Monday, May 18, 2020

BRITISH INSTITUTE IS GOING VIRTUAL FOR 2020




Given the current restrictions on travel as the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, we at ISBGFH have made the decision to change our British Institute for this year to a Virtual event. This allows people to attend, to attend more than one course and to remain safe while learning from our instructors.


Virtual British Institute
When: 12 Oct 2020 - 14 Oct 2020 
Where: Virtual

If you are considering becoming a member of the society, we suggest you do that before you sign up for the Virtual British Institute to save you money. AFTER you have joined please log in to the website and then go to the event webpage and register. This will ensure you get the discounted rate for members of ISBGFH.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR DNA VIRTUAL INSTITUTE




Registration for the DNA Virtual Institute by Dr Maurice Gleeson is now OPEN!

The virtual institute will  run over two days and all presentations be LIVE so seats are limited. The presentations will be held on September 8 & 9, 2020. 

Topics to be covered:

What is your goal?
Unleashing the power of “Ethnicity Estimates”
Maximising your exposure to the DNA databases
Privacy, Anonymity & Data Protection
Sorting your matches into Paternal & Maternal matches
Assigning matches to a particular ancestral line
Using “tools” to maximum effect
Combining DNA & paper record research
Hooking your matches & keeping them engaged
When to use Y, mitochondrial & X-DNA
Key Take-Home Messages will be illustrated by Case Studies throughout
Fees for the 2 day DNA Virtual Institute are $139usd for non members of the ISBGFH and $124usd for ISBGFH members. Access to the recordings will remain open until October 31. 





As with our In-Person British Institute, Dr Gleeson will be available for consultations. These will be done via Skype. You can register for a consultation when you register for the DNA Virtual Institute. 

Friday, March 06, 2020

VIRTUAL INSTITUTE ON DNA!



Coming in Sept! ISBGFH will host a 2 day virtual institute on DNA presented by Dr Maurice Gleeson. Dr Gleeson will cover the following topics: 
  • What is your goal?
  • Unleashing the power of “Ethnicity Estimates”
  • Maximising your exposure to the DNA databases
  • Privacy, Anonymity & Data Protection
  • Sorting your matches into Paternal & Maternal matches
  • Assigning matches to a particular ancestral line
  • Using “tools” to maximum effect
  • Combining DNA & paper record research
  • Hooking your matches & keeping them engaged
  • When to use Y, mitochondrial & X-DNA
  • Key Take-Home Messages will be illustrated by Case Studies throughout
Maurice joins our Winter Webinar Series on Saturday March 7 to provide an overview of his Sept Institute - register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8601907578673102860


This virtual institute will be LIVE. Registration will be limited so that everyone who registers can attend. Dr Gleeson will be scheduling one on one virtual consultations for those wishing his assistance with their DNA. Registration opens JUNE 1, 2020


Wednesday, March 04, 2020

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR COMMONWEALTH VIRTUAL INSTITUTE

The Virtual Institute on Commonwealth research is less than a fortnight away. Access to the recordings remains open for 6 weeks (until April 30th) allowing you time to go back, review and make notes. 
DAY ONE MARCH 16, 2020
CANADIAN RESEARCH 

Kathryn Lake Hogan will present four talks: 
Researching Canadian Census Records, 1871-1921
  1. Selling Canada: Immigration Schemes, Ship Passenger Lists and Immigration Records
  2. How to Find Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations in Canada
  3. Researching Recent Family Members in Canada



DAY TWO MARCH 17, 2020
SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCH

Sue McNelly will present four talks: 

  • SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCH – GETTING STARTED
  • MY ANCESTOR WENT TO SOUTH AFRICA
  • WARS AND RECORDS THEY CREATED
  • ONLINE SOURCES FOR SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCH

DAY THREE MARCH 18, 2020
BRITISH INDIA RESEARCH

Emma Jolly will present four talks: 

  • GETTING STARTED WITH ANGLO-INDIAN RESEARCH
  • RESEARCHING AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND OTHER ARCHIVES
  • ONLINE SOURCES
  • THE ANGLO-INDIAN COMMUNITY

DAY FOUR MARCH 19, 2020
AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH

Kerry Farmer will present four talks: 

  • BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS
  • IMMIGRATION
  • CONVICTS
  • NEWSPAPERS, DIRECTORIES AND ELECTORAL ROLLS
 You can register for one day, mix and match days or all four days.

Single day registration is just $70usd
Full conference registration is just $249usd

Don't miss out on this unique learning opportunity. Register here


Friday, February 28, 2020

March Webinars


The Winter Webinars Wrap Up in March 


Overview of the Virtual DNA Course
Saturday March 7, 2020
11 am eastern


On Sept 8 & 9, Maurice Gleeson will host a two day virtual institute. In this overview, he will provide a flavour of what he will cover in the Institute. Topics include:

What is your goal?
Unleashing the power of “Ethnicity Estimates”
Maximising your exposure to the DNA databases
Privacy, Anonymity & Data Protection
Sorting your matches into Paternal & Maternal matches
Assigning matches to a particular ancestral line
Using “tools” to maximum effect
Combining DNA & paper record research
Hooking your matches & keeping them engaged
When to use Y, mitochondrial & X-DNA
Key Take-Home Messages will be illustrated by Case Studies throughout

To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8601907578673102860

Finding Your WISE Ancestors with MyHeritage
Saturday March 14, 2020
11 am eastern


Daniel Horowitz shares resources on MyHeritage to help you find your Welsh, Irish, Scottish and English ancestors

To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6415291208263024653

Overview of the Welsh Course for British Institute 2020
Saturday March 21, 2020
11 am eastern


Darris Williams will give an overview of the course he will be teaching at this year's British Institute

To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1085682371481375757
 

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO REGISTER FOR THE COMMONWEALTH VIRTUAL INSTITUTE


This unique learning opportunity allows us to bring in experts from across the Commonwealth to share their expertise in researching ancestors in four Commonwealth Countries. Whether your ancestor went to South Africa or British India as part of their time in the military; whether they worked for the British India Company; whether your ancestor was transported or migrated to Canada or Australia, these presentations will assist you in better understanding the resources available to enhance your research.

The Institute runs over four days - MARCH 16-19, 2020 and access to the recordings remains open until April 30th, 2020.
To register: https://www.isbgfh.com/Virtual-Institute

Thursday, February 27, 2020

BRITISH CONNECTIONS - THE ISBGFH NEWSLETTER



The first issue of British Connections for 2020 is now available to ISBGFH members. 
In this issue, we look at two of the socially historic events that affected many of our ancestors: Suffrage and Temperence. We have articles on Sufftage from Ireland (Chris Paton), England (Caroline Gurney), Scotland (Donna Moore) and articles on Temperance from England (Tom Kennedy) and Wales (Eilir Daniels). 

We take a look at coal mining, one of the many occupations our ancestors may have undertaken. We have articles from the Scottish Mining Museum and Big Pit in Wales Museum. 

We share resources for our members that they may not be aware of with the Glasgow Women's Library and the Scottish Jewish Archives. 

One of the best things in any research is finding something new. At least new to us. To that end, we have articles on an old map that was found during renovations in Aberdeen and a bible that had been used by miners in an underground chapel in Wales. 

And we have our regular columns on Scottish research, Irish research, Welsh research and English research.  



British Connections is a member benefit of the ISBGFH. We think we offer a stellar publication and we encourage you to join the society so that you can also enjoy these resources. For just $25 a year, you get access to British Connections, recordings of the winter webinar series and discounts for some Society events, most notably our flagship event, British Institute. 



Friday, February 07, 2020

Researching AUSTRALIAN Ancestors


Join us for a FULL EVENING of learning about Australian research on Thursday March 19th, 2020, presented by Kerry Farmer



Kerry will give 4 presentations:
  • BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS
  • IMMIGRATION
  • CONVICTS
  • NEWSPAPERS, DIRECTORIES AND ELECTORAL ROLLS



Kerry Farmer is a researcher, presenter and teacher in genealogical studies. She is on the Board of the Society of Australian Genealogists and convenor of their Education Committee. She is Director of Australian Studies for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, developing their Australian Records courses. Kerry authored DNA for Genealogists (4th edn, 2017), Arrivals in Australia from 1788 (2015).

THURSDAY will begin in the late afternoon. This is so that our speaker, Kerry Farmer, who lives in Australia, can be available LIVE in the Facebook group to answer your questions.
To register: 
https://www.isbgfh.com/Virtual-Institute