Thursday, August 13, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News (CGN) 13 August 2015

Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning -

New festival celebrated city's Irish roots 

Peterborough celebrated it's first Peter Robinson Festival, which was held July 31 and August the 1st at Morrow Park in the city. It was a great success, and now the organizers have their eyes on 2025 when Peterborough will celebrate it's 200th birthday.

Peter Robinson, the founder of the city, brought 2, 000 Irish settlers to the   area around Peterborough and to the Ottawa Valley in 1824-1825.  

The local newspaper has published a series of six articles on the Peter Robinson Settlers and they are in the Peterborough Examiner at Just put Peter Robinson Settlers in the search box to access the articles. 

The best place that I found which tells the complete story of the Peter Robinson Settlers is at

Early Bird prices at conference closes August 14th 

The early bird registration deadline for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa's (BIFHSGO) annual Family History Conference is tomorrow – Friday August the 14th. 

This year's conference will take place from September 18-20 in Ottawa. The conference themes are: 

· Scottish Family History

· Photographs in Genealogy

· Technology for Genealogists.

Speakers include: Maureen Taylor, Chris Paton and Thomas MacEntee. Pre-conference workshops are also offered. 

Program and registration information are available on the BIFHSGO website at

Please note the new conference venue: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario 

Meanwhile, happy researching!


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