29 February 2008

BIFHSGO March Meeting

There's a great double bill for BIFHSGO's March meeting on Saturday, 1 March 2008 at Library & Archives Canada.

At 9 am there will be a Pre-BIFHSGO talk by Murray Watson entitled Unlocking Memories: recording and listening to family histories. Murray is the author of “Being English In Scotland,” and is currently conducting oral history research with postwar English-born immigrants to Canada.

At 10 am the main talk is by David Thomas, a BIFHSGO member presents "The Great Trek" recounting the 1813 to 1815 odyssey of a group of cleared Highlanders to Lord Selkirk’s Red River Colony in Manitoba and thence to Ontario, called "the most appalling journey ever undertaken by ... European emigrants to North America."

Members may also pick up their copy of the March issue of Anglo-Celtic Roots.

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