Monday, 1 June 2009

OGS Conference 2009 Sunday

I managed to attend two sessions on Sunday. Diseases & Yesterday's Remedies by Elizabeth and Colin Briggs covered the material advertised in the syllabus -- advances in medicinal therapy from earliest times to the nineteenth century, diseases & treatments, medical advances in the nineteenth century, medicinal treatments, old terminology, and an introduction to the material in their book on York Factory and fur trade medicine of the nineteenth century.

I was sorry to miss Sherilyn Bell's talk Tracing Traits - Physical Clues in Ontario Records and Beyond, but did have a quick chat with her about the extent of crossover in a child's DNA between the parents contributions.

The final talk I attended was by Marian Press The Past, Present and Future of Libraries for Family History. It warrants a posting of its own.

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