Thursday, 20 September 2012

BIFHSGO September meeting

Saturday, September 22, 2012

9:00-9:30 Before BIFHSGO Educational Talk
Google Earth for Genealogy by Ann Burns

9:30-10:00  Browse the Discovery Tables and Computer
10:00-11:30 Monthly Meeting Speaker

Why Study Genealogists? Initial Results from the Canadian Genealogy Survey by Dr. Leighann C. Neilson

Listen to the pre-meeting interview by Brooke Broadbent.

During the summer and early fall of 2011, over 2,700 family historians completed the Canadian Genealogy Survey online, including many BIFHSGO members. This survey was the first to attempt to capture data about family historians across the nation, and promises to expand our knowledge of the ways that genealogical work is being advanced by new information technologies and increase our understanding of the reasons for undertaking family history research as well as the impact that such research has on issues of personal and community identity. Dr. Neilson will share some of the initial results from the analysis of the survey data and invite feedback from the audience.

The meeting place is, as usual, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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