2007 British Institute Course

2007 British Institute Course
YOUR BRITISH MIGRANT: PROBLEMS, ROUTES, AND STRATEGIESSherry Irvine, MSc, CGThis seminar examines the research problems created by
migration, discusses routes of migration within and beyond Britain, and
helps students create strategies for locating origins. Those who take
this course should have researched back to the migrant ancestor, or to
the point where research stops because the trail is cold and the cause
is probably migration. Some research experience with British records
is recommended, using online and offline resources.Migration History: Migration in
the British Isles; British Migration Overseas; Your Problem in Context
Records of Migration: Destination;
Departure; Other Records That Catch Migrants; Locating & Accessing
Migration Research Strategy: Setting
Objectives; Planning How; Online Research; Resources in Libraries & Archives
Ideas Exchange: Case Studies; Sharing
Student Problems; Analyzing Results
What Next?: Working With New Perspectives;
Traps & Tricks; After the Journey – New Resources
Sherry Irvine is an internationally
known teacher, lecturer and writer specializing in English, Scottish
and Irish family history. She is Course Director for Pharos Teaching
and Tutoring Ltd, an online service. She also teaches at the Institute
of Genealogy and Historical Research (Samford University), and is now
in her fifth year at the British Institute. Sherry has written three
books and her articles appear in several genealogical publications including British
. She is currently Vice-President of ISBGFH and past
president of the Association of Professional Genealogists. IRISH RESEARCH: SOURCES AND METHODS FOR RESEARCH
David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGAGenealogical research in Ireland is often given up in
either frustration or disgust. The focus of this course will be to illuminate
the record availability and research strategies for the wealth of remaining
and often little-used records in Ireland. This course is intended for
those who are either just beginning their Irish research, or for those
who have some experience and want to exhaust any remaining possibilities
for identifying those elusive Irish ancestors.Identifying or Confirming a Place to Start in
Irish Immigration Part I – North America; Irish
Emigration Part II Irish Sources; Methodology for Irish Immigration/Emigration;Introduction
to the Irish Collection of the Family History Library.
How to Select the Right Tools for the Right Job: Irish
Jurisdictions and Reference Works; Framing the Problem for Overseas
Research; Irish Census and Substitutes; Methodology for Interpreting
and Evaluating Name Lists
.Sources for Irish Research: Church
of Ireland Records; Irish Probate Records; Catholic Church Records;
Introduction to Irish Internet Sites; Out of the Ashes – Irish Genealogical
Collections: Presbyterian Church Records; Irish Civil Registration;
British Military Records; Estate Land and Property Records; Irish Poor
Law Records
.Preparing to go to Ireland: Archives
and Libraries; Strategies for Success
.David E. Rencher, lecturer and writer,
is currently the Director of the Records and Information Division for
the Family and Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. A professional genealogist
since 1977, he is both an accredited and certified genealogist and a
Fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London and the Utah
Genealogical Society. ONE DAY – BASIC WALES RESEARCH – Friday 12 October
Darris Williams – InstructorThis one day session will consist of four lectures starting
at 8:30 a.m. The course titles will be posted soon. Darris Williams: British reference consultant
in the Family HistoryLibrary. After completion of a bachelor degree in
family and community history at Brigham Young University, he studied
at the University of Wales, Aberstwyth in 1996. Darris has lectured at
the British Isles Family History Society Society Conference, UGA Institute,
Federationof Genealogical Societies Conference. Darris is only the second
person to pass the Wales accreditation test administered by ICAPGen.