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The Department of History of Memorial University, the Newfoundland and Labrador Family History Society and the Archives Association of Newfoundland and Labrador present A Soldier or Sailor in the Family: Getting into the Primary Evidence.

Faculty members Valerie Burton and Mark Humphries are historians of merchant seafaring and of the military respectively. In this session they will discuss some of the ways that the 19th and 20th-century documents with which they are familiar can be read to illuminate a personal and collective past that reaches beyond more conventionally conceived history. Whether you know there was a soldier or sailor in the family or not, come along to discover the rewards of exploring the archive.

A Soldier or Sailor in the Family: Getting into the Primary Evidence begins at 7.30 p.m. at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Parking is available.

This panel is the first of the series in which members of Memorial’s Department of History bring aspects of their research to the general public.                                                                                      

The series is supported from the Arts Research Initiative. The department thanks the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Archives Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for their co-operation in organizing and publicizing the session on Feb. 26. Further presentations will be made in March and early April at the Rocket Room, in St. John’s.

Organizations: Department of History, Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, Archives Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Marine Institute

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