BIFHSGO hosts two free virtual talks on family history writing and War Brides this Saturday

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa will host a doubleheader of presentations tomorrow, Saturday, April 10 and, as usual, whether it’s in person or virtual, their monthly meetings are free and open to the public.

9:00 a.m. Eastern time
How to Tell a Compelling Family History Story  (Education Talk) — Ruth Stewart-Verger

A timeline of dates, neatly matched to events and or achievements, encompasses most of the elements in a person’s life, but have no linking theme, no cause and effect nor climax and resolution. Ruth Stewart-Verger will show how to transform family history timelines into compelling, engaging stories. 

10:30 a.m. Eastern time
The War Brides 75 Years: 1946–2021  (Feature Talk) — Melynda Jarratt

This year marks the 75th anniversary of “Operation Daddy” – the organized transport to Canada of nearly 45,000 war brides and their children following the end of the Second World War. Melynda Jarratt will speak to the war bride experience of meeting, falling in love with and marrying their Canadian soldier; the organization of their transportation to Canada through the Canadian Wives Bureau; their trans-Atlantic journey and travel by train across Canada; their early reception and how they adapted, compromised and settled into their new country.

Only one registration is required for both Saturday morning events. You can attend one talk or both.

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Posted On: April 9, 2021 at 06:14AM