Tuesday, 11 September 2007

BIFHSGO Conference - 14-16 September

Coming up is a big genealogy weekend in Ottawa, the annual BIFHSGO conference at Library and Archives Canada. There's a pdf of the full program here.

Many folks have pre-registered -- it looks like to the biggest BIFHSGO conference ever. The theme of Ireland and prominent speakers coming from Ireland are major attractions. There's a strong non-Irish component to the program too for those whose interests are elsewhere in the British Isles. Other attractions start with a pre-conference seminar for beginners, and another on Family Tree Maker, beginning at 9:30am on Friday. You'll want to stay to the closing sessions for an opportunity to win some great door-prizes. You could win one year database subscriptions from either ancestry.ca/world deluxe, or a one year Explorer package for FindMyPast.com, or a subscription to the Plus edition of Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, and other prizes.

The folks at the marketplace would be pleased to have you come and browse and buy, even if you don't register. I expect to be around most of the time in sessions, the marketplace or the computer room which will have free access to ancestry.ca. Please stop by and say hello.

There's still time to register on site starting at 9am on Friday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Grad students at the Canadian Historical Association have started a petition against the service cuts:

http://www.petitiononline.com/history8/petition.html