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BRITISH ISLES FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY - U.S.A.
presents its 17th Annual Seminar

Essentials of British and Irish Connections

featuring Linda Jonas

Saturday 13 August 2005, 8 AM until 4 PM

Veterans Memorial Complex, Rotunda Room
4117 Overland Avenue - Culver City, CA

Speaker

Linda Jonas is co-author (with Paul Milner) of two books on British research: A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors and A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors. Past President of BIFHS-USA, Linda has also served as supervisor, staff trainer, and instructor at the Los Angeles Family History Center, which holds the largest British Isles resource collection outside of Salt Lake City. She is a popular lecturer and writer on all aspects of U.S. and British Isles research. A family move to Virginia made it possible for her to realize her dream of researching Colonial records. Linda is currently Director of the McLean, Virginia Family History Center.

Seminar Schedule

8:00am Registration and Book Sales
8:45am Introduction
9:00-10:00am "All I know is that he was from Virginia" — Using published Colonial Records series from the various colonies to find your ancestor’s county of residence.
10:00-10:30am Break
10:30-11:30am Colonial Search Strategy, Part 1: Procedure for using the single most important colonial record.
11:30-1:00 Lunch ("High Tea" buffet) and Book Sales
1:00-2:15pm Colonial Search Strategy, Part 2: Strategy for using the other essential colonial records.
2:15-2:30pm Break
2:30-3:30pm British/Irish sources beyond the basics: Some of Linda's favorite records in England to find Colonial Origins. 
3:30-4:00pm Questions and Book Sales

 

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