Maggie Loughran

10 Spencer Avenue
Coventry, Warwickshire CV5 6NP

Phone: + 44 2081234163



  • All aspects of British Research, including England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as individual topics.

  • Lectures:

  • British Genealogy Online the best of British websites
  • Underused sources for British Research: Local and Family History Societies
  • All you need to know about Parish Registers
  • All you need to know about Civil Registration in the British Isles
  • All you need to know about the Census in the British Isles
  • Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century - British population listings
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century - British population listings
  • Discovering your British Roots
  • Locating the origins of your British Isles ancestors
  • Discovering your English and Welsh Roots
  • Tracing your English Catholic ancestors
  • Particular places; an introduction to English Local History
  • Tracing the history of an English house
  • Understanding old dating practices
  • The Parish Chest: A study of the Parish Archive
  • Printed Sources for family historians
  • Discovering your Irish Roots
  • The Scots Irish; The Who, What, Where and When
  • Locating the origins of your Irish ancestors
  • Pre 1865 sources for Irish research
  • Irish Genealogy Online - the Best of Irish genealogy websites
  • Placing your ancestor in History the Lives and Times of Seventeenth Century Britain
  • Placing your ancestor in History the Lives and Times of Eighteenth Century Britain
  • Placing your ancestor in History the Lives and Times of Nineteenth century Britain

  • Speaking Conditions:

    As an experienced genealogical and local history speaker and events organizer, Maggie has worked with societies, libraries, archives, conferences, commercial and voluntary organizations. Please contact Maggie for more details.

  • Requires digital projector and screen
  • Supplies detailed handout masters

  • Honorarium, lodging & travel
  • Home housing not accepted
  • Will develop new lectures upon request.

  • Previous Engagements:

    Extensive lecturing on genealogy and local history subjects, at all levels, over the last 15 years. This has been throughout the UK and North America, having spoken in North America to: Genealogical Society Ohio (Akron), BIGWILL, British Isles Family History Society Greater Ottawa, Allen County Library (2005); FGS Conference (Boston), Gloucester County Historical Society, Chester County Historical Society + Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Genealogical Society of New Jersey, Maryland Genealogical Society (2006); FamilySearch Library Salt Lake City Utah, Arizona State Genealogical Society (2010), Ontario Genealogical Society, The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (2011)


    British by birth, Maggie's interest in genealogy began over 20 years ago when she began researching her own family history. This has developed into a real passion for anything relating to social, family or local history. She has been an officer of a number of local history and genealogy societies within the UK, holding various posts including chairman (president) and treasurer.
    Over the last 4 years Maggie has lived in China, India and Japan where she has become extremely interested in migration from the Chinese and Indian subcontinents, and is rapidly becoming an expert in all things to do with immigration and migration.
    Maggie has taught classes and organized study days, courses, conferences and seminars for all levels of researcher and for society officers. She regularly contributes articles on family and local history to various genealogy journals and magazines, and is co-author of the best selling Discover Your Roots (published 2006). She was employed for 8 years as the administrator of the UK-based Federation of Family History Societies and has been a family and local history consultant for the History Channel

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