Genealogy As A Historical Tool: The Case Of The Minnie Bell (Ottawa)

Date(s) - Sat, Sep 17, 2022
13:00 - 15:00

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Title: Genealogy As A Historical Tool: The Case Of The Minnie Bell

Speaker: Paul Harrison, photographer, image archivist & occasional historian for the Workers’ History Museum

Details: The presentation describes how a single image in the Museum’s image collection became the launching point for a history of a wide-ranging Ottawa-based tug’s many adventures in the 1885 – 1920 period.  From there, with the help of a genealogically-inclined relative, information was compiled on the family that owned her, and what could be learned and surmised about their history.  Paul will conclude with some reflections on how the tools of history and genealogy, as they intermingled in this project, have become at least mutually-supporting, if not indistinguishable.

When: 17 Sep  2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (Coffee, tea and cookies available at 12:30)

You are invited to a Hybrid meeting. We will be live in the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115) but will also be using Zoom to webcast if you cannot join us in person.

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All Ottawa Branch monthly presentations are open to the public at no charge.