11 March 2012

BIFHSGO March meeting attracts over 200

It was another stellar turnout on Saturday at Library and Archives Canada for the regular British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa monthly meeting presentation Doing Family Tree Research in your Pajamas by Ken McKinlay. Appropriately attired in PJs, green in honour of St Patrick, Ken covered key aspects of using the Internet to locate and record information concerning your ancestors. What is needed to record and preserve what is found, web sites that are treasure troves of information and tips to possibly break through that brick wall will be some of the topics covered.

Ken's presentation is now available in the Handouts section of the password protected members' only area of the Society website.

Another BIFHSGO member benefit in the shape of the Spring issue of the Society quarterly chronicle, Anglo-Celtic Roots, was available for pickup at the meeting. The mention of shape is appropriate as it now has a new 8-1/2" by 5-1/2" format. The contents include Perhaps Love -- A Postcard Story from the Great War by Glenn Wright, Little Girl Lost -- and Found by Anne Renwick, The Yacht Armide by Chris MacPhail, Eleanor, Ellen and Frances by Carolyn Emblem, as well as the regular columns.

Ken McKinlay is also program co-chair for next September's BIFHSGO conference. It was announced that one of the main speakers will be Chris Paton of the British GENES blog.

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