Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News (CGN) 12 August 2015

Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning -

For the month of August, the Kelowna Museum in Kelowna, British Columbia has a new display called Duty, Honour & Izzat – The Call to Flanders Fields for the month of August.

The press release says that “it uses displays that showcase, in fascinating detail and vivid visuals, the sacrifices made by Punjabis serving in the British Indian Army during the First World War. It examines their motivations for going to war and highlights the vital role they played fighting alongside their Canadian brothers-in-arms and other allied powers in the pursuit of victory in what came to be known as the Great War for Civilization.” 

Genealogy Back to Basics is being offered again in 2016 by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. 

It is a genealogical education session prior to the monthly presentation. It includes a short (30-45 minute) lecture on a genealogical topic, followed by a Question and Answer session with Ottawa Branch members. 

If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us. The sessions are held on a Saturday at 10:30 am in Room 115 of the City of Ottawa Central Archives. Coffee and tea will be available throughout the morning. There is no charge for the session and all are invited to return at 1:00 pm for the monthly presentation. 

Check our website at http://ogsottawa.on.ca/ for details on the morning and afternoon presentations. 

For the first half of 2015, we covered Getting Started, Are You a Trust Me Genealogist?, Genetic Genealogy, Lineage Societies and Ottawa Resources. The fall schedule includes Genealogical Resources in Eastern Ontario, the Genealogical Proof Standard and Seven Common Genealogy Research Mistakes to Avoid. 

They are looking for volunteers! 

We are looking for local genealogists who are willing to give a Genealogy Back to Basics presentation in 2016. There is no reimbursement other than all the tea and coffee that you can drink as well as the appreciation of your fellow hobbyists. 

If you are interested in participating, contact Mike More at ottawaprogram@ogs.on.ca 

Meanwhile, happy researching!

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