Welcome to the
Sixth One World One Family Conference
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
at the Brampton Ontario Stake Centre of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
10062 Bramalea Road, Brampton ON
Keynote Address: Lesley Anderson - Connecting with our Ancestors is an Incredible Journey.
We feel extremely fortunate to present Lesley Anderson as the keynote speaker for our Sixth Annual One World One Family Conference. Lesley attended our first conference in 2010, and we are thrilled to welcome her back. She is one of Canada’s foremost genealogical authorities. In her keynote address, Lesley will share some of the fascinating discoveries and family history adventures she has experienced as she has researched her own family.
Lesley Anderson has been involved in the personal research of her family tree for over 40 years and her passion for genealogy has branched out to teaching classes, speaking at seminars and conferences, consulting and doing research for others. She is well known for her computer and genealogy classes offered through the Ottawa Catholic Board Continuing Ed and her “field trips” to various archives and libraries. She was the past Director of Education for BIFHSGO (British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa) and volunteers at the Ottawa Stake - LDS Family History Center where she gets great enjoyment out of helping new and experienced genealogists with their research. Lesley has worked for Ancestry.ca for over 8 years and has done numerous presentations for genealogy societies and conferences across Canada as well as TV and Radio appearances.
We welcome Lesley Anderson and Glenn Wright who will join in presenting our plenary address. These two very knowledgeable and dynamic speakers will put their heads together and share with us their Ten Best Genealogy Tips.
Glenn Wright – Archivist, author and Past President of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)
Glenn Wright is a former archivist and historian with the federal government. He has been involved in family history and genealogy for more than twenty years and is a frequent speaker at genealogical and historical societies as well as at previous Family History Conferences. While military records are his specialty, Glenn has presented on a wide range of topics, including immigration, census, Kingston Penitentiary, and Mounted Police records among others. In addition to numerous articles on family history and genealogical subjects, Glenn has published two books, The CAROLINE and Her Passengers (2002) on the immigration of his Wright family to Upper Canada in 1832 and more recently, Canadians at War, 1914-1919: A Research Guide to World War One Service Records (2010). Glenn is the past president of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO).