Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Luncheon: The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History

Thursday, August 31st Luncheon sponsored by The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH)

Speaker: Sherry Irvine, MSc, CG, FSA Scot

So Many Joneses: Name, Numbers, and the Triumph of the Welsh.
Sherry told me: "If I tell you how this luncheon topic came about I might give away one or more of the punch lines." She further says: "Some things I will talk about are . . .
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implied in the title - Wales is a county of common surnames and of remarkable people. Researching in Wales has some aspects that are quite unique and I will highlight a few; I hope to send people away with a smile and with renewed enthusiasm."

Speaker Bio: Sherry Irvine: MSc, CG, FSA Scot
Sherry has decades of experience researching ancestors in the British Isles and has been teaching and lecturing almost as long. A resident of Courtenay, BC, Canada, in June she will be the keynote speaker at the 11th Australasian Congress of Genealogy and Heraldry in Darwin, Northern Territory. She has been a faculty member of the IGHR at Samford University since 1996 and is the author of three books including the award-winning Scottish Ancestry: Research Methods for Family Historians.

Other news, which you may have seen, is the recent launch of Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd, a United Kingdom company founded by Sherry and Helen Osborn (an APG member and London-based genealogist). Sherry is a former president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and was the recipient of the 2005 winner of APG's Grahame T. Smallwood Award for service to genealogy. She is currently is vice-president of ISBGFH.

The sponsoring organization
The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH) was established in 1979 to educate individuals searching for their British ancestors. ISBGFH is an educational organization and publishes the award winning quarterly journal, British Connections. The ISBGFH is holding its sixth annual British Institute to be held October 2 - 6, 2006 in Salt Lake City. For more on the organization and the British Institute, visit www.isbgfh.org.


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