Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News (CGW) 26 August 2015

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

Trace Your Roots at the Jewish Genealogical Institute of British Columbia

The Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia (JMABC) is partnering with the Jewish Genealogical Institute of British Columbia (JGIBC) to offer free genealogical mentoring sessions each month. 

In these sessions, you will have the opportunity to work with a volunteer from the Institute who will guide you through online resources that will help you trace your family history.

It is held the last Sunday of every month from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the JMABC offices 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver.

Mentorship sessions are free and by appointment only. 

Contact them today to make an appointment:

The archives has over 300 linear metres of textual records, 300,000 photographs, and 725 oral history interviews. 

Caribbean Genealogy Symposium to take place in Scarborough

The Relief Education Medical Assistance Organization will host the Caribbean Genealogy Symposium and Reception at Ellesmere Community Centre in Scarborough on 29 August 2015. 

Pooran Bridgelal, genealogist and lecturer, and the Ontario Genealogical Society (Toronto Branch) will be there to help to guide the people interested in researching their family histories from Jamaica, Dominica, Barbados and more. 

The Caribbean Genealogy Symposium and Reception will take place at 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at 20 Canadian Road, Scarborough, Ontario. 

For more information on purchasing tickets, please contact  Elma Gabriel at 416-282-4557.

Meanwhile, happy researching!


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