Monday, November 21, 2016

Researching Your Scots-Irish Ancestors Webinar



Our December 10th webinar presenter is Fintan Mullan who will present on Researching Your Scots-Irish Ancestors
This webinar will assist you in researching your Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors with roots in the province of Ulster. This webinar will assist you to discover how to find various records, historical documents and links to your family history

Remember that paying for the webinar is just the first step in the process. You will also receive an email with instructions to register with GoToWebinar which will actually get you online at the time of the presentation.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Registering for Our Webinars

We are thrilled to be able to have a full line up of great speakers in our Winter Webinar Series. And we want to make sure you are able to access the learning that the webinars offer. This is a two-step process. Paying for the webinar is one step. 

The next step is to wait until you get the email that says: 

Thanks for signing up for the webinars. Below is the information to register with GoToWebinar. 

Please register for DNA Testing for Genealogy Dr Maurice Gleeson on Nov 12, 2016 1:00 PM EST at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5027915317601389827

In this webinar, Dr Gleeson will discuss the different tests available for genealogy and will help us to understand what information we can hope to get from each one. Dr Gleeson will also discuss some of the different projects available through FTDNA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

As soon as you register with GoToWebinar - by clicking the link above and filling in the required fields, you will get another email with the link to click right before the webinar start time. 

The great thing about registering with GoToWebinar is that automatic reminders are built in. GTW will remind you one day before the webinar and again one hour before the webinar. Then all you need to do is grab a coffee, get comfy and click on the link to listen in. 

We look forward to seeing you online for the rest of our webinar series.
Here's the link to pay for the webinars that interest you: 





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Monday, October 03, 2016

Using DNA for Genealogy Webinar

Join us online on Saturday November 12, 1 pm ET for our next webinar. Our presenter will be Dr Maurice Gleeson who will assist us in understanding Using DNA for Genealogy.


To register: http://www.isbgfh.org/cpage.php?pt=91

We look forward to having you join us!




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Sunday, October 02, 2016

First Webinar a Huge Success!



Here at ISBGFH we have started Family History Month off with a BANG. Our first webinar, Researching Your Irish Ancestors, ran yesterday and was a HUGE success! 

Many thanks to our presenter, Michael Brophy for getting us off to a great start by sharing his expertise and helping us move forward in researching our Irish ancestors. 




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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Irish family research... 5 days to register for the first webinar in the winter webinar series!  Visit isbgfh.org

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Thursday, September 15, 2016



Our first webinar is just over two weeks away! If you have Irish ancestors, this is a webinar that you won't want to miss. 

The webinar will start with the central event in the history of Irish genealogy, the destruction of the Public records Office in Dublin on June 30, 1922. As a result unique challenges and realistic expectations for Irish ancestral research will be discussed. Vital records, immigration documentation, and unique resources will be presented.

Our presenter for this webinar is Michael Brophy. To subscribe to the webinar, simply visit our website

Will we see YOU online?









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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

ISBGFH Membership Winners

At the recent FGS conference in Springfield, ISBGFH hosted a sponsored lunch. As we do at all of our sponsored lunches, we held a draw for free memberships in the society. The winners from the FGS conference were:


Barbara Young Rosenstrauch from San Antonio, Texas and Rachael Mellen, M.A. from Peru, Illinois 


Barbara, ISBGFH President Frank Southcott and Rachael.

Congratulations to both winners and welcome to ISBGFH!










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British Connections Writers Are Stars!


Every year, Canadian blogger John D Reid runs a Genealogy Rock Star Award contest. This is a contest where genealogists who have proven to be popular as speakers, writers and bloggers are listed on a ballot and the world gets to vote for their favourites. 

The purpose of the awards is to assist Genealogy societies to know who might be popular as a speaker for their event, making it more successful. It also allows people to know whose blogs to tune in to, whose articles to read, books to buy and talks to attend. 


This year's winners included a number of genealogists who write for British Connections! Here's the line-up of our superstar writers:

The gold star for Ireland was awarded to our very own Dr Maurice Gleeson. Maurice writes a quarterly column on DNA for Genealogy. 

The Silver star for England/Scotland/Wales was awarded to Chris Paton. Chris recently wrote about researching in Belfast. 


The Bronze star for Australia/New Zealand was awarded to Helen V Smith. Helen's article on Workhouses and Poor Law Records for England and Wales is in the current issue of British Connections. 

And the Bronze star for Canada was awarded to yours truly, your editor! 

Congratulations to all of the winners, and all of our writers who make British Connections such a great resource for British Isles genealogy research. 


















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