07 March 2019

BIFHSGO March Meeting

Here's the program for the BIFHSGO meeting next Saturday, 9 March.

9:00 to 9:30 am
Research Opens Doors
During 30 years of genealogical research, many doors have opened for Gloria Tubman, including genealogical brick walls, a public service career and different ventures in retirement. Gloria will demonstrate how the many skills learned along the way can transcend careers and open more doors.

10:00 to 11:30 am
A Trip to Northern Ireland - Research, Sightseeing and Ancestor Tracking
John McConkey shares his journey of ancestral discovery made during his third trip to Northern Ireland. John highlights his favourite research stops in Belfast: PRONI and the Newspaper Library and provides other tips. He identifies 2 persons of note in his tree and reports on some exciting finds in County Down cemeteries. Side trips to Carrickfergus and the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim are also featured in a display of photos he took. John concludes the talk with details of his latest research project -- confirming a long ago suspected relationship using documentary evidence and DNA.

As usual, the meeting is in The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. All welcome. No charge for admission.

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