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  • English Wills and Other Documents: Gaining Clues to Names and Family Relationships

    Presented by Ed Storey   An online collection of wills from the city of Durham and Northumberland County is the subject of this presentation, but the focus will be on how to extract the data on family relationships from these types of documents and how to use this data to advance one’s re...

    September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • The Annual British Institute

    The annual British Institute offered by the ISBGFH starts in less than a month, on October 11th. This popular series of courses is a week of total immersion into a variety of British research topics. Normally held in Salt Lake City, this year the “BI” will be virtual with ...

    October 11 - October 22
  • From Pilgrims to Patriots: Researching Early New England Ancestors

    David Allen Lambert and Katrina Fahy Are you ready for an in-person seminar with national speakers right here in downtown Denver? The wait is over . . . David Allen Lambert and Katrina Fahy from NEHGS are coming to the History Colorado Center for a day of presentations focusing on early New England ...

    November 6 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
W.I.S.E. Family History Society (WISE-FHS)
If you or any of your ancestors came from the British Isles, you’ll find many others with the same background among our membership. We love the genealogy as well as the culture of those five small but significant countries that have made a mighty contribution to America.
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President's Message
Welcome to the W.I.S.E. Family History Society website. We are dedicated to building community among those who have ancestry in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and England, and our interests include heraldry, linguistics, emigration and migration, and one-name studies.
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Our Heritage and Identity
A person’s family, both past and present, provides the foundation on which that person’s identity is built. Without that foundation, it’s conceivable that a person’s entire identity will never be truly revealed.
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WISE BLOG

Can’t Get to Sleep? Skip the Melatonin.

I’ve been using genealogy research as a sleep aid for years. Our genes have a big impact on our sleep patterns at any age, but as we get older, we may find it much more difficult to fall asleep. Experts tell us to turn off our electronic devices at least an hour before bedtime, but with a blue-light filter on a small laptop or iPad, you might find it easier to drift off to dreamland […]