02 April 2012

News of the BIFHSGO conference

BIFHSGO isn't quite ready to release the program for the Society September conference, it's close. The pre-conference program is set and the out-of-town speakers will also be presenting during the regular session on Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16 at Library and Archives Canada.

On Friday, 14 September 2012
In the morning the pre-conference sessions, you can only attend one as they overlap, are:
Scottish Civil Records, Censuses and Marriages
by Chris Paton
Digital Descendants: Where to Find Them and How to Connect
by Susan Davis

In the afternoon
Scottish Archival and Lesser Known Resources Online
by Patricia Whatley
Tablets, Netbooks, e-Readers and Apps for Genealogy
by Tony Bandy

The presenters

Chris Paton writes regular columns and articles for several British genealogy magazines, teaches Scottish genealogy courses through Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd (www.pharostutors.com), and writes the daily British GENES genealogy news and events blog (www.BritishGENES.blogspot.com)
Susan Davis is well to BIFHSGO members as the current Director of Communications for the Society. She uses social media to document the giant family tree poster that hung in her grandfather's home and to share the stories she finds with her family and long-lost relatives.
Patricia Whatley is University Archivist & Head of Archive, Records Management and Museum Services, Director of the Centre for Information Studies, (which offers master’s degrees in family and local history by distance learning) and Honorary Lecturer, Archives and Records Management at the University of Dundee.
Tony Bandy is a professional librarian with 14 years plus of experience. Tony currently consults with libraries and other types of organizations through his company, Library Knowledge, helping them with training and leading-edge information technology. He is a frequent writer for Moorshead Magazines.

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