03 September 2020

Advance Notice: Researching your Military Ancestor

On Sunday 20 September Ancestry.ca in association with Ottawa's Beechwood National Cemetery will present Researching your Military Ancestor.

In this year of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland (May 4) and Victory in Europe (May 8), join Beechwood and Ancestry.ca for an introductory genealogy workshop that teaches participants how to research your ancestry through military records and create a family tree.

Canada has a rich and varied history of military involvement from the 18th century to the present day and records on Ancestry.ca reflect this great military tradition. You will learn how to access their service files and consult various digitized resources such as war diaries and burial records to learn about the context of an individual's service.

I understand the speakers are military expert Glenn Wright and Ancestry's Lesley Anderson.

There will be a historical military walking tour after the seminar.

The event gets underway at 1:00 pm at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre

50 participants will be allowed in person which will also be live-streamed.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Note this is also the 75th anniversary of Victory of Japan day, August 15, 1945 and the official end of the Second World War.