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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 Family History Library (LAFHL); also the Los Angeles Regional Family History Center (LARFHC)]
10741 Santa Monica Blvd. (enter from Eastborne at Manning), Los Angeles, CA 90025
Telephone: (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 library will be open for research following our meetings.  It will close at 5:00 p.m.

24 January 2016

Family Tree


Topic: Getting Ready to Use a Genealogical Library

Visiting a research library—whether it’s located in your home town or across the ocean—requires an expenditure of time, money, and energy. Nancy Ellen Carlberg will discuss what to do at home to make the most efficient use of your time, money, and effort while you are there. Whether you are planning to go to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, libraries overseas, or the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library, she will show you what to do before, during, and after the trip to make the most of your resources—and in consideration of the rising price of current airline baggage fees, she will give you tips on how to bring home all the genealogical gold you dig up without spending a fortune.

Speaker: Nancy Ellen Carlberg has been a professional genealogist since 1975, and an amateur researcher since 1965. Now working at the Anaheim FHL, she was previously a cataloger and librarian at the L.A. FamilySearch Library for 12 years and also a genealogist for a Salt Lake City company, where she researched the records of over 25 countries and almost as many languages. Nancy also worked for Alex Haley, for whom she gathered background material for the television shows, Roots II, Queen, and Palmerstown, USA. She has conducted research in major genealogical institutions all over the U.S., the British Isles, and European countries. Currently a Member at Large of BIFHS-USA, she is a past president of the society and has served it in many other capacities. She owns her own business and has written numerous genealogical how-to books. A popular speaker, Nancy also belongs to Mensa, and holds a Master's Degree in Library Science and a California Elementary and Adult Education Credential.

Record of Past Meetings, Classes, and Study Groups

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Last edit:  Bruce A. HamiltonWednesday, 13-Jan-2016 09:57:54 MST