Thursday, 8 October 2015

BIFHSGO 10 October Meeting

9:00 a.m. Before BIFHSGO Education Talk
Exploring Findmypast
Ken McKinlay will look at an invaluable resource for those researching their roots in the British Isles with search tips and tricks.

9:30 a.m. Discovery Tables
• John D Reid will host a table with resources he used to prepare his presentation about the discovery of Richard III.
• Joyce Phillips-Johansen, wife of  Anthony Johansen who wrote Fair Wind and a Following Sea about his life in England during WWII, will host a table with the book.
• Doug Emmons will offer a selection of his genealogy books for free to members.

10:00 a.m. You Be the Judge: Did DNA Prove the Skeleton under the Leicester Car Park was Richard III?
In 1485 the body of King Richard III, killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, was buried in nearby Leicester. Over the years the exact grave location and fate of the remains were lost to history. An archaeological excavation in 2012 revealed a skeleton. John D Reid will review the forensic evidence and ask you to be the judge whether the skeleton is the king as the evidence is revealed. We look at how the University of Leicester scientists came to their conclusion using likelihood ratios for non-genetic and genetic data and draw out lessons for genealogists.

This, like all BIFHSGO monthly meetings, is open to members and visitors. Free admission and parking. The venue is The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place,101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. More information about these presentations is available at the BIFHSGO website meetings section.

I hope to see you there.

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