24 October 2014
The Ryan Taylor/J. Brian Gilchrist Memorial Lecture - Saturday October 25th
Saturday, October 25, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Room 115
City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive.
The Ryan Taylor/J. Brian Gilchrist Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Dr. Jean-Luc Pilon
Topic: A Research Journey into WWI and WWII Medals, & eBay
Dr. Pilon will describe how twists and turns in his family history research, beginning with ancestors enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, led to the acquisition of long-lost military medals found on eBay, the story of the local ancestor to whom they were awarded in World War Two, and a moving graveside visit. A short video about this story will also be screened. Dr. Pilon is the Curator of Ontario Archaeology at the Canadian Museum of History and an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University. He studied Anthropology and Archaeology and obtained his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Toronto.