07 November 2019

BIFHSGO November Meeting

The meeting on Saturday 9 November has a military theme.

At 9 am Ken McKinlay and Glenn Wright will offer tips on meeting the challenge of navigating the UK National Archives site and its military records. You are invited to bring your queries.

At 10 am, following announcements, Dominique Boulais will speak on The Commonwealth War Graves Commission: In Perpetuity
The Commission’s duties are to mark and maintain the graves of Commonwealth soldiers who died in the two world wars, to build and maintain memorials to the dead whose graves are unknown, and to keep records and registers. He will talk about the Commission’s history, fundamental principles, mandate and worldwide responsibilities. He will outline the Commission's Canadian Agency’s responsibilities within the Americas with an emphasis on its work in genealogy.
I attended a similar talk by Dominique over a year ago. As Commemorations and External Relations Manager of the Canadian Agency, which is responsible for all sites in the Americas, he is very knowledgeable. You will find this presentation well worth your time.

As usual, the event is at The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

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