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BRITISH ISLES FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY – U.S.A. presents its 13th Annual Seminar:

queenmary.gif (6486 bytes)Down to the Docks: The New World Beckons

Researching Your  English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh Ancestors

Aboard the legendary Queen Mary, Long Beach Harbor, California
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 24-26 August 2000

Speakers / Topics

PETER WILSON COLDHAM, noted English author & specialist on emigration from the British Isles

  • Records in England and North America for Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor
  • Finding Your Ancestors in English Church Records
  • Finding the Wills of Your English Ancestors
  • English Court Records

KATHLEEN B. CORY, noted international lecturer from Edinburgh; author of Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry

  • Scottish Surnames and Christian Names
  • Scottish Birth Records; Scottish Marriage Records; Scottish Death and Burial Records
  • Scottish Census Returns 1841 - 1891
  • More Records for Finding Your Scottish Ancestor

CYNDI HOWELLS,  developer of "Cyndi's List," the largest genealogical website on the internet

  • Netting Your Ancestors: Genealogical Research on the Internet
  • A Guided Tour of Cyndi's List
  • Conquering Internet Search Engines: No more looking for a needle in a haystack.
  • Evaluating Web Sites
  • The DOs and DON'Ts of a Great Genealogy Home Page
  • British Isles Sources on the Internet

LINDA JONAS, former President, British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A. and co-author of the new book A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors

  • New Sources for Tracing 19th-Century Immigrants
  • New Sources for Finding the British Origins of Your Colonial Ancestors
  • Tracing Your English Ancestors without Traveling to England

BRIAN MITCHELL, Irish author of the New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland and additional volumes on Irish parish registers, graveyards & passenger lists

  • Tracing Irish Ancestors: An Overview
  • Irish Passenger Lists and Immigration
  • Using Records Sources in the U.S. to Identify Irish Ancestors
  • Irish Surnames; Irish Place names
  • How to Make the Best Use of Church Registers
  • Using Genealogy Centres in Ireland

DARRIS WILLIAMS, Reference Specialist for Wales & England at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City

  • Beginning English and Welsh Research
  • Nonconformist Ancestors in Wales
  • Finding the Place of Origin of Your Welsh Ancestor
  • How to find Monumental Inscriptions
  • Indexes of Welsh Records
  • How to Find Others Who are Researching Your Family
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