Monday, March 9, 2009

Genealogy Night

Genealogy Night, the first of its kind, will be held at the Library and Archives Canada this coming Thursday night, 12 March, starting at 7 p.m..

It will feature talks on Irish genealogy by Mike More, who is the chairman of the Ottawa Genealogical Society; Brian Glenn, who is a member of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa; and Lesley Anderson of

It is being organized by Bill Tobin, Past-President of the Irish Society of the National Capital Region as part of the activities of the Ottawa Irish Festival, to be held from March 10th to the 17th

He said last week that there were a few dozen people already pre-registerd for the event. so it should be a good group for the evening.

Starting at 5:30, there will be two presentations given by Kyle Browness and Jean-Sebastin Potvin of the Library and Archives Canada.

The first presentation will be In Quarantine: Life and Death on Grosse Île, 1832-1937 (in French), and the second one will be the Irish-Canadian Project on social networking websites, and

These two presentations were given at the Irish Studies Symposium in November last year which I attended, and found very useful in my work. They are worth seeing if you are interested in the Irish Diaspora.