Posted by William Nunnelley on 2002-07-11

Genealogy students from 10 states and Canada are researching family ancestry in England as part of Samford University's British Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

Genealogist Sherry Irvine, a specialist in English and Scottish family history, is study leader. The group of 15 students and Samford library director Jean Thomason left June 30 for the three-week session in London and York.

The students are using the Kensington Library, Family Record Centre, Guildhall Library, Kew Public record Office, British Newspaper Library and other resources in London and the City Archives, Minster Library, Central Library and Borthwick Institute in York.

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.