Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022 The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa
The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa

June 25 – 2:00 PM – Stream B – Researching the Bluebirds: On the Trail of the Canadian Nursing Sisters

Summary  

This presentation will focus on the research process that allowed us to reconstruct the personal and professional trajectories of Canada’s First World War Nursing Sisters 

Outline 

This presentation is based on more than twenty years of research on the Canadian Nursing Sisters of the First World War. It will focus particularly on the military nurses from Ontario. We will highlight the methodology and sources that we used to reconstruct the personal and professional trajectories of these women pioneers. We will also discuss some of the main challenges that researchers faced when tracking down professional women from the beginning of the 20th century as well as provide a list of recommended -and often little-known- records and resources to consult.