British Isles Study Group


The goal of the British Isles Study Group is to learn about their British ancestors using many available resources. Study Group Facilitator (open), one of our instructors and lecturers for our society and others.

BSG Leader Info

BSG Leader: Susan Petersen. Email Susan at to join this group to learn more about your British ancestry!

Susan Petersen

Susan became interested in genealogy about 10 yrs ago after reuniting with some maternal first cousins in Ontario who had photos, names, and dates about my grandfather who came from Scotland via Canada. Her maiden name is Fitzpatrick; this branch immigrated to Canada during the potato famine. As you can imagine, there is quite a bit of mingling between the Scots, the Irish, and the English.

She has spent a lot of time on Find My Past and Scotland’s people. She loves the fact that keeps adding new records, so there are always new surprises that keeps her interested. Susan is very excited about this group reforming so all British members can share information, discuss roadblocks, and ultimately help each other advance our research!


New members can apply for membership at: LCGS Membership. Dues are only $25/yr for a single person. It is encouraged that you become a member of the society and to also participate in the BISG; but you are welcome to attend a few meetings prior to making a decision to join. Normal attendance is about thirty members.

Membership includes a subscription to the LCGS monthly newsletter and to participate in their monthly meetings. Details about LCGS monthly meetings and other events can be found on the LCGS Website.

Larimer County Genealogical Society P. O. Box 270737 Fort Collins, Colorado 80527-0737


British Study Group

The British Isles Study Group will meet monthly in person starting in January 2022.

Meetings normally include a presentation and about 30 minutes of discussion regarding recent member successes, upcoming events of interest and assistance requests. Presentations usually focus on tips for conducting British research, including British and American web sites, and other research sources.


Subscription Database Websites:

Ancestry Website

Find My Past US Website

Find My Past British Website

My Heritage website

Free Websites:

National Archives England

WISE Website

WISE Facebook Page

International Society for British Genealogy & family History Website

Genuki Website

British Isles Blogs:

Paul Milner English Blog

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