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Just a reminder that the January meeting will be on Wed. Jan 25 at 7 PM
at the AFHS library. The topic is How the Scots Invented the Modern
World and Everything In It. This is a book by Arthur Herman. While we
do not want to discourage anyone who just wants to come and listen, our
presenter, Donna Kirkwood, is hoping this will be a book study which
means some of us should have read the book in advance. There should be
copies available in the public library. Chapters and other vendors
would be happy to sell you a copy, as well.
The topic for our Feb. 14 meeting is Death and all the death related
activities and implications which relate to our genealogical and family
history research. This is a good opportunity for those who would like
to participate but are reluctant to take on a major presentation or to
put themselves forward as an expert:
one or more causes of death and the archaic medical terminology therefore,
epidemics locally or world-wide,
cemeteries we have explored,
gravestone transcriptions and where to find them,
life expectancy issues,
rapid remarriage in the days of strict division of labour between the
obituaries vs death notices,
death registrations and how to access them,
buried in woollen,
murder most foul
starvation and exposure following eviction
The topic for March 22 is How the Irish Saved Civilization. This is
also the title of a very good book but it deals with the 1st
millennium. As we enter the 3rd millennium, perhaps it covers a period
somewhat too early to be of practical use in our family history
research. Anyway, the topic is Ireland and what the Irish and the Irish
diaspora has accomplished. I am suggesting that we have this meeting at
Joyce on 4th. This is an Irish pub/restaurant with live music some
nights at 9 PM.
March 26 the topic is The Military.
May 24 the topic is Research Trip(s).
- The next meeting of the Celtic SIG will be on Saturday Jan 28 at 10:00
AM at the AFHS library. We will be discussing best approaches to
Scottish family history research.