BFO Research Projects and Policies
Current Research Projects:
If you're interested in supporting current BFO genealogical research, please consider contributing financially to the BFO which is currently supporting research in the following two areas:
1.) Continue research on the ancestors and descendants
of the Broughs of the British Isles, with particular emphasis on the lineages
already outlined in the Brough Histories
and Brough Genealogies portions of this
These three research projects sometimes requires hiring professional genealogists to review records in the British Isles, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere that are not available to family members in the United States, as well as the need to purchase documents not available through the L.D.S. Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The BFO Board of Trustees and Executive Officers encourages every BFO related parent or grandparent organization to try and raise $100 or more than can be donated annually toward such research projects. Of course all financial donations--large or small--are always welcomed and greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible in the United States. As always, please send your donations by check to: BFO Secretary, Janene Brough Wood, 115 East 800 North, Bountiful, Utah, 84010, USA.
International Brough DNA Genealogy Project:
In 2008, the BFO began the International Brough DNA Genealogy Project. The BFO did so because it was felt that this DNA project could further cement Brough family genealogies and provide another research tool for people who wondered if they belonged to or were connected to the Broughs of northern Staffordshire, England. It was also felt that DNA testing could possibly help the BFO narrow down research requests from different parts of the world by allowing the comparison of DNA's from BFO members to those of other people requesting BFO assistance with their research. Today, people can obtain DNA tests and analysis from several different companies--such as Ancestry DNA.
Genealogical Policies of the BFO Research Committee
BFO Policy on Providing Genealogical Data on Brough
Ancestors and Descendants
The BFO Research Committee will provide
selected GEDCOM files to BFO members who request genealogical information
on the deceased ancestors of any Brough individual listed in its online
"Genealogies" section. However, the BFO charges a set fee of
$20.00 to produce any such GEDCOM file to cover the cost of partitioning,
reviewing, producing and shipping such a file (which is usually sent via
email or on a Data CD).
BFO Policy on Publicizing or Publishing the Names of
The BFO Research Committee
does not print or publish specific genealogical information (such as the
dates and places of births and marriages) on living individuals. However,
BFO Members who are adults (21 years of age or older) may authorize the
BFO Research Committee to publish their full names in BFO publications.
Such authorization must be individually submitted in print to the BFO
either by letter or email.
(The BFO has posted online its Authorization
Form for Publication of Name.)
BFO Policy on Submitting Genealogical Information to
FamilySearch Tree (FST)
The BFO Research Committee has found the
FamilySearch Tree (FST) genealogical
database of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) to be a useful
tool to "search and see" what others have already submitted
to the LDS Church through earlier programs--such as genealogical information
originally submitted to the LDS Patron Submission File, LDS Extraction
Program, LDS International Genealogy Index (IGI), LDS Ancestral File (AF),
LDS Pedigree Resource File (PRF), and LDS New FamilySearch (NFS). Members
of the LDS Church can see, add and correct information they have submitted
You can help with Brough Family History by doing the following:
1) Submit genealogical information on your family and descendants to
FamilySearch Tree Problems and Solutions
BFO International Headquarters
115 East 800 North, Bountiful, Utah, 84010, USA.