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==Presenter Bios==
 
==Presenter Bios==
'''Phil Dunn, AG®''' is an Accredited Genealogist in England and Scotland research with nearly 35 years professional experience in genealogical research methodology and is an experienced missing persons locator/heir-tracer, formerly for two major UK corporations and, more recently with a local law firm. The son of English parentage, he has lived, studied and lectured in the UK, Ireland, U.S. and Canada, and is a specialist in especially London and ‘Home’ (surrounding) counties, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cheshire, England’s big cities, 'Brickwall’ 17th Century emigration, the West Midland counties, military, Nonconformist, (esp. Roman Catholic, Huguenots, Germanic churches, etc) British subjects abroad, maximizing users’ experience in the FamilySearch search engine.
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'''Phil Dunn, AG®''' is an Accredited Genealogist in England and Scotland research with nearly 35 years professional experience in genealogical research methodology and is an experienced missing persons locator/heir-tracer, formerly for two major UK corporations and, more recently with a local law firm. The son of English parentage, he has lived, studied and lectured in the UK, Ireland, U.S. and Canada, and is a specialist in especially London and ‘Home’ (surrounding) counties, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cheshire, England’s big cities, 'Brick wall’ 17th Century emigration, the West Midland counties, military, Nonconformist, (esp. Roman Catholic, Huguenots, Germanic churches, etc) British subjects abroad, maximizing users’ experience in the FamilySearch search engine.
  
 
'''Craig Foster, AG®''' has had an interest in history and genealogy since his youth. He earned two Master’s degrees at Brigham Young University and has worked at the Family History Library since 1991. He has worked as a British cataloger; in the VIP Services (formerly Library Public Affairs) Unit; and, since 2011, as a Research Specialist in British Reference. While Craig loves pretty much all British family history research, he has a particular interest in Scotland and Ireland. He is also very interested in and has researched and written about marriage practices and age at first marriage, generational family relationships, and naming patterns. Craig and his wife, Suzanne, are the parents of three children.
 
'''Craig Foster, AG®''' has had an interest in history and genealogy since his youth. He earned two Master’s degrees at Brigham Young University and has worked at the Family History Library since 1991. He has worked as a British cataloger; in the VIP Services (formerly Library Public Affairs) Unit; and, since 2011, as a Research Specialist in British Reference. While Craig loves pretty much all British family history research, he has a particular interest in Scotland and Ireland. He is also very interested in and has researched and written about marriage practices and age at first marriage, generational family relationships, and naming patterns. Craig and his wife, Suzanne, are the parents of three children.

Revision as of 14:08, 18 September 2019

2019 British Isles Research Seminar
IN-PERSON CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE MAIN FLOOR CLASSROOMS B & C.

Some of the classes will also be broadcast live. Click on the hyperlinked title to join remotely.

TIME Monday, 23 September: IRELAND Tuesday, 24 September: SCOTLAND Wednesday, 25 September: BRITISH ISLES Thursday, 26 September: ENGLAND Friday, 27 September: WALES
9:00-10:00 AM MDT Irish Research on the Internet

Dwight Radford

Scottish Clans and Naming Patterns

Craig Foster

The Impact of British History on Family History Research

Craig Foster

The Parish Chest: Beyond Christening, Marriage, and Burial Registers

Dan Poffenberger

Given Names, Patronymics and Surnames in Wales

Darris Williams

10:30-11:30 AM MDT Griffith's Valuation and Other Valuation Office Records

Dan Poffenberger

Using the Wiki and ScotlandsPeople for Scottish Research

Kori Robbins

Research before 1837 in England & Wales

Phil Dunn

Understanding Handwriting, Abbreviations, Dates and More

Dan Poffenberger

Success Strategies for Tracing Welsh Families

Darris Williams

1:00-2:00 PM MDT Irish Estate Records

Craig Foster

Scottish Nonconformists

Phil Dunn

Five Strategies for Tracing Your British Immigrant Ancestors

Dan Poffenberger

Jewish Research in England

Todd Knowles

Church Records in Wales

Elder Rawlins

2:30-3:30 PM MDT TBA

David Rencher

Tracing Ancestry in Scotland's Heritable Land Records

Raymon Naisbitt

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Britain

Phil Dunn

"I Give and Bequeath"English Probate Records

Kori Robbins

Welsh Language and Family History Research

Elder Rawlins

Class Handouts[edit | edit source]

MONDAY CLASSES

Griffith's Valuation and Other Valuation Office Records

Irish Estate Records

TUESDAY CLASSES

Scottish Clans and Naming Patterns

Using the Wiki and ScotlandsPeople for Scottish Research

Scottish Nonconformists

Tracing Ancestry in Scotland's Heritable Land Records

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

The Impact of British History on Family History Research

Research before 1837 in England and Wales

Five Strategies for Tracing Your British Immigrant Ancestors

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Britain

THURSDAY CLASSES

The Parish Chest: Beyond Christening, Marriage, and Burial Registers

Understanding Handwriting, Abbreviations, Dates and More

Jewish Research in England

"I Give and Bequeath" English Probate Records

FRIDAY CLASSES

Given Names, Patronymics and Surnames in Wales

Success Strategies for Tracing Welsh Families

Church Records in Wales

Welsh Language and Family History Research

Presenter Bios[edit | edit source]

Phil Dunn, AG® is an Accredited Genealogist in England and Scotland research with nearly 35 years professional experience in genealogical research methodology and is an experienced missing persons locator/heir-tracer, formerly for two major UK corporations and, more recently with a local law firm. The son of English parentage, he has lived, studied and lectured in the UK, Ireland, U.S. and Canada, and is a specialist in especially London and ‘Home’ (surrounding) counties, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cheshire, England’s big cities, 'Brick wall’ 17th Century emigration, the West Midland counties, military, Nonconformist, (esp. Roman Catholic, Huguenots, Germanic churches, etc) British subjects abroad, maximizing users’ experience in the FamilySearch search engine.

Craig Foster, AG® has had an interest in history and genealogy since his youth. He earned two Master’s degrees at Brigham Young University and has worked at the Family History Library since 1991. He has worked as a British cataloger; in the VIP Services (formerly Library Public Affairs) Unit; and, since 2011, as a Research Specialist in British Reference. While Craig loves pretty much all British family history research, he has a particular interest in Scotland and Ireland. He is also very interested in and has researched and written about marriage practices and age at first marriage, generational family relationships, and naming patterns. Craig and his wife, Suzanne, are the parents of three children.

Todd Knowles, AG® is an accredited Genealogist who specializes in English and Jewish research. For the past 15 years he has been a member of the reference staff at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Todd has lectured all over the world and his articles have been widely published. In own genealogical search began at the age of twelve and the desire to find more about his family grows every day. His quest to find more about his GGGrandfather, a Polish Jew, has led to the creation of the Knowles Collection, six databases that contain the records of the Jewish people. It currently (as of Jan 2017) contains the records of over 1,400,000 people. Todd also authors a blog about the collection, knowlescollection.blogspot.com. Todd is married with seven children and 2 grandchildren.

Dan Poffenberger, AG® is the British Isles Research Team Manager and a British Research Specialist for the Family History Library. He is accredited by ICAPGen in English research. He received a BA degree from BYU and has done professional research for 30 years. Dan has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally. He and his wife Keirstin have been married for over 30 years and they have 5 children and 4 grandchildren.

Dwight Radford has been a professional genealogist for over 30 years. He lives in the Salt Lake City area where he utilizes the collections at the Family History Library. Dwight has specialized in all types of research involving ancestors in Ireland as well as “getting them over the water.” However, he is versed in the British Isles and English-speaking Canada. His interests also include mixed-race American ethnic groups and their Scots-Irish connections. This includes Native American and African American. He has lectured widely and written numerous articles. Dwight currently writes regularly for The Septs magazine published by the Irish Genealogical Society International. He can be reached at [[1]] and his website is www.thejourneyhomegenealogy.com.

Bert Rawlins has a BA degree in Economics and English from BYU. Graduate studies in the Welsh Language and Welsh History at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. President of Welsh Heritage Research, Inc., a company specializing in Welsh research only. Author of numerous articles for genealogical journals and newsletters.  Won first place in Utah Genealogical Association writing contest. Presented the UGA’s annual award for an outstanding contribution to the field of genealogy, 1990. Author of the book: The Parish Churches and Nonconformist Chapels of Wales, Their records and where to find them Vol. One. A former Reference Consultant on the British floor of the Family History Library. He worked as a Software User Specialist in the Products Management Division of the Family History Department. He was the lead user specialist on the Vital Records Index - British Isles and the British 1881 Census, North American Vital Records Index and the 1880 US Census on CD-Rom.  In the development of FamilySearch, he worked on several committees involved with its design. He retired in 2004, and since then has continued doing professional research for clients. He and his wife have served missions in Tonga, Guadalajara, Mexico, Nauvoo, Illinois. He has returned to the Family History Library to serve a mission again in the British area on floor B2.  

David Rencher, AG®, CG, FUGA, FIGRS is FamilySearch International's Chief Genealogical Officer and Director of the Family History Library. In his downtown office overlooking the meticulous flowers of the corporate headquarters in Salt Lake, Utah, Rencher has lost none of the passion for family history that started his career nearly four decades ago as a young Irish research reference consultant at the Family History Library just a block away.

Kori Robbins, AG® has a BA in Family History/Genealogy from Brigham Young University and is accredited in research in England. She worked as a British Reference Consultant at the Family History Library and then Staff Information Services Specialist until her first child was born. She's excited to be back at the Family History Library as a British Research Specialist. She and her husband, H.J. are the parents of six children.

Darris Williams, AG® has a Bachelor degree in Family & Community History. He worked as a British reference consultant at the Family History Library for 15 years and was a co-founder of the FamilySearch wiki. Darris is presently a research community manager, freelance genealogist and family history instructor.