Sunday, December 10, 2017

New Time! DNA Special Interest Group Meets Wed. Dec. 20th

The December meeting of the Durham Region Branch's DNA Special Interest Group will start at 7 p.m.

This was suggested by those attending the last meeting and make sense at this time of year.

The meeting will be held at the Branch Office at the base of the old NavCanada tower on the south field of the Oshawa Airport. Access is from Rossland road and turn north on Stevenson Rd. (There is no access from Taunton Rd.)

At the beginning of the meeting, there will be a general discussion on beginning DNA for the benefit of newcomers. This will be followed by more advanced discussion for our long-time members. Time permitting, a DNA webinar will be viewed.

All are welcome!

Monday, November 6, 2017

"Grow Our Family" Campaign Opened Nov. 1st

The Ontario Genealogical Society's membership season has begun, and for the second year we're trying to Grow Our Family by matching renewing members with new recruits ( or at least those who haven't been a member for two years). 

Any member of the Ontario Genealogical Society renewing their membership can receive a 50% discount other membership fee simply by bringing in a new member with them. And the new member gets the same great deal - Society membership for $31.50!! Branch fees are extra.

So, if you're already a member, invite someone to join you.

If you want to become a member, come to our meeting this Tuesday, Nov. 7th at 7:30 at our NEW location: Bobby Orr Room at the Civic Recreation Complex, 199 Thornton Road S., Oshawa. One of our members will be very willing to sponsor you and save 50% at the same time! See the previous post for topic & speakers details.

If you can't come to our November meeting, save the date of Dec. 5th for our December meeting, same time, same place, but with Christmas "goodies".

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

November Meeting - New Location

Durham Region Branch will be holding their general meeting on Nov. 7th at 7:30 p.m.

New Location: The Branch has moved the venue for their meetings to the Bobby Orr Room, Civic Recreation Complex, 199 Thornton Rd. S., Oshawa. Parking is free.

The Durham Region Branch presents Sher Leetooze and Robert Bell who will be talking about some of the churches in Oshawa and Bowmanville. With the help of pictures we will learn where they were and what they looked like originally and where they are today.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hurry - Free Webinars Offer Ends Sept 21st

Legacy Family Tree Webinars is celebrating their 7th Anniversary by allowing everyone access to their 15 most requested webinars.

Time is running out! The free week of viewing started on Thursday Sept. 14th and there are 4 days left to have a marathon of learning pleasure.

The original post is on Legacy News here.

Which classes are free?
  • Finding Your Early 1800s US Ancestors Online with James M. Baker, PhD, CG
  • Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners with Marian Pierre-Louis
  • Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy with Diahan Southard
  • FamilyBrowse - Another Way to Look at with Mary Kircher Roddy
  • Google Search Strategies for Common Surnames with Lisa Louise Cooke
  • Watch Geoff Live: Adding Online Records to Legacy with Geoff Rasmussen
  • Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records with Tom Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL
  • Ten Hidden Resources Every Genealogist Should Know with Lisa Alzo
  • Tips and Tricks to Organizing Your Genealogy with Shannon Combs-Bennett
  • Digital Images for Genealogists and Technologists with Geoff Rasmussen
  • Locating Pennsylvania Vital and Religious Records with Lisa Alzo
  • Finding and Using Land Ownership Maps with Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
  • Using Evernote for Genealogy with Lisa Louise Cooke
  • 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know with Gena Philibert-Ortega
  • Crafting Ancestor Profiles from Start to Finish with Lisa Alzo

I have found that a membership to this service is well worthwhile.

Friday, September 15, 2017

DNA Special Interest Group Meeting September 20th

The DNA Special Interest Group Meeting will be held on Wed., September 20th at 7:30 pm in the Branch Office.

All are welcome and we will have our usual question and answer period.

Friday, September 1, 2017

"Canada 150, An Oshawa Perspective" (Lisa Terech, of the Oshawa Museums)

Our September meeting will take place at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 5th in the Auditorium of the Oshawa Public Library on Bagot St., Oshawa

"Canada 150, An Oshawa Perspective" (Lisa Terech, of the Oshawa Museums)

Oshawa Museums 60 Years

This year celebrates an important milestone in the history of Canada, marking 150 years since the British North America Act of 1867 came into effect, resulting in the creation of Canada. Our confederation was many years in the making, and our own Oshawa residents played important roles in the development and growth of our country. 

Mini-Talk: - by Stephen Wood, about usng the new indexes at the General Register Office of the U.K.

Our meetings are often streamed on YouTube starting at 7:30. Our channel for streaming is channel/UCiHiKL0pfzXzG- G9YARS8Sg/live 

Library parking is free after 6 p.m.

“This program is not sponsored by the Oshawa Public Library and does not carry any responsibility for its content”

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DNA Special Interest Group August Meeting

The DNA Special Interest Group Meeting will be held on Wed., August 16th at 7:30 pm in the Branch Office.

All are welcome and we will have our usual question and answer period.

Nancy will share her experience with the Lazarus project on GEDmatch.