Camrose Branch, of the Alberta Genealogical Society presents:
A retired geologist, Wayne now spends most of his time researching, writing and consulting on family history.
Over time, Wayne has published several articles in Family Tree Magazine, Devon Family Historian, Perth County Profiles, The Chinook, Coontin Kin, Crossroads and Relatively Speaking. Many of his written pieces have demonstrated that mankind has always had to adapt to the ever-changing physical environments in which they lived. Those articles are rooted from stories about families that were both negatively and positively impacted by changes to their habitat and to disasters which sometimes overwhelmed them.
In addition to general family history research, Wayne continues to be active in collecting and writing about natural phenomena and their impacts on people and communities. This has resulted in a pioneering publication Surviving Mother Nature’s Tests: The effects climate change and other natural phenomena have had on the lives of our ancestors. It relates to many of the situations observed in nature over the past several centuries. You can purchase Wayne's book from Gen eBooks.
Saturday, 15 September 2018
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Camrose Public Library,
4710 - 50th Avenue, Camrose, Alberta
**There is no registration. Admission is free.**
Genealogy and the Little Ice Age
Genealogists seek information about their ancestors from as far back in time as possible, but not all researchers will realize some of the most important records we find were created during the time of the Little Ice Age (1300 to 1850 AD). Understanding the physical conditions under which people lived is important in order to assemble the most complete histories of families. The presentation will offer information and perspective concerning studies of the families living during that inhospitable era. Examples of the effects of natural phenomena on people and communities, drawn from resources normally consulted by genealogists, will be shown.
Using parish and other records to determine how natural phenomena affected people and communities
Natural phenomena – including long-term changes to environment, gradual changes to physical habitats, and disasters resulting from rapidly-moving events – significantly affected the lives and livelihoods of our ancestors. Finding information that demonstrates what events occurred and how they impacted people and communities is an important part in constructing complete family histories. This presentation will involve a discussion of what types of information are available, and where it might be found, including: parish records, newspapers and periodicals, commercial data, maps, scientific reports and historical publications.
Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Time: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Camrose Public Library, 4710 - 50th Avenue, Camrose, AB
Registration: there is no registration, or admission fee
**Bring your own lunch. Complimentary snacks, coffee, tea and water will be available throughout the afternoon.**
Camrose Branch, Alberta Genealogical Society
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