Please join us on Friday, October 18th at 7:00 pm in Room 132 of the Archaeology Building on the U of S Campus (55 Campus Drive) for our the first speaker of fall 2019! Belinda Riehl-Fitzsimmons (Saskatchewan Archaeological Society) will be speaking on “Genealogy as Archaeology: Unearthing My Ancestors”. All are welcome to attend!
Abstract: Genealogy as Archaeology: Unearthing My Ancestors
This presentation will detail the parallels between genealogy and archaeology, and how the examination of materials left behind by her (and her husband’s) ancestors took her on adventures to Ireland, Scotland, England and Australia.
As a child, Belinda was curious about many things, like how old the broken dishes and animal bones she found on her dad’s farmland might be, to wondering where she came from. Her curious nature led to a career in archaeology, but her quest to discover more about her ancestry was fueled by her mom’s research into family history.