Posted by William Nunnelley on 1999-07-01

Genealogists from six states and Canada are researching family history in England as members of Samford University's annual British Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

Members of the group are studying ancestry at various facilities in London and at Exeter in Devon County on England's southwest coast. The group left July 1 and will return July 23.

Using Daniel House, Samford's London Study Centre, as a base, the group studies in such archives as Kensington and Guildhall libraries, the Museum of London, the Society of Genealogists and Family Record Centre in London and the West County Studies Library and Devon Record Office in Exeter.

Jean Thomason, Director of Samford's Harwell Goodwin Davis Library, leads the research tour.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.