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Craig L. Foster

Craig L. Foster is accredited for research in Scotland.

Craig has presented at over 70 conferences. The following is a list of previous presentations. Not included are the numerous classes he has taught at the Family History Library on subjects related to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Previous presentations:

  • “A Kinship of Saints: The Concept of Family Among Nineteenth-Century Mormons,” Mormon History Association, Killington, Vermont, 2005.
  •  “Where Have All The Pure-bloods Gone?: A Look at Family and Lineage in the World of Harry Potter,” Lumos 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2006.
  • “Collections at the Family History Library of Interest to Religious and Communal Historians,” John Whitmer Historical Association Conference, Kirtland, Ohio, 2007.
  • “More Irish Sources at the Family History Library,” 15th Tri-Annual Butler Rally, Kilkenny, Ireland, 2009.
  • “What You Don’t Know About FamilySearch,” Irish Ancestry Research Centre, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, 2012.
  • “Great Things to Know About FamilySearch,” 16th Tri-Annual Butler Rally, Kilkenny, Ireland, 2012.
  • “Using FamilySearch and Genealogical Sources While Doing Mormon History,” John Whitmer Historical Association Conference, Independence, Missouri, 2012.
  • “Making History Personal: Bringing it to Life with Family History,” Educators and Interpreters Committee, American Association of State and Local History, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2012.
  • “Putting Meat on the Bones: Using Genealogy to Personalize History,” American Association of State and Local History, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2012.
  • “Using British Naming Patterns to Find Your Ancestors,” BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy,” BYU, Provo, Utah, 2013.
  • “Did British Naming Patterns Also Cross the Atlantic?,” Exodus: Movement of the People: The Halstead Conference on Migration to, From, and Within the British Isles, Hinckley, England, 2013.
  • “British Naming Patterns in America,” UGA/ICAPGen Conference, BYU, Provo, Utah, 2013.
  • “Using British Naming Patterns to Find Your Ancestors,” Riverton FamilySearch Library Saturday Seminar, Riverton, Utah, 2013.
  • “Ireland Basic Research,” BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy,” BYU, Provo, Utah, 2014.
  • “Scotland Basic Research,” BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy,” BYU, Provo, Utah, 2014.
  • “Brideprice, Handfasting and Merry Wives: How Understanding Marriage Patterns and Traditions Can Help Family History,” Utah Genealogical Association South Davis Family History Conference, Woods Cross, Utah, 2015.
  • “Using Naming Patterns to Find Your Ancestors,” and “How Understanding Marriage Patterns and Traditions Can Help Family History,” UCC Genealogy Evening, Cork, Ireland, 2015.
  • “Butler Blood Flows Freely: The Famous and Not So Famous Descendants of the Chief Butlers of Ireland,” Hubert Butler Memorial Lecture of the 17th Tri-Annual Butler Rally, Kilkenny, Ireland, 2015.
  • “Brideprice, Handfasting and Merry Wives: How Understanding Marriage Patterns and Traditions Can Help Family History,” Utah Genealogical Association, Layton, Utah, 2015.
  • “Understanding British and American Naming Patterns,” RootsTech 16, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016.
  • “A Royal Flush or Not? Royalty, Nobility, and Gentry Differences,” BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah 2016.
  • “Brideprice, Handfasting, and Merry Wives: Understanding Marriage Traditions,” BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah 2016.

Contact information:

Phone: 801.240.5282

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