TVGS Spring Seminar

April 21, 2018


British and New England Resources and Strategies,

presented by Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS, AG


          Born in Rhode Island, Claire has lived in a variety of locations throughout the world with Missouri currently being her home. She is the owner of Timeless Genealogies, a provider of ancestral and forensic research services. She is accredited in English Research and U.S. Mountain States.

          Currently an Online Family History Instructor for BYU-Idaho part time and part-time provider of tech support for Ancestral Quest, she also writes for multiple publications and blogs, is published in the Library Journal and assisted with the development of multiple pages in the FamilySearch Research Wiki concerning Youth, US and UK Wiki pages.

          She lectures on a variety of topics connected to libraries, genealogy, family history, youth and technical computer skills. She is a Trustee for the International Society for British Genealogical Family History and belongs to many library and genealogical organizations including the Missouri State Genealogical Association. Claire will present four lectures at our seminar:

  • Scotland Research Strategies – how to unravel a family legend, step by step, to prove its validity, along with a review of Scottish records, strategy tools and processes; presentation covers non-conformist and Church of Scotland records, censuses, land records, deeds, wills, testamentary, poor law, and military records.


  • England, the Quest for English Ancestors – English civil and church records as well as census records make doing research back to 1837 more feasible. Pre-1837 requires a greater knowledge of little known resources taking one back to 1600s.


  • Wales Online Resources – online (and some not online) resources available for those who have ancestors in Wales. Done live using the Internet.


  • New England Ancestors – More than a quarter of ALL Americans have some New England ancestry. Our speaker will review each New England state’s best genealogical assets to help researches locate their ancestors’ origins, both online and all other media formats.



To learn more about Ms. Brisson-Banks, visit www.timelessgen.comRegistration is now open. Cost of the seminar will be $45, which includes refreshments, boxed lunch and seminar handout.



This seminar will be held at the SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown, 745 Constellation Place Drive SW, Huntsville, Alabama 35801, less than 1/2 mile from the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. 


Registration is open now. Download the registration form here.


Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 1568
Huntsville, AL 35807


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