Genealogists lost a good friend this morning. J. Brian Gilchrist passed away in Brampton, Ontario.
Brian was a popular genealogy speaker and author. I met him several times. The first meeting was in Toronto in the summer of 2004 and was one I will never forget. Everyone enjoyed his presentations and especially the humor he injected into his talks. However, it was also obvious to everyone in the audience that Brian also was an expert genealogist who knew the topic of his presentation well. He was the author of many publications and also was an active member of a number of genealogy organizations.
You can read more about J. Brian Gilchrist in a an article by Gail Dever, published in the Genealogy à la carte blog, at http://goo.gl/s5hsBJ.