BIFHSGO April Meeting/Ubbink and Wright

Saturday, 8 April 2023 – Meeting is HYBRID!

Live at Knox Presbyterian Church (Lisgar & Elgin). For online attendance register HERE

9:00 am – 10:00 am:  Education Talk
Practical Tips for Repair and Care of Family Treasures – Presenter: Kyla Ubbink 
Whether your collections consist of documents, photographs, artwork, or heirlooms, applying archival principles safeguards their preservation for future generations.  Kyla will provide some handy and practical methods to help ensure the longevity of your collections.  These will include archival enclosure and housing options, guidelines for storage, and methods for basic cleaning, de-acidification and dealing with mould and musty odours.  Kyla operates Ubbink Book & Paper Conservation which provides professional conservation, restoration and preservation consultation services to institutions, galleries, antiquities dealers, collectors, researchers and genealogists.  Find out more on

10:00 am – 11:30 am:  Feature Talk
Canadians on Vimy Ridge, April 1917:  Resources and Research – Presenter: Glenn Wright
It has been more than 100 years since Canadian troops captured Vimy Ridge on Easter weekend 1917, a victory that resonates with Canadians to this day.  Glenn will review the common and not-so-common resources for researching and documenting your ancestor’s role in what was one of the most significant battles of the First World War.  Glenn is a frequent speaker at family history and genealogical meetings throughout Ontario and beyond.  His primary interest is the Canadian men and women who have served in our wars. He is a past president of BIFHSGO.

Note that Kyla will be an exhibitor, and Glenn a speaker at Ottawa Public Library Genealogy Day, Monday 1 May

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