BIFHS–USA   ||   10TH ANNUAL SEMINAR – AUGUST 21-23, 1997   ||   Other Past Seminars
Society Logo

British Isles Family History Society – U.S.A. (BIFHS–USA)

10th ANNUAL SEMINAR
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 21-23 August 1997

Held at the Los Angeles Family History Center, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
(Located in the Basement of the Visitor's Center, behind the Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Speakers

MICHAEL GANDY from England: Vice Chairman - Federation of Family History Societies and Former Chairman - Society of Genealogists
DAVID THOMSON from Scotland: Accredited Genealogist in Scottish Research

Our other speakers this year are among those who have received the highest ratings on prior evaluations. Back by popular request:

Nancy Bier - Director, BIFHS-USA Irish Studies Group
Nancy Carlberg - BIFHS-USA Research Coordinator
Ivan Johnson - Professor at California State University Northridge
Linda Jonas - President, British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A.
Mary Russell - Leader of the Irish Interest Group for the British Isles Genealogical Research Association (San Diego)
Steve Wilson - Leader of the Computer Interest Group of the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society (Torrance)


Program Schedule     [B = Beginning; I = Intermediate; A = Advanced]

Thursday, 21 August 1997

7:00 - 8:15 REGISTRATION, BOOK BROWSING
8:15 - 8:30 WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS - Ivan Johnson/Linda Jonas
8:30 - 10:00 Background to Non-Conformity - Michael Gandy [B,I,A]
10:00 - 10:15 BREAK
10:15 - 11:15 Scottish Census Records - David Thomson [B,I]
     2nd session: Basic English and Welsh Research: Part 1 - Nancy Carlberg [B,I]
11:15 - 11:30 BREAK
11:30 - 12:30 What There Is and What There Isn't: How English Records Work - Michael Gandy [B,I,A]
     2nd session: Basic Irish Research: Part 1 - Nancy Carlberg [B,I]
12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 - 3:00 Lives of Our Ancestors - Michael Gandy [B,I,A]
     2nd session: The Townland: The Basic Administrative Unit of Ireland - Mary Russell [B,I]
3:00 - 3:15 BREAK
3:15 - 4:45 The Great Famine in Ireland - Nancy Bier [B,I,A]
     2nd session: Scottish Civil Registration - David Thomson [B,I]
4:45 - 6:00 DINNER
6:00 - 9:00 Resources in the Los Angeles Family History Center and How to Use Them - Linda Jonas
     (This session contains workshop material on major British Isles collections) [B,I,A]

Friday, 22 August 1997

7:00 - 8:00 WORKSHOP RESEARCH, PERSONAL RESEARCH
8:00 - 9:00 Basic English and Welsh Research: Part 2 - Nancy Carlberg [B,I]
     2nd session: Ordnance Survey Maps: Their Use in Locating the Ancestral Home - Mary Russell [B,I,A]
9:00 - 9:15 BREAK
9:15 - 10:45 London Records for Tracing Irish Ancestors - Michael Gandy [B,I,A]
10:45 - 11:00 BREAK
11:00 - 12:00 Basic Irish Research: Part 2 - Nancy Carlberg [B,I]
     2nd session: Land Records of Scotland - David Thomson [B,I,A]
12:00 - 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 - 3:00 Scottish Church Records - David Thomson [B,I]
     2nd session: Changes in Ireland After the Great Famine - Mary Russell [B,I,A]
3:00 - 3:15 BREAK
3:15 - 4:30 Records of the Civil War and Commonwealth [1642-1660] - Michael Gandy [I,A]
4:30 - 6:00 DINNER
6:00 - 7:30 Ten Lesser-Known Repositories - Michael Gandy [B,I,A]
7:30 - 7:45 BREAK
7:45 - 9:00 Anglican Churches - Ivan Johnson [B,I,A]

Saturday, 23 August 1997

7:00 - 8:30 WORKSHOP RESEARCH, PERSONAL RESEARCH
8:30 - 9:30 Scottish Records: Criminal, Court, Merchant Marine, and Army - David Thomson [B,I,A]
     2nd session: Irish Migration to the Maritime Provinces in North America - Mary Russell [B,I,A]
9:30 - 9:45 BREAK
9:45 - 11:15 Catholic Ancestry: The English and the 19th-Century Irish - Michael Gandy [B,I,A]
11:15 - 11:30 BREAK
11:30 - 12:30 Scottish Testaments - David Thomson [B,I,A]
12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 - 2:30 Problems in London Ancestry - Michael Gandy [B,I,A]
2:30 - 3:30 Sources for British Genealogy on the Internet - Steve Wilson [B,I,A]
3:30 - 3:45 BREAK
3:45 - 5:45 From Your Colonial Immigrants Back: The Realistic Possibilities - Michael Gandy [B,I,A]

Page last updated October 13, 2009   ||  BIFHS–USA Home Page  ||  Other Past Seminars