09 May 2019

BIFHSGO May Meeting

The monthly meeting on 11 May features two local speakers.

9:00 to 9:30 am, Dena Palamedes will present on:
How to Create a Family Tree, Heritage or Genealogy Photo Book Using Picaboo
Photo books make family history accessible to all family members. Dena will illustrate how easy it is to use Picaboo for your projects. It will include tips for an efficient project while maximizing the final effect. Most of these tips are applicable to other web-based printing services that are available.

10:00 to 11:30 am, Marianne Rasmus gives the main presentation on:
Expanding that Empty Branch on the Genetic Family Tree
Isobel (Ella) Moreland was born in July 1920 in Edinburgh, Scotland. After her birth, her mother placed her in the home of a childless couple to raise as their own. Then, in 1945, Ella came to Canada, the bride of a Canadian soldier. While Ella was always curious about her birth family, she never found the answers she sought.  This presentation will share Ella’s story as an adoptee and a war bride, and how her family came together to search for her birth family. DNA, a little luck and old-fashioned research, helped solve, at least part of, an almost 100-year-old mystery.

Location:  The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

All welcome to these free presentations.


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