Events & Contact


A bugler of the Alderley Edge Girl Guides Company outside her tent during a camp in Dorset, ca. 1917. Imperial War Museum, © IWM (Q 108290).

Saturday, January 12, 2019

  • Tracy and Kristen will be speaking to the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa as part of their monthly meeting series. We’ll focus on the topic of transforming family history into a great story. The meeting begins at 9 a.m., with our talk starting at 10 a.m. The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa. The event is free and open to the public.

April 25-28, 2019

  • Tracy and Kristen will be at the 1000 Islands Writers Festival in Gananoque, Ontario. Details to follow.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

  • Kristen will be speaking to the London Middlesex Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, exploring the nuts and bolts of family research, and how to weave your finds into a compelling tale. 10 a.m., London Family History Centre, 1139 Riverside Drive, London, Ontario. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 27, 2019

If the logistics work, we’re happy to visit with readers and writers as well as history and genealogy groups. We speak on a variety of topics related to the book, and to the Victorian, Edwardian and WW1 eras. Our favourite subject is “Digging Up Stories,” in which we share some of the fascinating resources we used to create The Cowkeeper’s Wish. We give specific examples of where we found ancestors “wandering insane,” charged with crimes, dying in workhouses, and fighting in the First World War. We also discuss the family archive, and talk about how personal resources can be helpful in building a story. Participants are welcome to bring questions about their research subjects, as well as letters, photographs, and ephemera they’re using in their own work.

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