Thursday, 23 October 2014

OGS Ottawa Branch Special Event

On Saturday 25 October at 1:30 pm at the Ottawa City Archives OGS Ottawa Branch presents The Ryan Taylor/J. Brian Gilchrist Memorial Lecture.

"A Research Journey into WWI, WWII, Medals, & eBay"

Dr. Jean-Luc Pilon will describe how twists and turns in his family history research, beginning with ancestors enlisted in the  Canadian Expeditionary Force,  led to the acquisition of long-lost military medals found on eBay, the story of the local ancestor to whom they were awarded in World War Two, and a moving graveside visit. A short video about this story will also be screened.
This event is free of charge, non-members are welcome to attend.

Dr. Pilon studied Anthropology and Archaeology and obtained his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Toronto.

The meeting will be followed at 3 pm by a get-together for the Computer Special Interest Group.

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