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.