10 December 2020

BIFHSGO December Meeting: Great Moments

On Saturday 12 December at 10 a.m. BIFHSGO's popular semi-annual Great Moments meeting features three members sharing Great Moments from their family history.

"Jamey Burr will tell the story of his mother’s family, who came from the east coast of Scotland to start a significant family fishing business on Lake Huron. We’ll hear about tales of international travel on the jute trade route, early political activity in Upper Canada, lighthouse keepers, the Klondike, family losses, and a sad role related to the greatest tragedy in Great Lakes history.

After the Irish famine, Hugh Reekie's forebear William Maxwell, a civil engineer and architect, was very involved in designing houses, farms and factories.  Hugh will take us on a grand tour of Ballinasloe, telling us the history of the town and area, finishing up with a family gravestone - in a very interesting location!

Michael MacNeil’s great-great-grandmother was believed to have survived a shipwreck in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on her way to Canada from Ireland sometime between 1830 and 1833.  Learn how Michael discovered that false news is not a recent phenomenon, but can be enduring."

The meeting will feature a Christmas Social.  While there won't be a lovely spread of holiday sweets this year, we invite you to munch on your favourite goodies while you listen to the Great Moments from the comfort of your home. 

Registration is required – register here for this ever-popular BIFHSGO event.

Reminder: Renewal of membership for 2021 is now due.  New members are always welcome. Information here.

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