British Institute will be back in-person in Salt Lake City, Utah
in October 2023!
Held at the Plaza Hotel and/or FamilySearch Library

Meet & Greet on Sunday 8 October 2023
Courses run 9 October - 13 October 2023, 8 a.m. - Noon (Mountain Time)


Early Bird pricing runs from 1 - 31 May 2023

JOIN ISBGFH to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing

  • Early Bird pricing for ISBGFH members runs from 1 - 31 May 2023. Discounts are available if more than one course is purchased. Four courses are available this year at British Institute. Read more on British Institute pricing for members and non-members . . .
  • If you are not able to join us in Salt Lake City, Utah, course recordings and syllabi are available to purchase. The recordings and syllabi will be available after the in-person event concludes.
  • If you plan to join us in Salt Lake City, Utah, in person, you are also able to purchase recordings of any of the other courses.
  • Members: Please be sure to register for British Institute using the email address that you used to set up your ISBGFH membership account.
  • When registering, please carefully read the registration ticket types (on the Registration page) and choose the appropriate category. For example, if you are a member, and will be joining us in-person in Salt Lake City, but would also like to purchase an additional course recording, you would choose the ticket type category “Member, 2 Courses, One Course In-Person, One Course Recording'.”

ISBGFH 2023 Courses

Course 1: Once More unto the Breach: English Research - Sponsored by
Kori Robbins, AG® & Dan Poffenberger, AG®
---Held at the FamilySearch Library---

Join us as we explore the most effective ways to further your knowledge of family history research in England at the FamilySearch Library. We'll quickly cover the basics and then dive deep into sources, resources, methods, and strategies. Expect hands-on sessions that allow attendees to learn while using Library resources. Read more . . .

Course 2: Irish Law and Government Documents
David E. Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS & Rick Sayre, CG®, CGLSM, FUGA
---Held at the Plaza Hotel---

Join instructors David E. Rencher and Rick Sayre for an exciting course of instruction digging into the law and government documents of Ireland! This updated course from 2016 includes seven new sessions and updated information to the prior course, including a master bibliography. Read more . . .

Course 3: Scottish Research: The Fundamentals and Beyond
Paul Milner,
---Held at the Plaza Hotel---

Scottish laws, regulations and records are different than those for the rest of the British Isles, and certainly different than in the United States. Yet there are enough similarities to create confusion for the unwary. In this course, we will address the fundamentals of all the major record groups, examining where to find and how to search the indexes and exploring what is and is not available online. Read more . . .


If you are not a member of ISBGFH, you may wish to consider joining. A yearly membership is only $35 USD,  and the benefits of membership include our British Connections quarterly plus full access through the website to the British Connections archive dating back to 2000. If that isn't enough - you also get access to recordings of our Winter Webinar Series including handouts.

For the grand membership benefit, you qualify for discounts to our British Institute. Each Institute course also has a robust syllabus that is a great source of information and references for you to view and review.

We highly recommend that if you choose to become a member of ISBGFH, that you purchase your membership and wait until you receive your confirmation email with log in information before registering to attend BI. This guarantees receiving membership discounts.  

Become a member today.

Questions on British Institute?  Contact BI Director, Megan Heyl.


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