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Recordings are still available!

British Institute 2023
In Person in Salt Lake City, Utah
9 – 13 October 2023

The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History is proud to bring you British Institute 2023, in person in Salt Lake City, Utah. Join us for a week filled with exceptional genealogy education from world class instructors.

  • British Institute was held the week of October 9, 2023, but access to course recordings and syllabi are still available to purchase.
  • Members: When purchasing British Institute recordings, please be sure to use the email address you used when joining ISBGFH.

Course 1: Once More unto the Breach: English Research – Sponsored by 
Kori Robbins, AG®
 & Dan Poffenberger, AG®

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 about the English course. . .

Course 2: Irish Law and Government Documents
David E. Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS & Rick Sayre, CG®, CGLSM, FUGA

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 about the Irish course. . .

Course 3: Scottish Research: The Fundamentals and Beyond
Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv.

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 about the Scottish course . . .