Wednesday, June 21, 2006

NGS Conference and other things

We were delighted to meet so many of you at our luncheon at the NGS Conference in Chicago. From all reports it was one of the biggest lunches held during the week. A number of people won door prizes - one year memberships for ISB and several others won CD's from the Family History Library, thanks to our speaker, Paul Smart.

There were a number of lectures that pertained to doing research in the British Isles. Many people noted that while they weren't at the level of the lecture, they had their syllabus and notes to keep on hand for when they were ready for that area of research. This is a good point - you might not be exactly at a point where you can use the information, but if you keep a file of ideas, suggestions and research sources, when you are ready, you'll have the information at hand.

ISB has announced a writing contest for our members and non-members. The details have not been finalized, but the prize is registration for the 2007 British Institute in Salt Lake City - an approximate value of $350. The article must be on how you solved a British research brick wall. How did you solve it? What sources did you use? The article should be about 2000-3000 words. For more information, send an e-mail to and we'll get back to you with the details. Once the details are finalzed, we will write them here.

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