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Saturday, February 13
Family Tree Maker is NOT Defunct! What do I do now?  (Before BIFHSGO Education Talk)
9:00 am to 9:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Rick Roberts will share what he has learned since the announcement late last year from Ancestry.com about retiring Family Tree Maker and the recent news about Software MacKiev purchasing it.
 
About the Speaker
Rick Roberts is an owner/operator of Global Genealogy and he has presented to BIFHSGO on a number of occasions over the years on a variety of topics. His insight into changes to how we can do genealogy is appreciated by many.


Saturday, February 13
Global Genealogy  (Discovery Table)
9:30 am to 10:00 am
The Atrium, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa
Rick and Sandy Roberts from Global Genealogy will join us again with a selection of their products. If you would like them to bring some of their products for you to save shipping costs, please contact them directly.


Saturday, February 13
Ottawa Branch OGS  (Discovery Table)
9:30 am to 10:00 am
The Atrium, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa
The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will host a Discovery Table to show us what they offer to genealogists.


Saturday, February 13
A Scandal in Battersea  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
The fact that any of us are here today is a miracle. Take the sad case of Gail Roger’s great-grandfather, Alexander Roger — the sole child of his parents to have offspring — who, by the time he was 41, had lost every one of his five siblings, for reasons ranging from tuberculosis, to drowning in the South Pacific, to laudanum, to cirrhosis of the liver. This tale will meander from Carse of Gowrie in Scotland to Battersea Park south of the Thames, with a couple of nods to Sherlock Holmes and a very, very indirect connection to Jack the Ripper. Oh yes, and there was a scandal. In Battersea.
 
About the Speaker
This is the fourth of Gail Roger’s presentations for BIFHSGO which, she likes to pretend, are for the edification and entertainment of her fellow family historians. The real, self-serving reason is that each presentation gives her own research a needed kick in the butt. Although not a Sherlock Holmes fan per se, Gail often falls into reveries of the WWSD (What Would Sherlock Do?) variety. 
 


Saturday, February 13
BIFHSGO Writing Group  (Special Interest Group)
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Room 228, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our readings Our meetings usually end before 4:00 pm. For information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.


Saturday, February 20
Scottish Genealogy Group  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 226, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of people who share these interests. At our informal meetings we share information and resources and discuss our successes and our brick walls. We all, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.



Saturday, March 5
Maps and Mapping for 21st-Century Genealogists Workshop  (Special Event)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Building B, Room B351, Ottawa
This full-day workshop – for BIFHSGO members only – will explore sophisticated ways in which maps and mapping tools, available online, can contribute to family history research, analysis and writing. Participants will learn about a new generation of remarkable online sites permitting the integration of maps and other data. The majority of the workshop will concentrate on learning, through experiential means, how a variety of mapping and other tools can be used creatively and effectively in genealogical projects.
 
The workshop will enable participants to create unique maps and plans, tailored to the needs of the compiler and incorporating data derived from different sources. Resources and examples used in the course will be drawn from different jurisdictions with an emphasis on the British Isles. The principles and techniques described will be independent of geography. This workshop will demonstrate that the current generation of genealogists has no need to limit themselves to the use of static maps created by others.
 
This course is designed for intermediate and advanced-level genealogists with good computer skills and knowledge navigating the internet.
 
Algonquin College will provide computers. No need to bring your own.
 
Cost
$60 (includes lunch and two breaks).
 
How to register
► ► ► ► ► Limited to the first 50 BIFHSGO members who register. To register, BIFHSGO members must first log in to the Members Only section. Once logged in, the menu item, Maps and Genealogy, will appear in the left-hand menu, close to the top, under Meetings. Click on Maps and Genealogy to see more information and the drop-down menu items, Course Fee and Registration.
 
About the Instructor
James F. S. Thomson has designed and taught more than a dozen advanced and expert-level family history courses co-sponsored by the Toronto Branch Ontario Genealogical Society and the Toronto Public Library, including three sold-out runs of the four-session course Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists. For these courses and in his articles and presentations at conferences and workshops (including workshops on maps and mapping at the 2014 and 2015 OGS conferences), as well as in his capacity as a University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies instructor, James draws on more than 30 years of experience of family and local history research.


Saturday, March 12
Ten Tips for Genetic Genealogy  (Before BIFHSGO Education Talk)
9:00 am to 9:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
When it comes to exploring your roots using DNA, choosing a test and interpreting the results can be confusing. Most folks have found DNA results valuable in enhancing, and even revolutionizing their understanding of their family history. John D. Reid will hit the highlights of what you need to know. You may be surprised.
 
About the Speaker
Following a career as a PhD research scientist, John D. Reid stepped up his interest in family and local history joining the board of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO), serving as President from 2004 to 2006. His blog, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections, has over 6,000 postings since March 2006. In addition to numerous scientific publications he is author of Researching Canada`s Home Children, editor of The Ottawa Sharpshooters, author of articles in several newsstand magazines, a regular columnist in BIFHSGO's quarterly chronicle and speaker on topics in family history


Saturday, March 12
Research Trips to Northern Ireland  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
John McConkey has made two trips to the Belfast area to do genealogical research — in 2004 and 2006. Armed with notes on family history given to him by his grandfather in the 60s — some of which turned out to be quite inaccurate — he and his sister attempted to identify members of their great-great grandfather's family. They spent long hours examining records available at the various research locations in Belfast and talked with local family historians. However, it was a last-minute visit to a cemetery that produced the most exciting find.
 
About the Speaker
John McConkey was born in the UK — on the Isle of Wight. He earned his BSc. at King's College London and worked for International Computers Ltd (ICL) for 5 years. In 1971, he and his wife emigrated to Canada, ostensibly to spend 2 years "seeing the country" and "getting to know relatives" — but that 2 year period got extended! John found computer work in Montreal, but moved the family to Ottawa in 1982 when he received an offer from Nortel. He stayed with Nortel for 17 years and then operated a small network consulting business for 10 years. Now retired, he (and his wife) spend a considerable amount of their time researching their trees. John has visited Northern Ireland twice and has had significant success finding information there. He organizes McConkey Family Reunions, transcribes for Ancestry and NIFHS and volunteers for A/V support at BIFHSGO meetings and conferences.
 


Saturday, March 12
BIFHSGO Writing Group  (Special Interest Group)
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Room 228, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our readings Our meetings usually end before 4:00 pm. For information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.


Saturday, March 19
Scottish Genealogy Group  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 226, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of people who share these interests. At our informal meetings we share information and resources and discuss our successes and our brick walls. We all, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.



Saturday, April 9
Just a Click Away: Using Online Books for Family History Research  (Before BIFHSGO Education Talk)
9:00 am to 9:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Glenn Wright will talk about online published resources and how they are easily accessible. These resources include local histories, biographies, directories, newspapers, magazines and journals, pamphlets, and reference books. This is not to suggest that we never have to walk into a library again. We do! But, our ability to consult published reference materials relevant to British Isles research is only a click away. A list of key websites will be provided.
 
About the Speaker
Glenn Wright is a frequent speaker at family history and genealogical events, especially on Canadian men and women who served in the Great War. He is also immediate past president of BIFHSGO.


Saturday, April 9
Ottawa Public Library Genealogy Services  (Discovery Table)
9:30 am to 10:00 am
The Atrium, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

Librarians from OPL’s Genealogy Services Team will share information and examples of library resources and services available for genealogy research.

 



Saturday, April 9
The Search for Alban Leaf  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Jane MacNamara's presentation will demonstrate the use of many English record types in a period well before census and civil registration. The search for the subject of this case history, Londoner Alban Leaf (1681-1756), takes us from manorial records and parish registers in Yorkshire, to Faculty Office marriage license allegations at Lambeth Palace and an ancient church in Smithfield, to manors in rural Essex, and to intriguing records of inheritance in all locations. Special attention is paid to search techniques—understanding what records might exist, how their location may be influenced by geography and changes in custody, and casting a wider net to compensate for missing records. The presentation features several of the wonderful online finding aids and digitizing projects available to UK searchers, as well as on-the-cobbles research.
 
About the Speaker
Jane E. MacNamara (from Toronto) is the author of Inheritance in Ontario: Wills and other Records for Family Historians (OGS/Dundurn, 2013) and writes about genealogy at wherethestorytakesme.ca. A long time member of OGS, Jane lectures about research methodology, Ontario, and English family history to genealogical and historical groups throughout southern Ontario. She teaches courses for the OGS Toronto Branch, most notably hands-on courses about Ontario records. She leads regular trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and is the organizer of Genealogy Summer Camp, an innovative program that brings out-of-town researchers to Toronto for a week of tutorials and hands-on research.
 


Saturday, April 9
BIFHSGO Writing Group  (Special Interest Group)
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Room 228, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our readings Our meetings usually end before 4:00 pm. For information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.


Saturday, April 16
Scottish Genealogy Group  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 226, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of people who share these interests. At our informal meetings we share information and resources and discuss our successes and our brick walls. We all, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.


Saturday, April 30
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
 
Note we now meet in Room 115.
 
Visit the DNA Information, DNA Database Sites, and Special Interest Groups page for more information.



Saturday, May 14
Merchant Marine Records  (Before BIFHSGO Education Talk)
9:00 am to 9:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Barbara Tose will talk about merchant marine records.
 
About the Speaker
Barbara Tose descends from a long line of Canadian farmers and teachers, and English Merchant Seamen. She began her family research in 1982 when she first travelled to Britain and has continued her work, as time permits, ever since. She has been an OGS member since 1983 and a BIFHSGO member for the last five/six years. She is currently the president of BIFHSGO and she volunteers with the OGS TONI project. Barbara retired in 2012 from Parks Canada where she worked as an archaeological conservator. She now divides her time between her genealogy, music and photography.


Saturday, May 14
Archive CD Books Canada  (Discovery Table)
9:30 am to 10:00 am
The Atrium, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa
Archive CD Books Canada will bring a relevant selection of their CD products for you to review. They will also demonstrate any of their products on their computers. If you have a question about a particular product, contact Archive CD Books Canada ahead of time and, without obligation, they will make sure they bring a copy. If you wish to purchase a soft copy of any of their files, they can supply a very limited number of USB memory sticks. But try to remember to bring your own USB with you.


Saturday, May 14
No Irish Country Doctor  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Roy Thomas’ great-uncle Michael Laffan was no Irish country doctor. Unlike his father, a well-known Cashel doctor, Roy Thomas’ great-uncle, spent his medical career from 1902 to 1926 in the Royal Navy. Consulting the Navy List, Roy discovered that Surgeon, eventually Surgeon Captain Laffan served far beyond the Irish Seas in the Chinese, Australian and South African stations as well as the “Med” and waters closer to home. He sailed on warships that ranged from “gunboats” to “battleships” during a period of transformation for Britain’s navy before, during and after the Great War. Pictures gleaned from Wikipedia of the ships on which Surgeon Laffan served not only hint at the size of his “charge” as well as the total of on-board medical staff, but also the changes that the Navy was undergoing. In addition, the 1911 Census return for HMS Bramble provided Roy with a eureka moment.
 
About the Speaker
Roy Thomas is a retired armoured officer with United Nations service in Cyprus, the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, Afghanistan, Macedonia, Sarajevo and Haiti. He was hi-jacked in South Lebanon and taken hostage in Bosnia. He is a recipient of the Canadian Meritorious Service Cross, an UNPROFOR Force Commander’s Commendation, an UNMIH Force Commander’s Commendation, and a US Army Commendation Medal. Roy is a graduate of the Pakistan Army Command and Staff College, Quetta, Baluchistan, and the UK Tank Technology course in Bovington, Dorset. He also holds an MA in War Studies from Royal Military College. Roy served three years as secretary for the BIFHSGO board and five years as secretary for the BIFHSGO Conference Planning Committee. His present occupation is “Grandfather” of seven, luckily all in this city.
 


Saturday, May 14
BIFHSGO Writing Group  (Special Interest Group)
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Room 228, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings with the exception of this meeting. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our readings Our meetings usually end before 4:00 pm. For information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.



Saturday, June 11
Great Moments in Genealogy  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Four BIFHSGO members will share great moments in their research.
 
Stories Behind Glass Plate Photographs of The Great War
In August 2014, Brian Glenn assisted the Archivist of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and created a photographic record of the memorials, stained glass windows and other liturgical elements of All Saints Sandy Hill as it was being closed as an Anglican place of worship. One of the items they came across was a small wooden box holding 60 glass plate photographs taken during the First World War, each about 3”x4”. Brian set about making a digitized copy of the glass plate images for the Archives and in doing so became interested in the stories behind some of the photographs in the box – most of which were taken in April and May 1917 during and after the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
 
About the Speaker
In addition to his many years as a member of BIFHSGO, serving on the Board and presenting a number of Before BIFHSGO sessions, Brian Glenn has been volunteering his photography skills to the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa Archives. With his wife, Lynn, he has created a 5,000+ photographic inventory of over 140 churches in the Diocese, in both print and digital format. The collection of photographs of stained glass windows and the transcriptions of their respective dedications is rich genealogical resource to the Archives. He also photographs rare maps, pictures and documents found in the local Anglican churches or which are on short term loan to the Archives.
 
 
Preachers and Politicians
Growing up in Prince Edward Island, Leanne Cooper knew about her Prowse ancestors, who had been prominent Island politicians. But when she started researching her great-grandparents, she discovered that her great-grandmother Minnie (Kirkland) Prowse had just as many interesting people and stories on her side of the family.
 
About the Speaker
Leanne Cooper is a public servant with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. Her roots are mostly in New Brunswick and PEI, with English (and a few Scottish) ancestors. She has been researching her family history for about 5 years. This is her first time doing a presentation on her family.
 
 
Who's Your Great-Great Granddaddy?
When Ian McKelvie’s father, Nelson McKelvie, passed away in 2007 he left Ian stacks of genealogical paperwork and a mystery he thought would never be solved. His Grandfather, John McKelvie was born illegitimate at Girvan, Ayrshire in ?? John's Mother, Elizabeth, returned home with her newborn baby to live with her parents. To add to the mystery even more, the 1881 Census indicated she was now blind. By combining traditional research with DNA results Ian believes he knows who his Great-Great Grandfather is.
 
About the Speaker
Ian McKelvie has worked in magazine publishing for over 30 years with stints at Saturday Night, CBC Radio Guide, Canadian Geographic, Canada's History and New Internationalist. Ian currently splits his working hours between New Internationalist magazine and the Dundas County Food Bank. He has been researching his family history since 2007 and now knows why, for most people, genealogy is a retirement project.
 
 
Blame It on My Husband
Janet Dowdall will speak on how she came to research her husband's family history.  Janet’s husband knew very little about his family history and much of what he was told wasn't accurate so Janet had an interesting time.  She will be focusing on the resources she used to flesh out his family tree and how she came to discover his War of 1812 ancestor. Janet has also had a couple of new developments that give more information on this ancestor.
 
About the Speaker
Janet Dowdall has been married for 36 years and has two sons and one daughter. She was born in Oxford Township near Oxford Mills and has lived within 50 miles of Ottawa all her life. She is a graduate of Kemptville College of Agriculture and Technology with a diploma in Home Economics.  After college, Janet continued her education by reading anything and everything that interested her on history, science, biology, archeology and religion. She has a life-long interest in history with genealogy making history a bit more personal. Janet comes from a family of pack-rats and shutter-bugs. Her family had a couple of family trees prepared, most probably in conjunction with the Centennial Celebrations. It was somewhat of a shock for her to marry a man who didn’t know much beyond his grandparents. It wasn’t long before Janet attempted to correct that imbalance for her children’s heritage. Janet has been working intermittently on her husband’s Dowdall Family Tree for over 25 years.
 


Saturday, June 11
BIFHSGO Writing Group  (Special Interest Group)
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Room 228, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our readings Our meetings usually end before 4:00 pm. For information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.


Saturday, June 18
Scottish Genealogy Group  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 226, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of people who share these interests. At our informal meetings we share information and resources and discuss our successes and our brick walls. We all, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.



Saturday, July 2
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
 
Note we now meet in Room 115.
 
Visit the DNA Information, DNA Database Sites, and Special Interest Groups page for more information.



Saturday, August 6
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
 
Visit the DNA Information, DNA Database Sites, and Special Interest Groups page for more information.



Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11
22nd Annual Family History Conference  (Conference)
Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa
Learn about Irish family history, DNA genealogy and more at our conference. Visit our Marketplace that is open to the public. More information is available in our Conference section...


Saturday, September 24
Scottish Genealogy Group  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 226, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of people who share these interests. At our informal meetings we share information and resources and discuss our successes and our brick walls. We all, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.



Saturday, October 1
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
 
Visit the DNA Information, DNA Database Sites, and Special Interest Groups page for more information.


Saturday, October 8
Did Lucy and Issac Actually Marry, and the Importance of Dying in the Right Sequence  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive
After Henry Wimburn Sudell Sweetapple Horlock died in 2010, his widow turned to their executors to find a relative to inherit family portraits spanning 350 years. Most of the paintings were of the Webb family of Gloucestershire. The story was Wimburn and his sister were the last of their Horlock line, which had married into the Webbs generations ago. Problem was there was no evidence their Horlocks had married those Webbs. Plus half the portraits were not named or dated, so were they all really related. The search was on to prove the family relationships both among the portraits and to find third, fourth or even more distant cousins related to the portraits and alive today. In steps the genealogist. Oh, this also involves the loss of a wife’s fortune and a vicar suspected of double homicide.
 
About the Speaker
Brian Laurie-Beaumont became involved in genealogy only in 2011, inspired by the need to preserve family connections across “the pond” after the passing of his wife’s grandmother and mother. Since then, he spends an average of 25 hours a week studying and researching. He is also a member of the NEGHS and the NYBGS with research accounts at Ancestry, Family Search, Findmypast, and Scotland’s People. Research trips include Normandy, England, Wales, New England plus visits to the Society of Genealogists Library in London, The Family History Center in Salt Lake City, and the NEGHS library in Boston. He has also attended Who Do You Think You Are? in London and RootsTech/FGS in Salt Lake City. Brian is now studying with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies to acquire his post-nominal in genealogy. And he spends far too much on genealogy books.
 


Saturday, October 22
Scottish Genealogy Group  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 228, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of people who share these interests. At our informal meetings we share information and resources and discuss our successes and our brick walls. We all, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.



Saturday, November 19
Scottish Genealogy Group  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 226, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of people who share these interests. At our informal meetings we share information and resources and discuss our successes and our brick walls. We all, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.