Friday, 10 May 2019

BIFHSGO Conference 2019 Registration Opens

Starting today you can register online for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa 25th anniversary conference. Here's the press release.


OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 10 May 2019 — The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) is pleased to announce that registration is open for its 25th annual family history conference, to be held  from September 27 to 29, 2019 at Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa. More than 250 delegates from Canada, the United States and overseas are expected to attend.  Speakers from Canada, England and the United States will deliver seminars and presentations on family history research, the use of DNA test results as an aid to traditional research methods, and much more.
The speakers at this year’s conference are:
Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD (USA) is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and is a frequent speaker at family history conferences.
Audrey Collins (UK) is a records specialist and a spokesperson for the National Archives, London. She lectures extensively on family history, and has special expertise with the UK censuses.
Cyndi Ingle (USA) is the creator of the globally recognized Cyndi’s List. She is an expert on using technology for genealogy, and is the author of three books and numerous articles.
Nancy Loe, MA, MLS (USA) is a genealogy researcher and educator.  She founded the blog Sassy Jane Genealogy, and is a specialist in organizational methods for genealogy research.  
Ken McKinlay, Ottawa, ON, is an IT professional whose passion is genealogy. He has given many talks for BIFHSGO and various OGS branches on the skills and methodologies needed for genealogical problem-solving.
Rick Roberts, Carleton Place, ON, co-founded Global Genealogy in 1992. He has led workshops on family tree software and other genealogical topics for over 25 years.  

Online registration is now open at www.bifhsgo.ca. Early bird rates apply until 16 August.  
BIFHSGO President Duncan Monkhouse said, "Genealogy always reminds me of a treasure hunt: we use our investigative skills to find the genealogical nuggets left behind about our ancestors. BIFHSGO’s annual conference provides a wonderful opportunity to advance one’s knowledge, expand one’s skills and meet a community of like-minded people. This is our 25th-anniversary conference, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with an international slate of speakers ready to share their knowledge and expertise with participants."
About BIFHSGO
BIFHSGO encourages family history research and its dissemination by people with ancestry in the British Isles. Founded in 1994, the volunteer-run society holds monthly public meetings in Ottawa, an annual conference, special interest group meetings, and publishes a quarterly journal, Anglo-Celtic Roots. Visit the society’s website at www.bifhsgo.ca.

UPDATE: I registered — no problems.


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