reasonable price. Each track features a different record set or research area such as legal records, methodology, technology, or DNA. 

Learn more about the Summit of Excellence or register to attend. Questions may be directed to the registrar: