ISBGFH Member Registration Now Open

ISBGFH Member Registration Now Open!

2018 British Institute
15-19 October 2018

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
Salt Lake City, Utah

The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History takes great pleasure in announcing the 2018 British Institute to be conducted in Salt Lake City, Utah from 15-19 October 2018 at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel.

ISBGFH members may register on or after 2 January 2018 for $415 by logging in and completing the online registration process. General registration opens on 1 April 2018 and ends 30 September 2018. The course fee for non-members is $445. Late registration will be available from 1 to 8 October 2018.
There will be four tracks of instruction by prominent genealogists focused on British Isles research:

English Ancestors 17th-20th Centuries: Finding Sources and Resolving Problems
Else Churchill and Alec Tritton

The course will be comprised of 20 topics looking at sources and resources to help discover where in England your ancestors lived and what they did in their lives. It will cover the major genealogical records of church and state and examine common genealogical problems and possible pathways to success.

Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors
Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt

Searching for Irish ancestors has long been thought difficult but possible. Ranging across a period of 350 years the course will cover all the major sources including church, civil and census records; wills and printed sources. It will examine valuation records and landed estate papers – key documents for discovering ancestors, especially in eighteenth-century Ireland. Other topics will include school, local government and pre-1800 sources.

Tracing Your Welsh Ancestors
Beryl Evans

The main aim of the course is to identify the various sources available in researching Welsh ancestors, explaining where to find the records and how to gain access – archives offices and/or online. We will examine to interpret the information found in the records and use it to assist with further research. Mainly the eighteenth and nineteenth-century will be covered, but some records may extend to periods before and after.

Scottish Research: The Fundamentals and Beyond
Paul Milner

Scottish laws, regulations and records are different than those for the rest of the British Isles, and certainly different than for 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.

All courses include classroom sessions held either in the morning or afternoon at the Plaza Hotel with research time at the Family History Library. For more information about courses, visit

Course registration includes a digital syllabus (print syllabus available for purchase), a Sunday evening social, and a ticket to the Monday evening banquet (guest tickets available for purchase). For lodging information, visit

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