British Institute 2023
In Person in Salt Lake City, Utah
Held at the Plaza Hotel and/or FamilySearch Library
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.


  • 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 . . .
  • If you are not yet a member, join ISBGFH to take advantage of early bird pricing.
  • 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: When registering for British Institute, please be sure to use the email addressed you used when joining ISBGFH.
  • 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 . . .


2022-23 Winter Webinar Series

We have come to the end of another excellent Winter Webinar Series. Thank you for joining us! As a member of ISBGFH, you have access to the recordings and handouts for all the Winter Webinars until 1 August 2023. We'll be back in November 2023 with the next Winter Webinar Series. Not a member? Join ISBGFH and get full access to all the 2022-23 Winter Webinars.

Welcome to ISBGFH

Since 1979 the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History has been helping genealogists connect to their British and Irish ancestry.

Whether you are just beginning your British Isles research or are a seasoned genealogist, ISBGFH can enhance your knowledge of important resources with our quality programming, our quarterly journal British Connections, and our website.

The latest British Connections has been posted in the members-only area.

Membership in the ISBGFH is for anyone who is researching their British or Irish ancestry. The English, Welsh, Irish, and Scots have spread across the globe; their descendants now live in almost every country around the world.

How ISBGFH Can Help You

As an educational organization, our mission is to help you understand and apply the records and resources available in the U.S. and the British Isles.

Our popular British Institute offers a week of total immersion into British research topics. Held annually in the fall at Salt Lake City, Utah, British Institute courses are especially designed to help you develop your research skills in British and Irish records. With instructors there to guide you throughout the day, classes are held each morning followed by a full afternoon at the Family History Library, utilizing their outstanding British collections and applying the research techniques and analytical skills learned in your Institute class.

Our quarterly journal, British Connections, contains informative articles, news, website links, and queries. Filled with expert advice and articles to aid your research goals, it is sure to stimulate your interest in British research. ISBGFH members can view and download issues of British Connections after clicking on the “Members Area” menu choice and logging in.

Our Surname Interests PDF encourages connections to other members, via e-mail, to share information on mutual ancestry. This is a benefit of membership and only ISBGFH members can view the information on the PDF.

Members can contact the webmaster or the membership chair for login help.

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