30 March 2014

Trains and Tombstones

I know that there is at least one other person who shares both of my hobbies of Genealogy and Model Railroading. So it seems an auspicisous year to have them both converge a couple of times this year. 

My previous blog describes the participation of Ottawa's genealogy community at the Ottawa Zoomer Show on 26-27 April. At the same time, in another room at the Ernst & Young Centre,
the Ottawa 2014 Train Expo show (http://ottawatrainexpo.com/ ) will be taking place. If you are paying the price of parking, why not take in both at the same time.

Likewise, the Ontario Genealogical Society's Conference 2014 is taking place in St Catharines from 1-4 May (http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2014/index.php). Not far away at Niagara College, Grapevine Express 2014, the annual Niagara Frontier Region of the National Model Railroad Association Regional Convention, is being held (http://www.grapevineexpress.ca/).

The railroads were a big part of Canadian history and heritage. Many of our ancestors either worked for the railroad, travelled on the railroad or otherwise had dealings with the railroad.

I hope to see you at one or more of these events.

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