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

11th ANNUAL SEMINAR
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 27-29 August 1998

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

DAVID CRESSY Author and Professor of British History
KAY RONALD DEVONSHIRE Director, BIFHS-USA Scottish Study Group
LINDA JONAS President, British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A.
ANNIE LLOYD Director, BIFHS-USA Welsh Study Group
ALAN MANN British and Computer Consultant, Family History Library
PAUL MILNER President, British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois
WILLIAM MOONEY Director, BIFHS-USA Internet Users Group
DAVID RENCHER President, Federation of Genealogical Societies


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

Thursday, 27 August: Tracing the Movement of Your Ancestors

8:00 - 9:00 Registration / Book Browsing

9:00 - 9:15 WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS - Ivan Johnson/Linda Jonas
9:15 - 10:15 Procedures and Sources for Following Your Migrating Ancestors - Paul Milner [B,I,A]
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 - 12:00 Sources for U.S. and Canadian Immigrants - Linda Jonas [B,I,A]
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 - 2:30 Was Your Ancestor in the British Military? - Alan Mann [B,I,A]
2:30 - 2:45 BREAK
2:45 - 3:45 Scottish Migration to U.S. and Canada - Paul Milner [B,I,A]
3:45 - 4:45 Irish Migration to U.S. and Canada (Part 1) -David Rencher [B,I,A]
4:45 - 6:15 DINNER
6:15 - 7:45 British, Irish, and American Naturalization Records - Linda Jonas [B,I,A]
7:45 - 8:00 BREAK
8:00 - 9:00 Irish Migration to U.S. and Canada (Part 2) - David Rencher [B,I,A]

Friday, 28 August: Locating Your Ancestors in the British Isles

8:00 - 9:30 Computer and Internet Sources for English Research (Part 1) - Alan Mann [B,I,A]
9:30 - 9:45 BREAK
9:45 - 10:45 Are You Lost? Using British Maps and Gazetteers - Paul Milner [B,I,A]
     2nd session: Not Just for the Wealthy: Irish Land and Property Records - David Rencher [I,A]
10:45 - 11:00 BREAK
11:00 - 12:30 Caught in the Web? Scottish Research on the Internet- William Mooney [B,I,A]
     2nd session: Welsh Resources Available from the Family History Library - Annie Lloyd [B,I,A]
12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 - 2:30 Where to Find the Scandals: Using Ecclesiastical Court Records - David Cressy [I,A]
     2nd session: Irish Church Records: They Didn't All Burn! - David Rencher [B,I,A]
2:30 - 2:45 BREAK
2:45 - 4:15 Computer and Internet Sources for English Research (Part 2) - Alan Mann [B,I,A]
     2nd session: Inheritance Records of Scotland: Was Your Ancestor a Cheapskate? - Linda Jonas [I,A]
4:15 - 4:30 BREAK
4:30 - 5:30 The Death and Burial Customs of Your Ancestors - David Cressy [B,I,A]
     2nd session: What Family Historians Must Know About Scottish History - Kay Devonshire [B,I]
5:30 - 7:00 DINNER
7:00 - 8:00 Problem Solving with Civil Registration in England and Wales - Paul Milner [B,I,A]
8:00 - 9:00 Untapped Goldmines: Irish Genealogical Collections - David Rencher [B,I,A]

Saturday, 29 August: Locating Your Ancestors in the British Isles

8:30 - 9:30 Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest - Paul Milner [B,I,A]
9:30 - 9:45 BREAK
9:45 - 11:15 Irish Census & Census Substitutes - David Rencher [B,I,A]
     2nd session: Sources for English Nobility - Alan Mann [B,I,A]
11:15 - 11:30 BREAK
11:30 - 12:30 The Courtship and Marriage Customs of Your Ancestors - David Cressy [B,I,A]
12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Methodology: Interpreting and Evaluating Name Lists - David Rencher [I,A]
2:30 - 3:30 More than the Family History Library Catalog: Smith's Inventories - Alan Mann [B,I,A]
3:30 - 3:45 BREAK
3:45 - 4:45 Navigating the Probate System of England and Wales - Paul Milner [B,I,A]
     2nd session: The Probate Records of Ireland - David Rencher [B,I,A]
4:45 - 5:45 If it Isn't on Microfilm: National Inventory of Documentary Sources - Alan Mann [B,I,A]
5:45 - 6:00 CLOSING REMARKS - Linda Jonas / Ivan Johnson

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