Thursday, 10 May 2012

BIFHSGO May meeting

Next BIFHSGO Meeting - Saturday, May 12, 2012 - Library and Archives Canada Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

9:00 - 9:30 a.m Before BIFHSGO: Digital Images for your Family Tree, Part 2
Presented by Brian Glenn

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Discovery Tables

BIFHSGO May Meeting
10:00 - 11:30 a.m

ROOTS: A Genealogical Snapshot of a Sandy Hill Congregation
Presented by Dr. Glenn J. Lockwood and Janet Uren

When the church of St. Alban was built in 1867 in the emerging neighbourhood of Sandy Hill, it attracted a congregation that included many of the movers and shakers of a very young Ottawa. In that year, members of parliament and civil servants were only beginning to arrive in the brand new Canadian capital, and many built their houses in Sandy Hill. The young congregation included Sir John A. Macdonald and his wife, whose first home was in Sandy Hill. But where did they and their neighbours come from? Using St. Alban’s as a focal point, the speakers will look back at the origins of a new neighbourhood to show how a typical Canadian community was constructed out of largely British building blocks in Confederation-era Canada.

About the Speakers

Dr Glenn J. Lockwood is a professional historian who serves as Archivist of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

Janet Uren is a professional writer who specializes in historical subjects.

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