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2184December Meeting

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  • Adrienne Horne
    Nov 30, 2003
      The next meeting for the AFHS is on Dec 1, 2003 at the former Southminster United Church, 3818 14a ST SW. 
      BASICS SESSION:  6:30pm 
      Topic: Basic Scottish Research
      Helen Backhouse is well known to AFHS members, since she joined the Society in the 1980s and has been an active volunteer for many years.  She is our indispensable AFHS librarian and has been involved in moving the library to new premises three times – an arduous task performed cheerfully.


      Helen’s Scottish connection is on the maternal side:  her grandfather was

      born on board ship as his family was emigrating from Aberdeen to Ontario.  The family name, DIACK, is reported to have come from two brothers who turned up in Aberdeenshire in the 1700's.  Helen is familiar with the most common records for pursuing Scottish ancestry, and tonight she will talk about the main sources and the AFHS library holdings used in “Basic Scottish Research”.

      MAIN MEETING: 7:15pm
      Topic: Family Treasures Night
      Have you wondered about how to protect those diaries of your Grandmothers or what to do with the pictures Aunt Bessie gave you?  Perhaps you have other precious artifacts that members of the family have inherited and which are now in your possession. 
      Tonight’s speaker is Heather Dumka from Glenbow Museum.  Heather is the Objects Conservator at the museum and she has the answers to how to protect many of those problem items.
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