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Wednesday, July 28
British Colonial America SIG  (Special Interest Group)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online
 
For those interested in being added to the BCA mailing list and receiving invitations to the online meetings, please contact bca.sig2021@gmail.com.



Saturday, August 28
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Online until further notice
 
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history.
 
Visit the DNA Research Guide for more information and links to online resources.



Saturday, September 11
The Paulin(e) Family Reunion: Taking Family Research to the Family  (Feature Talk)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online – registration required, information to follow
 
The presentation is free, but donations are gratefully accepted through Canada Helps here.
 
It all started with this mad idea to recreate a family picture taken in the early 1890s in Victoria, BC. The idea evolved to organizing a family reunion—who do you invite, how do you invite, what do you do besides pose for a picture? Gillian Leitch will discuss organizing the Paulin(e) reunion, held in July 2019, from the event planning, invitations, and publicity, to the actual reunion. Not only was the reunion a fun social gathering of relations (who were mostly strangers), it was the start of a new family community, sharing photos, stories and friendship. It also saw the creation of a Facebook page and a website (paulin.family.blog).
 
About the Speaker
Dr. Gillian Leitch is a Historical Researcher (Senior Researcher and Analyst) at a private research company in Ottawa. Her research includes the way in which British immigrants to Canada identified and celebrated their identity in the nineteenth century and created social and familial networks in the new and old worlds, particularly in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. She is the Secretary for BIFHSGO. She has written extensively on popular culture—specifically on science fiction and time travel.


Saturday, September 18
Scottish Genealogy SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online
 
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. All of us, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
For more information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Kathy McConkey.


Sunday, September 19 through Sunday, September 26
Irish Lines and Female Finds: Exploring Irish records, female ancestors and genetic genealogy  (Conference)
Online - Registraion $Can45
 
There will be 15 online sessions over 8 days with 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
 
A conference pass gives you access to all presentations over the five days and to the videos of the presentations for two weeks after the conference.



Saturday, October 2
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Online until further notice
 
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history.
 
Visit the DNA Research Guide for more information and links to online resources.


Saturday, October 9
Picture This!  (Feature Talk)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Online – registration required
 
Stephen Gill, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and author of The Family Detective and the Follow-up Dating by Design will offer a lighthearted look at how photography evolved in Britain over 175 years from vanity purchase to an everyday event. He’ll explore what is happening to photographs from our own immediate past, and how we can ensure that photographs from now are available to our descendants. He’ll show us how to tell a story about an old photograph and help date it.
 
Stephen has been a professional photographer for almost 50 years and a photo restorer for more than twenty. Having inherited a collection of photos his grandfather took, he became interested in what stories they told. Over the years he developed new techniques to bring out the best of the images and reproduce them in even more detail than could be achieved originally. He trained as a post-graduate teacher of photography and has been delivering talks and lectures on the subject for over 15 years. He is the first UK photo restorer to receive the status of Accredited Senior in Imaging in the Creative Industries from the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).


Saturday, October 23
Scottish Genealogy SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online
 
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. All of us, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
For more information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Kathy McConkey.



Saturday, November 6
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Online until further notice
 
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history.
 
Visit the DNA Research Guide for more information and links to online resources.


Saturday, November 13
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them”—Great Moments  (Feature Talk)
10:00 am
Maybe be online or in-person—details to follow
 
Many BIFHSGO members have stories of ancestors who served, suffered, and perhaps died in wars. “We will remember them” by hearing some of the stories behind their service. If you have stories to share (5 to 15 minutes long) please contact the Program Director.


Saturday, November 27
Scottish Genealogy SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online
 
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. All of us, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
For more information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Kathy McConkey.