Monday, October 10, 2016

Introducing ... Our Workshop Speakers: Ruth Blair

Ruth Blair is one of our 2 speakers at our first "Day of Learning" - British Isles Research from Afar. She will be doing 3 talks for us on October 29th: 
  • Researching Your English and Welsh Ancestors
  • Taking Your Irish Ancestors Back Over the Pond
  • Researching Your Scots-Irish Ancestors: Canada and Beyond

Ruth Blair is a professional genealogist and lecturer based in Oakville, Ontario. She has been doing family history research for over 30 years. Ruth has researched her family history from Canada to Ireland, England, Scotland, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. She has her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies for Canada, England and Ireland from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Ruth has written two books: Planning a Genealogical Trip to Ireland: the Research Trail in Dublin helps novice research travellers prepare for their trip and gives advice on using the various repositories in Dublin. Her second book, Remembering Trafalgar Township, commemorates the township’s 200th anniversary.
Ruth is the author of The Passionate Genealogist blog. She is a member of the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Ontario Genealogical Society, Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society, Genealogical Society of Ireland, Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society and the National Genealogical Society. 

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