28 August 2010


The BIFHSGO conference, 10 - 12 September 2010, is fast approaching.

On Sunday 29 August, between 8 and 10 am, listen to BIFHSGO President Glenn Wright, Conference Co-Chair Willis Burwell, plus two speakers (Dr. William Roulston and Nuala Farrell-Griffin) will be interviewed by program host Austin Comerton on CHIN radio in Ottawa at 97.9 FM.

Here, from The Gaelic Hour monthly newsletter, www.thegaelichour.ca, is information about the two speakers:

Dr. William Roulston is Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, specializing in genealogical research and heritage consultancy. He holds a doctorate in Archaeology from Queen’s University, Belfast. He has written and edited a number of books including, (with Eileen Murphy) Fermanagh: History and Society (Dublin, 2004) and Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors (Belfast, 2005). He has also worked with the BBC on radio and television programs relating to local and family history and has participated in numerous historical and genealogical conferences. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a Member of Council of both the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland and the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society.

A native of Ireland, Nuala Farrell-Griffin found her passion researching her own ancestors when she immigrated to Canada. Frequent return visits have allowed Nuala to continually expand her knowledge of Ireland and its fascinating genealogical repositories.
Combining her artistic talents with her expertise using computers, she creates a variety of geographic maps and diagrams to augment her lectures and handouts. These colourful, highly-specialized teaching aids give the visual impact many people require to grasp the meaning of the multitude of administrative and ecclesiastical districts related to Irish research. Nuala’s unique presentations are often the catalyst that allows attendees to achieve success in tracing their Irish origins.

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