"Experience the wealth of information available in London's archives as NEHGS returns to the U.K. Participants will enjoy one-on-one consultations, guided research at the Society of Genealogists and The National Archives, and two group dinners. Daily educational activities include lectures and tours by the experts at The National Archives, the SoG, and NEHGS."
Sunday, June 9 through Friday, June 14
Scottish Genealogical Research (Upcoming)
Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Birmingham, AL
"The course is designed to provide an in-depth look at the fundamental sources for Scottish research, then to move beyond them to explore the lesser used sources to both locate and put ancestors into historical context. Participants will have the opportunity to raise and examine their own Scottish research problems."
Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24
Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference (Upcoming)
"The National Archives in Britain holds records of America's early British colonists. Uncover materials including probate, property disputes, merchant accounts, loyalist claims, business records and more."
The Irish Diaspora: The Famine Irish in America (Upcoming)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Fort Wayne, Indiana
"Over six days you will discover the history of Ulster first-hand through excursions to some of the province’s most historic sites, be assisted to carry out research for yourself, and listen to talks by acknowledged experts in their field."
From Simple to Complex: Applying Genealogy’s Standard of Acceptability to British Research – Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Through hands-on activities, lectures, and discussions, participants will learn how to use widely accepted standards to measure their genealogical work’s accuracy and to assess others’ genealogical conclusions. In the process they also will learn about genealogical research planning, its implementation, genealogical reasoning, and the preparation of credible genealogical products.
Irish Land Records and Fragmentary Evidence Correlation
David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA
This course is designed to address Irish genealogical research for both the landed and landless families in Ireland. When land records are meager, there are still methods to research the landless in the land records and the associated record fragments created from land use. Assembling this meager evidence provides the clearest picture possible for an Irish family in the 17th to 20th centuries.
Sources for Tracing Pre-mid-nineteenth Century English Ancestors
Maggie Loughran and Paul Blake
Concentrating on tracing pre-1850 English ancestors, this course will interest those whose ancestors emigrated to North America before English civil registration in 1837, or those who have traced their ancestors back to the early 1800s. For each record category, examples of original documents will be used to guide you through interpretation, locating, and lastly, how to access through the Internet, the Family History Library, and other available resources.
Using the Cloud for British Family History Research – Graham Walter, MBCS
This course will provide an introduction to “The Cloud” and how to use it to one’s research advantage. Learn how to choose the right combination of computing devices to enhance any family history research trip. The Cloud allows moving data seamlessly between devices and the ability to share with family and other researchers.
Online registration is available at the ISBGFH’s website.