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

12th ANNUAL SEMINAR
A COMPREHENSIVE COURSE IN TRACING YOUR BRITISH ISLES ANCESTRY

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 26-28 August 1999

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)

FEATURING:

COLIN CHAPMAN, Ph.D., Author of numerous books including Tracing Your British Ancestors
DONALD HIRSTfounder and former President of British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A.
LINDA JONAS, President, British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A.
TONY MC CARTHY, Editor of Irish Roots Magazine; Author of The Irish Roots Guide
PAUL SMART, Accredited Genealogist-Scottish Research; Head of FHL Accreditation Committee


PROGRAM SCHEDULE:      [B=Beginning, I=Intermediate, A=Advanced]

Thursday, 26 August

8:00 - 9:00 Registration / Book Browsing
9:00 - 9:15 WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS - Ivan Johnson/Linda Jonas
9:15 - 10:15 British Isles Reference Materials: The Essentials - Paul Smart [B,I,A]
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 - 11:30 What's Different About Ireland? - Tony McCarthy [B,I]
11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH
12:30 - 1:30 Great Sources for Tracing Your British Ancestors - Colin Chapman [B,I,A]
1:30 - 1:45 BREAK
1:45 - 3:15 The Church Records of Scotland - Paul Smart [B,I,A]
3:15 - 3:30 BREAK
3:30 - 4:30 Can They Help You in Ireland?: Irish Archives and Services - Tony McCarthy [B,I,A]
     2nd session: What's new?: Using the 1881 British Census and National Index.  Donald Hirst. [B,I,A]
4:30 - 5:30 How much is that?: Weights and Measures used by Our Ancestors - Colin Chapman [B,I,A]
5:30 - 7:00 DINNER (Door Prizes at 6:45)
7:00 - 8:00 Becoming An Accredited Genealogist - Paul Smart [B,I,A]
8:00 - 9:00 Tying the Knot: British Marriage Customs and Records - Colin Chapman [B,I,A]

Friday, 27 August

8:30 - 9:00 Tour of the Los Angeles Family History Center: "Where's the New Stuff?"
9:00 - 10:00 This Place will Blow Your Mind!: Resources in the Los Angeles FHC - Linda Jonas [B,I,A]
10:00 - 10:15 BREAK
10:15 - 11:15 Scottish 19th-Century Resources - Paul Smart [B,I]
2nd session What You Need to Know to Find Your Ancestors In Ireland - Tony McCarthy [B,I]
11:15 - 11:30 BREAK
11:30 - 12:30 Are Your Ancestor's Records on the Internet? - Linda Jonas [B,I,A]
12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 - 2:30 Welsh and English Education Records - Colin Chapman [B,I,A]
     2nd session: Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Ireland: You Can Find them! - Tony McCarthy [B,I,A]
2:30 - 2:45 BREAK
2:45 - 3:45 Scottish Computerized Resources: A Whole New World - Paul Smart [B,I,A]
3:45 - 4:00 BREAK
4:00 - 5:00 Griffith's Valuation: More than Meets the Eye - Tony McCarthy [B,I,A]
     2nd session: You'll Be Amazed at What You Can Find in Manorial Court Records! - Colin Chapman [I,A]
5:00 - 7:00 DINNER (Door Prizes at 6:45)
7:00 - 8:00 Scottish Migration to U.S. and Canada - Paul Smart [B,I,A]
8:00 - 9:00 Sin, Sex, and Violence: Ecclesiastical Court Records - Colin Chapman [B,I,A]

Saturday, 28 August

8:00 - 9:00 There Are Census Records Before 1841! Where Are They? - Colin Chapman [B,I,A]
9:00 - 9:15 BREAK
9:15 - 10:15 Scottish Probate Records - Paul Smart [I,A]
     2nd session: Finding your Ancestors in the Irish Registry of Deeds - Tony McCarthy [B,I,A]
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK.
10:30 - 11:30 Civil Courts and Their Records - Colin Chapman [B,I,A]
11:30 - 1:00 LUNCH (Door Prizes at 12:45)
1:00 - 2:00 Scottish Land Records - Paul Smart [I,A]
     2nd Session: Irish Sources: Shipping Records, Estate Records, and much more! - Tony McCarthy [B,I,A]
2:00 - 2:15 BREAK
2:15 - 3:15 What's new in British Archives - Colin Chapman [B,I,A]
3:15 - 3:45 BREAK (Last Chance to Visit Book Sales Tables. Door Prizes at 3:30)
3:45 - 4:45 Scottish Collections at the Family History Library - Paul Smart [B,I,A]
4:45 - 5:45 Putting it All Together: A Case Study - Tony McCarthy [B,I,A]
5:45 - 6:00 CLOSING REMARKS - Linda Jonas / Ivan Johnson

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