05 September 2013

BIFHSGO September monthly meeting

The new season of BIFHSGO monthly meetings gets underway this Saturday, September 7, 2013. The program is:

9:00 - 9:30 am Before BIFHSGO
Exploring the Find My Past Website By Judy Thamas

9:30 - 10:00 am Discovery Tables
Discover Scotland with Hugh Reekie

10:00 - 11:30 am Meeting Speaker
Little by Little from Co. Mayo to Fitzroy and Beyond By Brenda Krauter
In a quest to learn how the Little family came to Canada from Ireland during the Potato Famine, the story of a long ago family feud and a surprising discovery in an 1851 census record took Brenda on a search to find a signature to see if it would match a Grosse Ile record which would verify which Famine ship brought the family to Canada. This search led to finding unexpected information which also knocked down the brick wall created by the 1851 census record.

Get a taste of Brenda's presentation in this interview by Brooke Broadbent,

The meeting is at the usual location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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