Craig L. Foster

Craig L. FosterCraig is a research consultant in the British Reference Unit of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a BA in History, MA in History, and MLIS, all from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

He is also accredited in Scotland genealogy.  I have published two books, co-written and co-edited two other books.

He has also published over twenty-five articles on aspects of history and family history.

Recent Lectures:

He has given approximately 75 lectures and presentations in five different countries (not to mention having taught numerous classes at the Family History Library). Following are some recent lectures and presentations:

“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.


Did British Naming Patterns Also Cross the Atlantic?

This presentation will discuss British naming patterns, how they have changed over time and place, and whether these patterns were carried across the Atlantic to America. Special attention will be paid to the English, Irish, and Scottish naming patterns on the British side of the Atlantic. On the American side, special focus will be on the early New England and Virginia settlers, as well as the Scotch-Irish.



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