Monthly Meeting – British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)

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Monthly Meeting – British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, April 14
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Location
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place


Main talk, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.: “Identifying the Remains of Canadian Soldiers from the First and Second World Wars” by Dr. Sarah Lockyer, Department of History and Heritage, Department of National Defence.  Dr. Lockyer will speak about the Casualty Identification Program, which aims to identify the newly discovered skeletal remains of Canadian service members. She will explain the multidisciplinary process, giving examples of successful and unsuccessful identifications.

Come early for the Education session, from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.:  “No. 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station (WW1)”, with Sheila Dooho Faure. The chaplains stationed at No.1 CCCS kept journals of all deaths at the station. BIFHSGO volunteers transcribed the diaries and, as a WWI centenary project, decided to honour these soldiers by writing a short biography for each soldier.

Both talks are free. BIFHSGO memberships available. Free parking at Ben Franklin Place. Details: https://www.bifhsgo.ca

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