Last Minute: BIFHSGO Monthly Meeting

Today, Saturday 14 May at 10 am, Anne Coulter will present  The Diary Project

An old diary that begins in 1862, is passed down through three generations and sparks a scavenger hunt. Who wrote the diary and why was it a cherished family heirloom? How do you read the handwriting? Without living family members or any context, how do you tackle such a project?

This talk will show how decoding the contents of a diary reveals a family’s history, provides colourful context and a glimpse into life in 1860s Toronto. Due to the pandemic, all the research was done from home and it is surprising what you can discover!

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At 9 am Bob Butler’s presentation is Selection of Genealogy Programs and Services.

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