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VGS Members Presentations Night

Speakers: 3 VGS Members

The return of an annual tradition where VGS members share their family and research stories with us. This year we have 3 member presentations for you:

Joanne Barnard (VGS Ambassador) - Searching for Grandma's Grandpa
Joanne would like to give an update on solving the mystery of who her grandmother’s paternal grandparents were. A few years ago at Members’ night, she spoke about having found the grandmother but that led to a dead end as she was “between husbands” at the relevant time. Using a combination of DNA and regular genealogy research has enabled Joanne to go some distance to finding the grandfather.

Mike Woodcock UE - The United Empire Loyal-List for Vancouver Island
After defining the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC), Mike will explain how and why he have developed a website database of over 550 Vancouver Island descendants of United Empire Loyalists.

Lois Chamberlain Thompson (VGS Communications) - 
James “Dunty the Ghost” Porteous
This is an updated version of her presentation, now including a lawsuit (sort of) and DNA.

This meeting is IN PERSON at a NEW LOCATION in the Royal Oak area. Elk Lake Inn & Suites - Holiday Inn, 4670 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC, Canada (previously a Howard Johnston hotel).  Access to the meeting room is through the Lakes Restaurant front door.

Thursday, May 11, 2023, 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Elk Lake Inn and Suites - Holiday Inn
(Meeting room via the Lakes Restaurant front door)
4670 Elk Lake Drive
Victoria, BC  V8Z 5M2

Additional Info:
Event Coordinator(s):
Monica Sheridan
Event Coordinator
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Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Please arrive 15 or 20 minutes early.
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