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.

Forgotten Women: Researching the Marginalised Women on Your Family Tree (Intermediate)
 
Dr. Janet Few (Saturday, 25 September 2021)
 
Even without meaning to, family historians often focus on the men on their family tree. It is usually the men who carry on the surname, who join the armed forces and who are more likely to write wills, to vote or to rent property, thereby leaving a trail in the documentary record. Merely by virtue of her gender, a female ancestor can become overlooked, and some women are even further on the margins than others. If we, as genealogists, do not research their lives and preserve their memories, who will? In this presentation Janet will use a series of case studies to describe the sources available to research the women who spent time in workhouses or asylums, the mothers of illegitimate children, prostitutes and those accused of witchcraft, amongst others.
 

 
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