Our January Meeting

Our January speaker is David Flint, his presentation is entitled Marriage Records in England.. We hope you will join us on Sunday, January 21 at 2pm.

David’s presentation will be an overview of research in marriage records of England and Wales – from church records to civil records – from 1538 to the present — and includes a review of English marriage law from the Reformation to the 20th century. A printed handout with selected bibliography for additional reading will be provided with Zoom link.

About David Flint

David Flint has been doing English genealogy research for over 15 years. He was born in England, where he lived until the age of ten, when his family moved to Canada, and then to the United States. He and his wife currently live in Irvine, California.

David devotes time to genealogy research, attending lectures and seminars, teaching genealogy classes, and occasional speaking engagements. He previously served as President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the South Orange County California Genealogical Society (SOCCGS) where he continues serving on the society’s executive board.

David retired after working for the County of Los Angeles for 40 years, ending his career as Assistant Director of the Los Angeles County Public Library. He began his interest in genealogy at a library conference in Phoenix, Arizona in 2002, where he met two British Isles research specialists from FamilySearch. He likes to say that genealogy found him because he wasn’t looking for it at the time.

In addition to working on his family history, since retiring David has developed a specialized collection of British Isles reference books in his home library. He and his wife have made trips to England to keep in touch with family and visit the country where he spent his childhood.

At his home society in Mission Viejo he leads a monthly England special interest group. He also leads an annual week-long research trip for SOCCGS members to the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City.