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Reminder for Upcoming Ottawa Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Date: Saturday, 19 January 2013

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

• 1:00-1:30: Free refreshments (cookies, tea, coffee) and networking

• 1:30-3:00: Shipwrecks and Sorrows: Maiden voyage of the 100th Regiment

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Room 115 (map)

Topic: Shipwrecks and Sorrows: Maiden Voyage of the 100th Regiment

Speaker: Kurt Johnson

Brief Overview:

Shipping out to Canada in 1805, the new 100th Regiment of 900 Irish soldiers aboard five troopships met with maritime disasters in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only seven survived one shipwreck off Newfoundland while 340 men, women and children on that tall ship died. Two other troopships were wrecked off Nova Scotia. This talk will be presented by historical researcher, and Board Member of the Goulbourn Museum, Kurt Johnson.

This meeting may be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person. We will be using Live Meeting 2007 which is compatible with Windows PCs. Use this link (http://ogsottawa.on.ca/live-meeting-information//) for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at: https://www304.livemeeting.com/cc/genealogicalstudies/join?id=OttawaOGSMeeting&role=attend&pw=MembersDec2011

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/