Monday, 5 June 2006

Ottawa Events Next Weekend

June 10-11 will be busy days for genealogists in Ottawa.

On Saturday June 10 the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa has Lucille Campey as guest speaker at the last meeting of the season. Lucille will speak on The Pioneer Scots of Lower Canada: 1763-1855 which is the title of her new book which will be on sale, the fifth in a series on the Scots in Canada. Lucille will be introduced by Mike More, BIFHSGO member and Chair of the Ottawa Branch of OGS. The presentation starts at 10am in the auditorium of Library and Archives Canada.

That same afternoon the Family History Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will host a Family History Fair at 1017 Prince of Wales Drive. Presentations will be by: Sylvie Tremblay, Michel Béland, Olivier Bilodeau, Glenn Wright, Lesley Anderson, John Sayers, Brenda Bowman, Wayne Walker, Shirley-Ann Pyefinch and Ana Ghia-Pereira. To Register (free) Call: 613-224-2231 during business hours.

On Sunday, June 11 at 2PM Beechwood Cemetery holds their annual Historical Tour. This year's theme is "The Ottawa Sharpshooters and Ottawa’s Military Heritage". Many of those helping to animate the tour are Society BIFHSGO members. Even life-long Ottawa residents are sure to learn something to interest and surprise.

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