The following is an announcement from the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History:
The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH) announces the fifth annual British Institute to be held October 9 - 14, 2005 in Salt Lake City.
The British Institute is a weeklong program combining instruction and practical experience. Each day instructors with long experience in British Isles genealogy and research methods conduct classes and seminars in the morning and assist students with their research in the Family History Library in the afternoon. In addition to guidance in the library, each student can take advantage of the opportunity to meet with the course instructor for a one-on-one strategy session.
Accommodations and classrooms for the British Institute are located in the Salt Lake City Plaza Hotel; research and most one-on-one sessions take place in the LDS Family History Library. These facilities help make the British Institute such an exceptional educational opportunity. The Institute is able to offer everyone expert instruction, small class size, individual attention, and personal research time with assistance. The Institute brings together resources, practical guidance and the chance to improve skills in a helpful and friendly atmosphere.
Courses to be offered at this year's Institute:
Time Period: 1858 back to early 1600's
Instructor: Darris Williams
The course provides students with experience in extracting more information from frequently used records. Additional record sources will be introduced with guidance on applying the additional information toward solving Welsh genealogical problems. Case studies will illustrate strategies for tracing an average Welsh Family back to the early 1600's.
Darris Williams: British reference consultant in the Family History Library for thirteen years, currently a reference consultant for World Wide Support in the Family History Department. After completion of a bachelor degree in family and community history at Brigham Young University, he studied at the University of Wales, Aberstwyth in 1996. Darris has lectured at the British Isles Family History Society Conference, UGS Institute, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference and Federation of Family History Societies Conference. He is a contributor of materials on the Glamorganshire and Carmarthenshire portions of http://www.Genuki.org.uk and transcriber of monumental inscriptions for chapels and churches in Wales published by the Glamorgan Family history Society. Darris is only the second person to pass the Wales accreditation test administered by ICAPGen.
British Isles Research: Solving Problems and Research Strategies
Instructor: Sherry Irvine, M.Sc., CGRS, FSA (Scot)
This course is for genealogist with some experience in British research (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and nearby islands). The focus is on how to approach a problem, analyze it, gather essential information, and create the strategy to solve it. Students learn about identifying and selecting the best resources for their problems, with particular emphasis on utilizing what is online and in the Family History Library.
Sherry Irvine: lecturer, online teacher, and writer of English, Scottish, and Irish family history; faculty member IGHR Samford University since 1996; a keynote speaker, Australasian Congress, Melbourne 2003; author of three books including the award-winning (NGS Award of Excellence), Scottish Ancestry: Research Methods for Family Historians; immediate past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Trustee of ISBGFH.
Genevolve: Organization and Analysis of Your Genealogical Research
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
Instructors: James K. Jeffrey and Ann Lisa Pearson
If the verb to search means to seek and find and to research means to seek diligently, where do you fall as a family historian? We grow as genealogists when we attend our local society's membership meetings, read methodology articles in journals and quarterlies, and when we attend conferences and institutes. We become good researchers when we apply all that we have learned to our genealogy quest. Students will discover tried and true methods as well as fresh insights into the organization and analysis of their genealogical research.
James K. Jeffrey: Genealogy collection specialist, Denver Public Library, Western History/Genealogy Department. B. A. in history, 2004 recipient of NGS P. William Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship; author, lecturer, instructor, past president of numerous genealogical societies, current president of WISE (Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society).
Ann Lisa Pearson: Instructor, lecturer, and research for over 25 years; director-at-large, National Genealogical Society, treasurer of Colorado Chapter, Palatines to America; past president of ISBGFH and director of British Institute.
An online registration form can be found at http://www.isbgfh.org. A brochure on the Institute can be requested by writing to:
The British Institute
P.O. Box 350459
Westminster, CO 80035-0459
The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH) was established in 1979 to educate individuals searching for their British ancestors. ISBGFH is an educational organization and publishes the award winning quarterly journal, British Connections.