Thursday, 12 January 2017

BIFHSGO January Meeting

The main event at 10 am this Saturday,14  January 14, is a presentation Lanes, Trains & Parliament Hill by Marianne Rasmus.

In the late 19th century, the Lane family was among the first to settle the community of Mission, BC which is located 80 km east of Vancouver on the north bank of the Fraser River. The Lanes loved to tell stories of these early times and had a great deal of pride in passing them down from one generation to the next. The family story that cemented Marianne Rasmus’s passion for family history research in the context of Canadian history is encapsulated in the story of Arthur Wellington Lane, who packed up his wife and three young children, left the familiarity of south-western Ontario, and headed west on the newly constructed CPR looking for new adventures and opportunities. It’s a story of perseverance and courage that has left a lasting legacy, and even includes a surprising discovery on Parliament Hill.

The 9 am Education Talk will be Genealogy at Your Ottawa Public Library  presented by Romaine Honey who will discuss the print and online resources available for researching family history in Canada and the British Isles.

It's all happening at The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Saturday, January 14, 2017.

These are free events. All welcome. Free parking.

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