Register in advance at https://www.bifhsgo.ca/events for the following free online presentations
Starting at 9 am Shirley Monkhouse will present Tips For Genetic Genealogy DNA Research and Irish Case Studies.
The presentation will help you organize your DNA research, reducing the time and effort needed to work toward a better understanding of your DNA results. Included are case studies demonstrating and explaining the analysis used in ancestor research, with emphasis on Ireland. This talk will benefit everyone working with genetic genealogy. A handout will be provided.
Since a family reunion during the 1967 Centennial year, Shirley Monkhouse has been interested in learning about all her Irish ancestors. She grew up listening to her father explain family trees to visitors in the farmhouse built by her great-grandfather near Carp, Ontario, and located within 50 km of all the farms of her pioneer families who immigrated from Ireland from 1818-1858. All 32 3rd-great-grandparents were “born in Ireland” – paternal side from Leinster and maternal from Ulster. Shirley started researching online in 2008, and in 2015 sent in her first of many DNA kits. She has since connected with cousins around the world. Shirley has shared her knowledge by giving several presentations to the DNA Special Interest Group, continues to learn about DNA analysis, and is enjoying the many new sources for Irish records online.
At 10 am, following announcements, Carolyn Heald will present on The Irish Palatines in Ireland and Canada.
Their unique heritage is one that continues to live on in descendants both in Ireland and in Canada. The illustrated presentation will give an overview of their story, look at aspects of their identity from 1709 up to the present time, and identify key sources for finding Irish Palatine ancestors.