Thursday, 6 August 2009

John Grenham in Ontario

Well known Irish genealogist and author John Grenham will be in Toronto and Ottawa this weekend.

Grenham is one of three speakers at an Irish Ancestry Workshop on Saturday, August 8, 2009 hosted by the Toronto Branch of OGS and the Canadiana Department of the North York Central Library. Other speakers are Richard 'Dick' M. Doherty and Nuala Farrell-Griffin. The Toronto Branch website informs WORKSHOP NOW FULL.

Another chance is in Ottawa. There's no pre-registration for Sunday afternoon's event sponsored by BIFHSGO and Ottawa Branch of OGS, but COME EARLY TO ENSURE A SEAT.

The presentations are:

Chasing Shadows: Irish Genealogy Online
Few large sets of Irish genealogical records are available online; however, there
are many highly valuable local or partial record-sets, which can be difficult to track down. The presentation starts with an outline of the main Irish records and where any on-line transcripts can be found.

Whatever you’re having yourself: Irish Census Substitutes
Brief summary of better-known substitutes, but focuses on more useful and
lesser-known records, including: Loan Funds, Charleton Marriage Fund, agricultural surveys,
official petitions and electoral records. Since the range is infinite, a complete account is
impossible; the aim is to sketch the main areas in which these records are being uncovered, to show how they can be used, and to bring hope to those who have run out of the standard Irish sources.

Sunday 9 AUGUST 2009 – 1:30 pm
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr., (Nepean) Ottawa
Free Parking on site. Admission: $10/person at the door

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