Wednesday, 9 October 2013
9:00 - 9:30 am Before BIFHSGO
Exploring the Find My Past Website by Judy Thamas
9:30 - 10:00 am Discovery Tables
Get Help with Ancestry.ca by Lesley Anderson
10:00 - 11:30 am Meeting Speaker
And a Brother Who Went to Australia? by Chris MacPhail
Chris MacPhail’s maternal grandfather was a Home Child who immigrated to Canada from Scotland with an elder brother in the 1880s. A family anecdote suggested that there may have been another brother who went to Australia. Chris will describe his efforts to verify the story, and the new challenges raised by some of the things learned.
About the Speaker
Chris MacPhail is a retired consulting engineer whose career involved written contracts for building design and construction—somewhat dry fare when compared to real life family histories. His interest in genealogy and the written word led him to BIFHSGO and his term as editor of Anglo-Celtic Roots; his current objective is to record his own families’ stories.
There's an interview with Chris at www.bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=106
Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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