Saturday, March 10, 2018

FREE WEBINAR on Welsh Research!

Our next webinar is Saturday April 14th at 11 am Eastern

Beryl Evans of the National Library of Wales will be giving us an overview of the topics she will be discussing during the Welsh Course at this year's British Institute

Friday, March 02, 2018

Ulster Historical Foundation North American Tour

The Ulster Historical Foundation is running it's annual North American tour in March. Both Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt are our Instructors in the Irish Course for British Institute 2018. 

If you are nearby one of the UHF stops in March, please pop by and support them. 

Here are the locations and dates:

Ulster Historical Foundation, North American Lecture Tour, 03-20 March 2018
06 March, Louisville KY - The Filson Society
07 March - Chicago IL - The Newberry Library - SOLD OUT
08 March, Madison WI - Wisconsin Historical Society - SOLD OUT
11 March, Philadelphia PA - Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
12 & 13 March, Nashville TN - Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
18 March, Seattle WA - Irish Heritage Club, Seattle

Thursday, February 08, 2018

FREE Webinar on English Resources

                          Our next webinar is Saturday March 10th at 11 am Eastern

Else Churchill will be giving us an overview of the topics she and Alec Tritton will be discussing during the English Course at this year's British Institute

Saturday, January 13, 2018


Join us on Wednesday, February 7th
at 7 pm est for our FREE webinar:
Scottish Research
presented by Paul Milner

Paul Milner is an internationally recognized speaker and author, specializing in British Isles research. He has led both English and Scottish research tracks at the British Institute. He can be followed on where he writes book reviews and how-to’s on British Isles research. 

To register:

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Researching Family in the British Isles Mini Institute

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has partnered with the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH) to conduct a four day program of researching family in the British Isles.  ISBGFH conducts the British Institute held annually in Salt Lake City to provide week-long education by well-known genealogists on the British Isles.  On 13-16 August 2018, the ISBGFH has arranged for several presenters to provide an overview of researching British Isles topics at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.  These presentations will explore DNA, Scotland, Ireland and England research.  London based genetic genealogist Dr. Maurice Gleeson, MB, will present on DNA and Irish research, Christine Woodcock, from Genealogy Tours of Scotland, will discuss Scottish research, and Frank Southcott, President, ISBGFH, will explore the English records.

The HSP program is designed to be attended either on a given day and topic or in its entirety.  It is an in-depth overview of British Isles research and enhances attendance for those who may desire to attend the British Institute where morning instruction and afternoon independent research are conducted in the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City on a country topic.  More information is available on the British Institute at

The HSP curriculum for each day involves 4 presentations of one hour and fifteen minutes each.  Monday, 13 August 2018, Dr Gleeson, MB, will explore advances made in DNA and how it can be applied to your British Isles research.  Christine Woodcock will discuss the uniqueness of Scottish research on Tuesday, 14 August 2018.  Dr. Gleeson will return on Wednesday, 15 August 2018, to present on the ever increasing resources available on Irish research, and Thursday, 16 August 2018, Frank Southcott, will examine English genealogical resources.  

Click HERE for Course Descriptions 

The cost of the four day program will be $299.  Individual program days are available for $99 per day.  Limited consultation slots will be available on DNA, Scotland and Ireland during the program for $125 hour.  

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

December Webinar: Writing Your Family History

Writing a Family History: Turning Research into Story

Every life is a story…if you only knew how to tell it. In this webinar, Lynn Palermo shows you how to pull from your research to craft an engaging and captivating story your family will want to read.  For the overwhelmed family historian, Lynn shares tools on how to get organised and helps you identify a starting point for your writing. You’ll learn to find the key ingredients of a story in your research and how to structure it to read like a novel.  Also, find out how to make writing a new part of your daily routine.  Join us for this informative webinar as Lynn guides you through a new facet of your genealogy journey; turning research into stories. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Join us on Saturday, November 4th at 11 am ET for our November webinar: 

Understanding Heraldry

In this webinar, Dr Bruce Durie will help us to understand the rules behind heraldry and what we can and can't do if our ancestor has been granted a coat of arms.