Category Archives: Lectures

Dr. Desmond Morton to speak about Townshippers during WWI

Well-known military historian Dr. Desmond Morton will speak at the Stanstead Historical Society’s annual general meeting on Saturday, June 14. In his talk, So… what did Townshippers do in the Great War, Daddy?, Dr. Morton will discuss the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, the … Continue reading

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Mistresses, music, England, and a fur jacket to be discussed at BIFHSGO meeting

Illegitimate births, mistresses, musicians, a fur jacket, and England are some of the topics that will be raised during the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa’s meeting on Saturday, January 14 — and I expect these issues will not be … Continue reading

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Celebrating female ancestors

The Quebec Family History Society (QFHS) invites members and non-members to join them at Celebrating Our Female Ancestors on Tuesday, May 20, from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., to chat about experiences searching for grandmothers and aunts, to pick up tips from … Continue reading

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Lecture and book about the Empress of Ireland

At the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society on Thursday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m., Derek Grout will present his new book, RMS Empress of Ireland, Pride of the Canadian Pacific’s Atlantic Fleet. The ill-fated liner Empress of Ireland sank in the Gulf … Continue reading

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Learn about DNA at BIFHSGO

At the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa’s monthly meeting on Saturday, May 10, the focus will be on DNA. 9:00 a.m. — Elizabeth A.R. Kaegi and James F.S. Thomson will offer Six Thoughts about Autosomal DNA Tests. … Continue reading

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Toronto branch OGS meeting tonight

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is holding its April meeting this evening, Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m., in the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall, conveniently accessible from the North York subway station. Canada’s “Word Lady,” Katherine Barber, will … Continue reading

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Lecture about the Royal Montreal Regiment

The Royal Montreal Regiment, formed on August 27, 1914,  is Canada’s first officially bilingual unit. This year it celebrates its 100th anniversary. Since my father-in-law served in the Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR) during WWII, I should take my husband-who-plays-golf to … Continue reading

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Lecture to combine French geography and genealogy

On Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m., a genealogical society west of Montreal, la Société de généalogie Vaudreuil-Cavagnal, will present the first of a two-part lecture-workshop about the geography in France yesterday and today and French family history research. Entitled, La géographie … Continue reading

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Lecture at Morrin Centre

On Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m., Jack Bryden will deliver the lecture, Connecting through culture: The Day the British army left and Canada was almost lost, at the Morrin Centre in Quebec City. He will talk about when the country was threatened by … Continue reading

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