Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Thanks to those who attended the ISBGFH Virtual British Institute

A huge thanks to the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (www.isbgfh.com) for a fun day yesterday, at which I gave four ninety minute long (or just under!) Irish talks online as part of the three day British Virtual Institute (www.isbgfh.com/Virtual-British-Institute). The fun continues today and tomorrow with presentations on English and Welsh research from Paul Milner and Darris Williams.

The event replaced a week long institute that was due to take place in Salt Lake City, but I have already commited - Covid permitting - to try to get over next year to teach the full programme, which is provisionally scheduled to comprise of ten x one hour sessions. We had a fun eight hour session in total (with a few breaks!), and just as it ended I was then able to put my feet up and watch the first episode of the new series of Who Do You Think You Are?, so a good day for genealogy in the Paton household!

The ISBGFH offers a range of benefits, including its quarterly British Connections publication (to which I regularly contribute topics on Irish subjects). For more info, and to join, visit www.isbgfh.com/Join-ISBGFH.


My next 5 week Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers course starts November 2nd - see https://www.pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=302. My book Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet, at http://bit.ly/ChrisPaton-Scottish2 is now out, also available are Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd ed) at http://bit.ly/ChrisPaton-Irish1 and Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Through Church and State Records at http://bit.ly/ChrisPaton-Scotland1. Further news published daily on The Scottish GENES Facebook page, and on Twitter @genesblog.

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