30 July 2008

Chris Watts is coming to Ottawa, Toronto and Philadelphia

Chris Watts FSG, author, frequent speaker and sometime consultant at The (UK) National Archives, with particular interest in military and naval history, is coming back to the US and Canada. He spoke on the west coast earlier in the year.

In November 2006 Chris gave an abbreviated presentation to the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa and the Society is delighted to have him back to give three full presentations at its annual conference at Library and Archives Canada from 19-21 September.

He will speak on English Occupational Records; Records of soldiers in the British Army, 1760-1913; and British Merchant Navy Seaman Records.

There's more information about these and the many other presentations at www.bifhsgo.ca Don't miss the early registration deadline of 15 August.

Chris will be travelling to Toronto to speak to the local branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society on Monday 22 September on "Every Journey has Two Ends."

Before coming to Ottawa Chris will be giving three presentations at the (US) Federation of Genealogical Societies meeting in Philadelphia, 3-6 September 2008. His topics are: English Apprenticeship Records; Sources for Family History at the National Archives UK; and Tracing Births and Deaths at Sea on British and Colonial-Registered Merchant Ships.

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