National Genealogical Society Announces Partnership with Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd.

For Release: 11 January 2012

ARLINGTON, VA, 11 JANUARY 2012: The National Genealogical Society proudly announces a strategic partnership with Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd of the UK to present My British Isles Origins: Where and How Do I Cross the Pond? This four-week online learning course begins 1 March 2012 and is designed to show genealogists with British ancestry how to “leap the pond” and discover their roots in the British Isles.

The presenter is Sherry Irvine, BA (History), MSc, CGSM, of Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada. Sherry, a favorite lecturer across the United States, is an established teacher and lecturer of family history with over twenty-five years of experience. Further biographical information is available at either NGS website at the Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd website at .

Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd was founded in 2005 by Sherry Irvine and Helen Osborn, two professional genealogists who share enthusiasm for helping others journey into the past. Their goal is to teach others the most rewarding ways to search for ancestors in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.

My British Isles Origins: Where and How Do I Cross the Pond? offers students a mixture of history, population study, sources, and research strategies. Its primary objectives are to present practical guidance for launching research into the British origins of immigrant ancestors and to offer help on building contextual knowledge of migration patterns and history, at national and local levels. For more information on the course or to view course visit the course webpage on the NGS website at

For NGS members who register through the NGS member’s only site, the course is $55.25, a savings of 15% from the full, non-member price of $65.00

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists. Please visit the NGS Pressroom at for further information.