Guy Fawkes Day saw 123 registrants at the Toronto Branch OGS English Family History Workshop, co-sponsored by the Canadiana Department of the North York Central Library.
I was pleased to be on the program with Lesley Anderson from Ottawa, and Paul Jones, Jane MacNamara and Linda Reid from Toronto. The event sold out and people seemed pleased with the variety and quality of presentations offered. Thanks to Diana Thomson and her colleagues at Toronto Branch for the opportunity to be part of the event.
One of the side pleasures of this type of event is serendipitous meetings. Standing in the line for lunch I got talking to Brooke Ali, much younger than the average attendee, who would like to be a professional genealogist. That`s one amongst many of her aspirations so I hope family history is a sustained interest.
I asked if Brooke had done any writing and she modestly mentioned being co-author of a recent multi-award-winning book, From Pemmican To Poutine. Worth a look.