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It’s one of those Saturdays when BIFHSGO and OGS Ottawa Branch both have monthly meetings. Both are free online and all are welcome, from sea to sea to sea and beyond.

Starting at 9 am, online-only, the BIFHSGO Education Talk is Census Records in the Virtual Treasury of Ireland, presented by Brian Gurrin, census specialist on the Beyond 2022 project.

Continuing online, at 10 am, BIFHSGO President Dianne Brydon steps into the spotlight to inform and entertain with Lust, Lucre and Lybell: An 18th Century Soap Opera. Dianne has previously been voted as giving the best talk of the year by a BIFHSGO member.

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Take a break for lunch, then come back online for 1 pm, or venture out for the in-person experience to 100 Tallwood, Nepean, the Ottawa City Archives building, for the OGS Ottawa Branch presentation.

BIFHSGO Director Ken McKinlay, a very knowledgeable and popular Ontario speaker, will perform Genealogical Miracles. Let’s hope that’s preceded with a meteorological miracle — avoiding stormy weather. The weather forecast is promising; you might enjoy getting out to witness the miracles, and enjoy the coffee, cookies and company beforehand.

Ken will be “taking a sometimes humorous look at some of the very interesting gaffs and errors that can be found in family trees such as “Resurrection”, “The well preserved”, and “Time travellers”. At the same time we will cover how to hopefully prevent those pesky mistakes in our own trees.”

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