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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 and non-members alike. 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.

23 April 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Holy Grail Of Family Legends: The Welshman Who Owned Manhattan?


A tenacious writer uncovers the daddy of all family stories when she discovers an article abouthow the British Crown may have given the land under Wall Street to her 6th great-grandfather. (Warning: The story is yet to be proven and oftenbelieved a hoax. But… there may be real truth to the story in spite of how far-fetched it sounds.)

Speaker: Brijit Reed is a screenwriter, author, freelance writer, and editor. A history nerd at heart, she's been interested in genealogy since she learned to read and had a breakthrough on the British side of her family about six years ago, leading to several startling discoveries. She is the author of numerous screenplays and the books, Heretic: The Life And Death Of Akhenaten and Unbound. She's currently working on a novel about her 2nd great-grandfather, a soldier from Kentucky during the Civil War.
20 May 2017
note special location

Location: Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles

11:00 am- 12:30 pm  Forensic Genealogy, with Colleen Fitzpatrick

1:30 pm British Isles collection at LAPL and Online Resources, with Julie Huffman, Genealogy Librarian, LAPL

Open Research at LAPL available 9:30 am- 5:30pm ($1 parking with library card validation)
28 May 2017
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Open Research
9-11 June 2017
note special location
Visit us at the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Conference in the Exhibit Hall (or volunteer at the table). Exhibit Hall is free!

Location: Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

More information at
27 August 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Topic: Break Down Your Brick Wall!

Submit brick walls to before July 31, 2017.
9 September 2017
note special location
Speaker at a lecturn
Annual Seminar returns!

Location: Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA.

More information to come. Volunteers are appreciated!
26 November 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Family Tree
Annual Meeting / Pot Luck

Record of Past Meetings, Classes, and Study Groups

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Last edit:  Bruce A. HamiltonSunday, 26-Mar-2017 21:06:51 MDT