Webinar Recordings




For a limited time, some of our presenters have authorized us to make specified presentations available to all. If there is a live link to a presentation in the schedule below, everyone is welcome to view the presentation.

Where the speaker mentions handout materials, please be aware that handouts have been reserved for Ontario Ancestors members only.

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August 6 , 2020
Bruce Durie: Using ScotlandsPeople for ALL your Scottish Genealogy needs
July 2, 2020
Tim Janzen: Tracing Ancestral Lines in the 1700s Using DNA
June 4, 2020
Jenna Lemay: Researching Indigenous Ancestors in Northern Ontario
May 7, 2020
Beverly MacCulloch: Using Ontario’s Township Papers
April 2, 2020
Lindsey Winstone: How To Trace Your Family History Using The Archives Of Ontario’s Collections
March 5, 2020
Ute Brandenburg: Hidden Gems in German and Polish Archives and How to find them
February 6, 2020
Mags Gaulden: DNA Databases
January 2, 2020
Thomas McEntee: Smarter Search Strategies for Genealogy


Jan. 3, 2019
Thomas McEntee: Turning Genealogy Clues into Genealogy To Do's

Feb. 7, 2019
Janice Nickerson: Tackling Research Challenges: The Genealogical Proof Standard In Practice

Mar. 7, 2019
Art Taylor: Build A Custom Keyword List For Your Digital Genealogy Files

Apr. 4, 2019
Tammy Tipler-Priolo: Donkeys, Ships & Trains...One Italian Immigrant’s Journey to Ontario

May 2, 2019
Laura Hedgecock: Blogging Your Family History

June 6, 2019
Linda Reid: DNA Painter

July 4, 2019
Annette Burke Lyttle: Digging Deeper Into The Ontario Collections on Ancestry

Aug. 1, 2019
Janice Lovelace: The Underground Railroad Ends Here: Canadian Freedom for Blacks in 19th Century

Sept. 5, 2019
Eva Kujawa: Introduction To Researching Your East European Ancestors

Oct. 3, 2019
Michael Strauss: Digging Deeper with City Directories

Nov. 7, 2019
Dr Maurice Gleeson: A Step by Step Approach to working with your DNA Matches

Dec. 5, 2019
Linda Corupe: Upper Canadian Justice


Jan. 4, 2018
Thomas McEntee: Did I Get Everything? – Creating a Checklist for Genealogy Research

Feb. 1, 2018
Janice Lovelace: Researching Black Loyalist Communities in Canada

Mar. 1, 2018
Irene Robillard: Women's Institute: Tweedsmuir Community Histories

Apr. 5, 2018
Art Taylor
: Cataloging Your Digital Images Using Adobe Bridge with IPTC Cultural Heritage Panel

May 3, 2018
Lesley Anderson: Using AncestryDNA with your Family History

June 7, 2018
Peter Krogh: Camera Scanning your photographic archive

July 5, 2018
Luana Darby: Surveying the Community – Finding Clues Hidden Among the Neighbors

Aug. 2, 2018
Debra Dudek: Crime, Prison, and Punishment: Researching UK Criminal and Prisoner Records Online

Sept. 6, 2018
Donna Moughty: Navigating Online Sources for Irish Research

Oct. 4, 2018
Lynn Palermo: Writing a Family History: Turning Research into Shareable Stories

Nov. 1, 2018
Tammy Tipler-Priolo: Franco-Ontarians History & Genealogy

Dec. 6, 2018
Tina Beaird: Scotland’s Resources: There is more to Scottish research than ScotlandsPeople!


January 5, 2017
Thomas McEntee: Citing Sources and Evaluating Evidence
February 2, 2017
Guylaine Petrin: Land of Canaan: Researching Black Ancestors in Canada before Confederation
"Webinar no longer available"

March 2, 2017
Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE: What's New in Genealogy

April 6, 2017
Zbigniew Stettner: Searching for your Polish Roots: An Introduction
May 4, 2017
Jennifer Alford: Genealogy and GIS
"Webinar no longer available"

June 1, 2017
Mary Kircher Roddy: A Nose for News

July 6, 2017
Melissa Barker: It's Not All Online - Researching in Archives
August 3, 2017
Annette Burke-Lyttle: How Research Plans can up your Genealogical Game
September 7, 2017
Mary Eberle: Using DNA for Genealogy Research

October 5, 2017
Dr Janet Few: Harnessing the Facebook Generation
November 2, 2017
Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE: From East to West - Ancestral Migration through Canada
"Webinar no longer available"

December 7, 2017
Kirsty Gray: Researching your Ancestors before Civil Registration in England & Wales


January 7, 2016
Shirley L. Sturdevant: Evaluating Genealogical Sources: Building a Solid Foundation
February 4, 2016
Dr. Janet Few: A to Z of Family History: an alphabetical journey through some less well known sources for British Family History

March 3, 2016
Diahan Southard: DNA Testing and Your Ethnic Origins
April 7, 2016
Christine Woodcock: Lesser Known Databases for Scottish Genealogy
May 5, 2016
Art Taylor: Geotagging and Reverse Geocoding Your Photos
"Webinar no longer available"

June 2, 2016
Jennifer Alford: What Else is in the Newspaper?

July 7, 2016
David B. Appleton: Finding Your New England Ancestors
August 4, 2016
Annette Burke-Lyttle: What is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?
September 1, 2016
Sandra Joyce: Leave No Stone Unturned
October 6, 2016
Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE: Researching Your 20th Century Canadian Ancestors
"Webinar no longer available"
November 3, 2016
Tammy Tipler Priolo: Genealogy as a Therapeutic Tool for Stress in Today's Demanding World
"Webinar no longer available"

December 1, 2016
Dr. Janet Few: ’Til Death Us Do Part: a look at the history of medicine 1300-1948


Ontario Ancestors Monthly Webinar Series is open to all at the time of presentation. Access to webinars after presentation is a benefit of membership in Ontario Ancestors (Webinars presented by the Archives of Ontario are freely available below). All available webinars are summarized below, beginning with the most recent.