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From: linda Merle <>
Subject: British Isles Family History Society in the USA web site
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 22:47:00 -0800


Here's the website for the BIFHS:
I'm a member.

I've found their August seminar INCREDIBLE.

The President is just back from the Salt Lake Institute and reports:

The Research Outline for Scottish Research is almost done. LDS
publishes inexpensive outlines for research in various countries:
England, Wales, Ireland, Germany. These will soon be available
in local FHC's.

There is now a national 1881 Census Index for Scotland. This means
if you do't know where in Scotland your ancestor lived, you can
search the whole country. The LA FHC has ordered it.

A couple notes from the newsletter....

When Michael Gandy spoke at the 1997 seminar on Catholic records in
London, he mentioned that the Catholic Central Library had closed. It
is now open and established at Lancing Street, Euston, London
NW1 IND. The Catholic FHS has deposited registers there.

During the potato famine, an average of 8,000 Irish PER WEEK
emigrated to Glasgow (from the Cleveland FHS). Missing an ancestor?
Check Glasgow....

In the 19th century hundreds of Scots went to Ceylon to work in
the tea and coffee plantations as managers and engineers. Efforts
are underway to film these records.

An article in the Nov 1997 Suffolk Roots recounts the emigration
of many Scottish farmers to East Anglia in the late 19th century.
Many still live there.

The Sep/Oct 1997 Heritage Quest No 71 has an article called "Scan-
dinavia Questions and Answers', but the article is about Ireland.
A tidbit: "At the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, King James had
a force of 25,000 irish and French troops. King Willian of Orange
had a force of 36,000 including Dutch, Danes, Germans, Huguenots,
and British".

You'll enjoy the web site -- They post holdings in the library.
It is the largest collection outside of Salt Lake of British
and Irish resources.

Linda Merle

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