British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
BIFHSGO's 26th Annual Conference
Irish Lines and Female Finds
  Exploring Irish records, female ancestors and genetic genealogy
 
 
There will be 15 online sessions over 8 days between 19 and 26 September 2021
Presentations for all levels of genealogical experience,
featuring 14 distinguished international speakers, experts in their own fields:
 
 
Mia Bennett · Gerard Corcoran · Martin Curley · Brian Donovan
Dr. Janet Few · Mags Gaulden · Dr. Edmund Gilbert
Maurice Gleeson · Roz McCutcheon · Prof. Mark McGowan
Chris Paton · Gena Philibert-Ortega · Dr. Jim Ryan · Kyla Ubbink
 
 
You get a conference pass for the one price of $Cdn 45 that gives you access to all presentations over the five days and to the videos of the presentations for two weeks after the conference.
 
 
One presentation among many outlined on the conference website.

 Seeking the Primrose Girls: 50 Irish Immigrants to Canada from a Small Galway Town (All levels)
 
Brian Donovan (Sunday, 26 September)
 
Poor relief, dispensed by the church, the state or private charities, was available in Ireland at almost all time periods. The poor relief records have left information about millions of impoverished people from all over the country. Often these records date from before the Great Famine (1845–52) with information unavailable anywhere else. Given that the poor Irish were the most likely to migrate to America, these records are an essential resource for Irish research, and Brian will explain how best to get the benefit of their information.
 

 
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