Monday, 20 June 2011

Canadian developments

A couple of quick bits of local news before I head back to Scotland!

Toronto Branch of the OGS is bringing Audrey Collins to speak to them on Monday 19 September 2011. Here's the blurb:

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a special evening for family historians with British ancestors. Audrey Collins, Family History Specialist at The National Archives, UK, will be presenting a two-part lecture entitled “What’s On at TNA”, commencing at 7:30 p.m. This lecture will be held at the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto, at the North York Centre subway station. Discounts are available for OGS members. For details on cost and how to register for this event, visit

Audrey is a great speaker, I introduced her talk last year at the National Family History Fair, and then enjoyed an hour of some top info about the UK's largest archive - well worth going along. Oh, and did I mention she's a Glaswegian..?! To get a taste, here's an interview I recorded with her at WDYTYA this year in London:

Also from Canada, John Reid from Anglo-Celtic Connections has announced a new blog from BIFHSGO, now available at, and an interview he has recorded with Helen Osborn from Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd. Well worth listening, and don't forget to check out the Pharos site for family history courses on all sorts, including two on Scottish resources, at

(With thanks to Gwyneth Pearce)


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