In the month of September 2014, I was traveling through New York state, Ontario, Michigan and Quebec and I did 1964 miles on this 2nd trip. It was EPIC!
I will be heading back to Salt Lake City for the British Institute class on Scottish records. This course may not have much to do with Massachusetts but I am gearing up for a big trip to the British Isles.
Last year in October 2013, I took the Sources for Tracing Pre-mid-Nineteeth Cemetery Ancestors course offered by the British Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is sponsored by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. http://www.isbgfh.org/
The course was excellent and one of my teachers appeared on an episode this last year of “Who Do You Think You Are?” I was very excited when I saw Paul Blake on the show. http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are.
This year in 2014, I will be attending the Institute again in Salt Lake City and taking Scottish Research: The Fundamentals and Beyond, by Paul Milner. It is time for me to get serious about Scottish research. So I am currently in the process of preparing to attend this course and getting ready for the trip to Salt Lake City. I also plan to take advantage of the opportunity to do more of the family research at the Family History Library. It will be a very intense week of classes and researching.
This will be my sixth trip to Salt Lake City and the Family History Library. https://familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library This library and their online website for their records has contributed greatly to my research successes. https://familysearch.org/search
Well it is time to get back to planning for this trip. One of the requirements is to read a book on Scottish History, so I best go and get my two chapters in.
“The History of Scotland,” by Peter & Fiona Somerset Fry, reprinted several times 1997.