Thursday, 14 June 2018

Congratulations to Jane Down

At last Saturday's AGM of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa President Barbara Tose announced that Jane Down's appointment to the Society Hall of Fame.
"Jane Down, a BIFHSGO member since 1997, has worked tirelessly for the betterment of the Society and for genealogy in general. She has volunteered in many capacities, serving eight years as BIFHSGO Program Director and several years on the Program committee for our annual conference. Her most recent contribution has been to take on the duties of Administration chair for the 2018 conference. Jane has also been an active member of the Ontario Genealogical Society and served as the Program chair for the OGS 2017 conference in Ottawa.
Jane has lectured on research organization and authored a Researchers Aid on the topic. Through the years Jane has enthusiastically researched her family’s history and has presented her findings at monthly meetings, in Anglo-Celtic Roots and in other journals. From her first award at Gene-O-Rama in 1994 for her book on her Bradford line to winning the Alan Neame Award from the Kent FHS in 2017, Jane has always striven for quality in her research and writing. Her many contributions make her a well-qualified and deserving candidate for BIFHSGO’s Hall of Fame."

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