Owing to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be holding meetings online until further notice.
Irish Lines and Female Finds:
Exploring Irish records, female ancestors and genetic genealogy
Register now for our 26th annual conference!
There will be 15 sessions online, over eight days between 19 and 26 September,
with 14 international speakers, experts in their own fields.
Enjoy presentations for all levels of genealogical experience.
Ever-popular Great Moments in Genealogy
Coming up on Saturday, 12 June, 10 a.m. great moments from three BIFHSGO members:
- Over the Sea to ... "Shetland" (Jill Thompson) – The story of two ancestors who moved from the Shetland Isles to Scotland and then to southern England.
- The River Ran Red: The Homestead Steel Strike and Sylvester’s Part in It (Lynne Baxter) – The story of a steelworker and union leader who was tried for his role in a scrimmage that resulted in several deaths in Philadelphia in 1892.
- A Gem from the Inverary Archives (Dena Palamedes) – The story of discoveries and new friendships that grew from an email to BIFHSGO from somebody who come across information about her ancestor.
Online, but registration required. The presentation is free, but donations are gratefully accepted through Canada Helps here.
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Once again we are in lockdown, but there are still many useful options for improving your genealogy research. The Ottawa Public Library
offers a great selection of genealogy books and digital magazines. OPL has added many new books over the last few months:
- The Psychology of Family History: Exploring Our Genealogy by Susan Moore
- Sharing your Family History Online: A Guide for Family Historians by Chris Paton
- Finding Your Scottish Ancestors: Techniques for Solving Genealogy Problems by Kirsty F. Wilkinson
- Tracing Your Family History: Using the Census a Guide for Family Historians by Emma Jolly
- Tracing your Female Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Adèle Emm
There are many more genealogy and family history books to explore at the OPL, including more than 20 titles of the popular Pen and Sword
Watch next month for information on reading popular genealogy magazines on your own device for free.