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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.

Sunday
24 July 2016
1:00PM–3:00PM
Class
GENERAL MEETING

Topic:
British Parish Records

Parish records can assist in learning more about your British ancestors. Hal Horrocks will provide a tie-in to the records on FindMyPast.

Speaker: Hal Horrocks

Sunday
28 August 2016
1:00PM–3:00PM
Class
GENERAL MEETING

Topic:
Break Down Your Brick Walls

The Question & Answer Session Break Down Your Brick Walls returns by popular demand! Send in your questions and our BIFHS-USA Team of skilled researchers will provide suggestions at the meeting. Submit your questions by 19 August to bifhsbrickwall@gmail.com. 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.

Also, if you would like to participate as a member of the BIFHS-USA Team to answer the questions, e-mail bifhsbrickwall@gmail.com.
Sunday
25 September 2016
1:00PM–3:00PM
Class
GENERAL MEETING

Topic:
Dia Dhuit, an Ghaeilge: Hello! The Irish Language

We will learn how to make sense out of the strange spelling in the Irish language. We may learn some Irish phrases and identify Irish language resources online.

Speaker: Caitriona Weafer , Director of Adult Education at Conradh na Gaelige, Gaelic League LA
Sunday
23 October 2016
1:00PM–3:00PM
Class
GENERAL MEETING

Topic:
ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk

Case studies to show how DNA overcame a brick wall from the 1950s and solved the mystery of the father of two sisters. Also included is an overview of the four types of DNA used in genealogy.

Speaker: Cheri Mello

Sunday
27 November 2016
1:00PM–3:00PM
Holiday potluck, Show & Tell, annual meeting, and election

Non-BIFHS–USA members welcome! Bring a dish to share and the genealogy treasures that you discovered during the year. Share your success as you enjoy food and fellowship.


Record of Past Meetings, Classes, and Study Groups


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Last edit:  Bruce A. HamiltonTuesday, 19-Jul-2016 09:49:29 MDT