Friday, 4 April 2008

BIFHSGO April meeting this Saturday

The featured presentation this Saturday, 5 April 2008, at Library & Archives Canada is "The Diary of John Marsh, Seaman, HMS Pylades, 1862-1866" presented by John Hay and starting at 10 am.

John will tell the story of his great grandfather, John W. Marsh, based on his diary. Born in London England in 1844 John Marsh went to sea with the Royal Navy at age 17, serving on the corvette HMS Pylades in the Caribbean from 1862 to 1866 and with the gunboat St. Andrew which plied the St. Lawrence between Kingston and Prescott during the Fenian raids. More here.

Arrive by 9 am for a pre-BIFHSGO talk by Brian Glenn, BIFHSGO director of Education , who will demonstrate basic techniques to create "powerpoint" type presentations for meetings and conferences.

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