Calendar

Jan
26
Sat
Genealogy: Back to Basics – Genealogy Drop-In
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

All Welcome; Come join us! Drop in to get some help on your family tree, share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research. Experienced researchers from Ottawa Branch will be here to answer questions & help you get the most from library resources. Bring your laptop, or tablet too! If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us! Sessions are free and open to all.

*Coffee and tea will be available throughout the morning.

Genealogy: Back to Basics – Topic tba
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome to Genealogy: Back To Basics! Genealogy B2B is a short lecture on a genealogical topic, followed by a Q & A session with Ottawa Branch members. If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us! Sessions are free and open to all.

*Coffee and tea will be available throughout the morning.

Ottawa Branch Presentation: tba
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1:00-1:30: networking and refreshments
1:30-3:00: presentation

Title: tbd
Speaker:tbd

Regrettably, due to ongoing technical difficulties broadcasting the Ottawa Branch presentations, webcasting has been discontinued.

Presentation: Cemetery and Monument Conservation
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1:00-1:30: networking and refreshments
1:30-3:00: presentation

Title: Cemetery and Monument Conservation (rescheduled from September
Speaker: Catherine Paterson, PhD

This presentation will focus on the principles and practices of monument conservation in Ontario cemeteries. Using examples from several recent projects, this talk will highlight how caring for cemeteries can draw from their significance to past and present communities.

Regrettably, due to ongoing technical difficulties broadcasting the Ottawa Branch presentations, webcasting has been discontinued.

Jan
27
Sun
Open Meeting @ Brant County Ogs
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guest Speaker of Brant OGS, on January 27th, 2019, 2 p.m., Dave Levac will speak about  MY CREE ANCESTRY which he discovered recently.  Dave is the retired Ontario Liberal  MPP for Brant and was Speaker of the House.

Looking for a family activity on Family Day, Monday, February 18? A free workshop Scrapbooking Your Genealogy For Families will be offered at the Brant County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Resource Centre, 118 Powerline Road, Brantford, for up to two children between 10 and 12 years accompanied by up to 2 relatives. Pre-Register by February 13, 2019 at brantevents@ogs.on.ca for the morning session – 10:00 to 12:00, or afternoon 1:00 to 3:00.  Include names of those attending, phone number and email address. See our website at https.//brant.ogs.on.ca.  To prepare, bring a list of your parents, grand-parents and great grandparents, and 2 copies of two photos.  We will provide supplies and refreshments.

Feb
2
Sat
Land Records as a Genealogical Source @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Gary French
Topic: Land Records as a Genealogical Source

Feb
3
Sun
Ohsweken Genealogical Society
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ohsweken Genealogical Society meet 1-4 pm at Woodland Centre.

Potluck lunch

Every month 2nd Sunday, except holiday weekends

Feb
5
Tue
Genealogy Drop-In @ Ottawa Public Library
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop in anywhere from 2-4pm to work on your family tree, share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research. Specialists from OPL and the Ontario Genealogical Society will be here to answer questions & help you get the most from library resources.  Bring your laptop, or tablet too! All Welcome; Come join us!

British Study Group @ Brant County OGS Resource Centre
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Brit meets each month, the first Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm, in our Resource Centre.

We meet to help with the knowledge of other researchers that have learned much in their years of researching and are able to give some ideas where to search next.

Our Resource Centre does have many books etc relating to British research.

We donate a Tooney ($2) at each meeting which is donated to the Resource Centre to help with expenses of our branch

So Remember

Do not forget to bring your family tree information with you

Everyone is welcome and bring a friend

Feb
11
Mon
Essex County Branch November Presentation @ Windsor Public Library, Central Branch
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exploring DNA

Join us to explore how DNA can assist you in your family history research. Several Essex OGS Operating Committee members will provide information and share their experiences with DNA testing and results.

Everyone welcome!

Doors open at 6:30 so come early and visit.