Monday, September 2, 2013

British Institute Registration Discount Extended

Openings are still available for two of the four British Institute courses, 7-11 October 2013, in Salt Lake City. Because of the holiday weekend, ISBGFH has extended the registration discount until Tuesday, 3rd September 2013.

British Institute programs will be held in the Radisson Downtown and at the Family History Library. Radisson hotel rooms are soldout, but rooms are still available at the Crystal Inn at a very special rate of $79.00 per night, including breakfast and airport shuttle.

Sources For Tracing Pre-mid-nineteenth Century English AncestorsMaggie Loughran and Paul Blake
This course will concentrate on tracing pre-mid-nineteenth century English ancestors and will be of special interest to those whose ancestors emigrated to North America prior to the commencement of English civil registration in 1837, or those who have already tracked their ancestors back to the early 1800s.

Paul and Maggie will focus on the actual records themselves, offering you an in-depth understanding of each record group. For each record category we will be reviewing examples of the original documents, then guide you through how to interpret, locate and, lastly, how to access them using the Internet, the Family History Library, and any other available resources.

Using the Cloud for British Family History Research – Graham Walter, MCBS
This course will provide a guide as to what “The Cloud” is and how we can use it to our advantage in our genealogy research. There are a number of sites on the Internet that provide some unique datasets for researching British ancestors. We will examine some of these sites and look at the varied search techniques that can be used to find those elusive ancestors hiding in the nooks and crannies of their databases. The Cloud also provides us with a wealth of tools to enhance the way we collect, share and present our data. We will look at how these services allow us to choose a variety and combination of computing devices that best suits the collecting of our family history on any research trip. The Cloud will allow us to move that data to our other devices seamlessly and without complexity, as well as share it with our families and other researchers. Students in this course must provide their own WiFi-capable laptop computer.

“A thoroughly enjoyable and informative experience…a real revelation”

“The lecture was very comprehensive…[Graham’s] breadth of knowledge is excellent”

                 Society of Genealogists, London, participant survey 2013

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Sandra M. Hewlett, CG
ISBGFH Publicity Committee

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