British Isles Family History Society �?? U.S.A.
Calendar of Events
Programs and speakers are subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at:
Los Angeles Family 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
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.
26 May 2013
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Topic: “We Will Remember Them . . .” A look at the available records of Britain’s war casualties — and the work of:
Description: Using examples from his own family, Ivan C. Johnson PhD will show the extent to which Britain’s wars of the 20th Century affected an ordinary ‘non-military’ British family, and then show how Britain remembers the millions that were lost.
C. Johnson PhD is the past-president of the British Isles
Family History Society – USA. He is a professor emeritus of
California State University, Northridge, where he taught
economics for 30 years. He was born in rural Lincolnshire,
England, where most of his genealogical work is centered, and
has lived in Canada and the United States. He has been actively
engaged in genealogy for some forty years, and has given talks
throughout Southern California illustrated with photographs
taken by his wife, Gail, on trips to his areas of research. In
2004 he was the keynote speaker at the New Zealand Society of
Genealogists' Conference in Hastings, New Zealand. He also made
a post-conference tour of the country giving genealogical talks
to many branches of the society.
23 June 2013
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Topic: Project Management for Genealogists
Pam Wiedenbeck will talk about techniques used by professional project managers and how these tools apply to a genealogical project and will discuss definitions and the structure of a project. She will introduce a tool that can be used by genealogists to plan their own projects. As part of the meeting, attendees will practice using the tool to create a plan for one of their genealogical projects.
Speaker: Pam Wiedenbeck has been an active genealogist for more than 30 years and became a professional genealogist in 1994. She specializes in assisting clients to plan their genealogical projects utilizing skills that she developed in her non genealogy career that she continues to pursue. She is the President and Founder of Plans Made Perfect, LLC and is a Project Management Professional (PMP), as certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI). She works with individual Project Managers and Supervisors so that they can improve their communications and human relations skills. She currently is a trainer for Project Managers for the Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education. She has worked in both consulting and management roles since 1983 while finding time for genealogy. She has been a member of SCGS for more than 15 years where she speaks to the society's special interest groups. She also belongs to the French-Canadian Heritage Society of California.
7 September 2013
SEMINAR: Michael Gandy on various English and Irish research topics
For details, please see our seminar page.