David Jeanes is a long-time member of BIFHSGO and also the president and board chair of Heritage Ottawa. He is a frequent speaker and tour guide on architectural and railway history topics and on modern public transportation. David’s father was born in Cardiff, his grandmother was born and raised on the Cefn Mably estate, and his great-great-grandmother was nursemaid to the Kemeys-Tynte family in the 1850s. He has studied their history and genealogy through records scattered in many archives, libraries and churches in Gwent, Glamorgan, Somerset, Aberystwyth and London, as well as having extensive access to private records and photographs.