2009 British Institute Course Descriptions

2009 British Institute Course Descriptions

Finding Your English
with Barbara Baker

Barbara has a BA in Family and Local History from Brigham Young University
and has worked as a British reference consultant at the Family History
Library for over 20 years. She is accredited in English genealogy research,
is a professional genealogist and lectures in the U. S. and Great Britain. Monday – Introduction to the week; history and its effect on record
keeping; research sources in the country of destination that might help
determine where in England your ancestors came from; best websites for
English research; finding what others have done; DNA and family history
researchTuesday – 19th and 20th century records of England (1834-onward) – Civil
registration, census, post-1857 probate records, post-1834 New Poor Law
records, electoral rolls, directories, occupational records, school records;
archives in EnglandWednesday – 16th, 17th, and 18th century records for England – Church
Records – historical background, Church of England parish registers,
bishops’ transcripts, parish chest records and records of the poor, nonconformist
church records; handwriting challenges, tips, and exercisesThursday – More 16th, 17th, and 18th century records for England
(1500 to 1834) – probate records, military records, merchant seamen
records, various jurisdictional court records, land and property records,
early census substitutesFriday – Records of royalty, nobility, and landed gentry; pre-1500
medieval records; review of the week
Governmental Records of Ireland with David Rencher

David is a lecturer and writer and is currently Director of Planning
and Coordination, Family History Department, FamilySearch.org of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. In addition
to being accredited and certified, he is a Fellow of the Irish Genealogical
Research Society, London and the Utah Genealogical Association.This course is focused on assisting the Irish genealogical researcher
gain an understanding of the massive volume of government and law records
available for research. The course level is intended for the intermediate
to advanced researcher. Since Irish law and Parliament was an extension
of English law, much of the course applies to England as well. Beginners
are welcome, but may struggle to understand the overall context and record
values.Session 1 – Irish/English
Court & Legal Records: An Overview
for Genealogists

Session 2 – Understanding the Four Courts
of Chancery, King’s
Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer

Session 3 – Irish/English Civil Law and the Family Historian
Session 4 – Introduction to Irish Law Libraries
Session 5 – Introduction to Parliament and the Acts of Parliament
Session 6 – Parliamentary Papers I
Session 7 – Parliamentary Papers II
Session 8 – List and Index Society
Session 9 – Government Departments and Record Classes
Session 10 – The National Archives of England and Ireland