12 April 2012

BIFHSGO April meeting

April 14, 2012
9:00-9:30 am  Before BIFSGO Educational Talk
Digital Images for your Family Tree
by Brian Glenn
Taking, filing, imroving and repairing digital images for your family tree (program) using Photoshop Elements 9 and Legacy Family Tree 7.5. Resizing image and changing resolution; cropping; basic photo enhancement; adding images to your family tree program.
9:30-10:00 am Browse the Discovery Tables and New Computer (ask questions)
10:00-11:30 Monthly Meeting Speaker
A Brickwall Chisel - The Cluster Research Project
by Ruth Blair PLCGS
You have an ancestor and you know he should be found in that particular parish but he is nowhere to be found in the registers – now what?  You have two people with the same name, age and living to adulthood, how do you distinguish the two? Are they related? This is where a cluster research project can be useful. This lecture will describe how to organize and start a cluster research project to help you breakdown a brickwall in your family history. A case study that is based in England will be used to describe the process.
About the Speaker
Ruth Blair is a Professional Genealogist and lecturer based in Oakville Ontario. She has been conducting family history research for over 25 years and has researched her family history from Canada to Ireland, England, Scotland, United States, Australia and New Zealand. She holds a Professional Learning Certificate for Genealogical Studies for Canada, England and Ireland from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. In addition to being an Instructor at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies she has lectured extensively for the Ontario Genealogical Society and its branches as well as historical societies and public libraries. She is the author of the Passionate Genealogist blog and has written two books “Planning a Genealogical Research Trip to Ireland: The Research Trail in Dublin” and “Remembering Trafalgar Township”.
Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Come early and browse our Discovery Tables on England, Ireland & Scotland. Meet with family history experts. Free parking is available in the lots east of the building only on Saturdays. Do not use the lot west of the building.

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