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Nanaimo Family History Society April 15 Meeting

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday, April 15, 2024 – Hybrid
Marianne Rasmus of Ottawa, Ontario – A RUSSIAN REVELATION:  A FAMILY SHAPED BY SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL EVENTS.
We have all hit our fair share of brick walls while doing family history research, but how about an ‘Iron Curtain’?  When Marianne Rasmus began exploring her family history, little was known about her maternal grandmother’s ancestry. Her grandmother had died before Marianne knew to ask her about her childhood, her emigration from Communist Russia in 1926, or how she adjusted to life in Canada. Starting with a handful of names, Marianne will reveal the process and sources used to discover a deep maternal heritage about which she knew little, and the circumstances which made it challenging to learn.
 
Marianne Rasmus will share how historical events in both Canada and Europe affected her grandmother in a life-altering fashion, and how perseverance and a little DNA shed light on long-unanswered questions.

This meeting starts at 6:30 pm and is Hybrid, meaning our members can gather in person at Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo or view the speaker remotely via Zoom.

Visit our website at https://nanaimofamilyhistory.ca/membership/ to learn more about NFHS or contact us via email at infonfhs@gmail.com with questions.

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Date:
April 15
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Website:
https://nanaimofamilyhistory.ca/membership/

Organizer

Nanaimo Family History Society
Email:
info@nanaimofamilyhistory.ca
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Venue

Beban Park Social Centre
2300 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 3K7 Canada
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