British Isles Family History Society - USA

British Isles Family History Society – U.S.A.

Calendar of Events

About the Society   

Meetings, Classes, Study Groups, and Seminars

Programs and speakers are subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at:

Los Angeles FamilySearch Library (LAFSL)
(formerly the Los Angeles Farmily History Library (LAFHL),
formerly the Los Angeles Regional Family History Center (LARFHC))
10741 Santa Monica Blvd. (enter from Eastborne at Manning)
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 474-9990

All classes and monthly meetings are offered free of charge. There is plenty of free parking. Everyone is welcome. Members are free to do their own research at any time during BIFHS-USA meetings. For further information, please contact our 1st Vice President (Programs). The Los Angeles Family History Library will be open for research following our meetings.  It will close at 5:00 p.m.

24 August 2014
1:00 PM -
 3:00 PM

Man sitting in a library

Topic: Question & Answer Session with BIFHS-USA Team of Skilled Researchers

Have your research pursuits left you standing in front of a brick wall? Do you need help with a genealogical challenge? Let the BIFHS-USA Team of Skilled Researchers help you. Send your written questions at least one week before the meeting to  Include a detailed description of what you have already done. Your questions will be forwarded to the team members who, at the session, will provide suggestions about what to try next. The rest of the day will be a time for open research when you will be able to use what you learned during the meeting.

28 September 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00  PM

Topic: Learn to Love Maps, County Histories, and City Directories.  Maps, county histories, and city directories can greatly expand one's family history research, in both this and other countries. They can be an untapped wealth of data. While each can be used separately, combining them can add richness, incorporate social history, and even validate data already located.

Speaker: Sheila Benedict  has been a professional genealogist for over twenty years, has spoken at genealogy conferences, and taught beginning and intermediate genealogy oral history techniques.  She has also has been an administrator and archivist at the Historic California Mission Santa Inés.
26 October 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00  PM



Speaker: TBA
23 November 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00  PM


Holiday potluck, Show & Tell, annual meeting, and election

Many individuals consider Show & Tell to be the best meeting of the year. Bring a dish to pass for the potluck and enjoy the day. Listen to the uplifting family tales that your fellow genealogy researchers will share about their discoveries.  Did you have successes during 2014? Bring your treasures and tell us about your experiences and research endeavors.

The November meeting is also the Annual Meeting when the election is held.  Bring your ballot if you have not already mailed it.  The election and a brief business meeting will be held before the start of the potluck.
25 January 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00  PM


Double Feature:
Preserving Family History
with Dawn Thurston presenting Writing a Personal History
and Morris Thurston speaking on Creating a Digital Family History Album.

Record of Past Meetings, Classes, and Study Groups

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Last edit:  Bruce A. HamiltonSaturday, 23-Aug-2014 08:31:43 MDT