2017 British Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah..

The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History takes great pelasure in announcing the 2017 British Institute to be conducted in Salt Lake City, Utah from 18-22 September 2017 at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel.

There will be four tracks of instruction by prominent genealogists focused on Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Fiona Fitzsimons of the Irish Family History Centre; Bruce Durie of the University of Strathclyde.

Maurice Gleeson, voted Ireland's Rock-star genealogist 2016; and Amy Harris.

The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History takes great pleasure in announcing the 2017 British Institute to be conducted in Salt Lake City, Utah from 18-22 September 2017 at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel.

There will be four tracks of instruction by prominent genealogists focused on British Isles research:

“DNA as a Genealogical Tool”

Understanding DNA is the cutting edge of genealogical education.  Maurice Gleeson, MB, genetic genealogist, based in London, will delve into the world of DNA and explain the various scientific resources available to the family historian with specific focus on British Isles research.  This course of instruction is suitable to all persons wishing to understand the complexities of DNA and how it is applied to family history research.

“English Genealogical Research Before 1837”

Amy Harris, PhD, AG, Brigham Young University, will focus on pre-1837 genealogical research in England and explore those records and resources available to identify family before government registration and the census.

“Finding Irish Ancestors Before the Great Famine”

Fiona Fitzsimons, B.A., M.A., founder of the Irish Family History Centre (Eneclann), Dublin, will address the records and resources available to research and develop the family in Ireland before the great Famine (1840’s).  The course will consider all the major online and archival collections, with a focus on interpreting documents to extract the full evidence and achieving results.

“Scottish Family History Research:  Where and How to Find the Real Records”  

Bruce Durie, PhD, QG, Fellow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, will explore the records and resources available in Scotland and online to develop the Scottish family.  Those records are the best preserved, most complete and most accessible sets of records available but may not be part of the major digital databases so commonly utilized.
 

Further information will be available soon at isbgfh.org