2022-23 Winter Webinar Series

Our Winter Webinar Series is back! Webinars are free to watch during the live presentation at 11am EST. Access to recordings is a member benefit.  Please see our Winter Webinar Series page for a list of the webinars, dates, presenters and to register.

Coming Up on 17 December 2022 at 11am EST

Cathie Sherwood presents
Uncovering the Lines of your London Ancestors


Download Cathie's Handout (coming soon!)

Cathie Sherwood

Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie Sherwood has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty years. She is an educator, speaker and professional genealogist. As the principal and founder of Family History Academy, Cathie combines her love of family history with her technology skills, coordinating innovative and interactive genealogy education opportunities in partnership with experienced and highly respected lecturers. She also owns Ancestor Discovery, a professional family history research service.

British Institute 2022 is over! Class members expressed their delight with the excellent instructors, robust syllabi, and weeks of premier virtual education. If you were not able to attend, or you would like to access classes you might have missed, recordings, syllabi and resources are available for purchase until 30 December 2022. Recordings will be available to access until 31 December 2022, but cannot be downloaded. The syllabi and resources are yours to download and keep.  Read more ...

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ISBGFH wishes to thank the sponsors of British Institute 2022!

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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