Tuesday, February 14, 2017

DNA Special Interest Group Meeting Wednesday

We have a DNA SIG meeting this Wednesday, Feb 15th at 7:30 pm.

The meeting will be held at our Branch Office. For a map, Click Here

Nancy will be discussing some items she got at the RootsTech conference.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists

Our speaker for our February meeting will be James F. S. Thomson who will be discussing "Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists"

Maps are an essential tool in family research. James will discuss how to locate both print and digital maps that are relevant to your research and then how to select those most appropriate to your needs. Finally, he will discuss how to go about creating maps and selecting the best tools to use when preparing maps. James has spoken at OGS conferences and is always a well-informed, excellent speaker.

This meeting will only stream out the business portion. The links mentioned by James Thomson will be posted in our "Members Only website". Those in attendance will hear James' presentation and receive a handout.

Mini-talk: Anne Delong – Backing up your files: – strategies. 

Date: Feb. 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot St., Oshawa (across from City Hall), downstairs Auditorium
Parking is free after 6:00 p.m.



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

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Land of Canaan - OGS Webinar February 2nd

February OGS Webinar

Guylaine Petrin
Guylaine Petrin - Land of Canaan: Researching Black Ancestors in Canada before Confederation.
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

In 1793, the Government of Upper Canada approved a law that ensure that any slave coming into its territory was automatically freed.  Upper Canada became a haven for African Americans seeking freedom and political rights.  This correspond to a difficult period researching genealogy. While this webinar will use examples from Black genealogy, many of the sources used are useful for anyone who has ancestors who lived in Upper Canada during the same time period.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

DNA Special Interest Group Meeting Wednesday Jan. 18th


Our next meeting of the DNA Special Interest Group will be held this coming Wednesday at 7:30 pm. We will convene at the Branch Office, which is in the NavCanada tower at the south end of the Oshawa Airport.

See the Map here

Parking is available and everyone is welcome!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Truth About Ancestry's Hints



I should have known that there were drawbacks on such an easy-to-use service, such as Ancestry's shaky leaf hints, but I didn't know what they were!

The truth has surfaced, thank to Amy Johnson Crow's post on her blog posted on January 4th.

Check it out here !

There's also some good pointers in the comments.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

DNA Special Interest Group meets Dec 21st!


The Durham Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society's DNA Special Interest Group meeting will be on Wednesday, December 21st at 7:30 p.m. It will be held in the Branch Office, found at the base of the NavCan tower, Stevenson Road, Oshawa (must come from Rossland Rd. There is no access from Taunton Rd). There is some construction occurring and part of our parking lot has been taken over, but there is still enough parking available.

Nancy will be live demonstrating how to take a file from FamilyTreeDNA and upload it to GEDmatch.

Hope to see you there. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Family Tree Webinars 2017 Lineup Now Available



Registration is now open for the 2017 webinar season at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. They've got an AMAZING lineup
this coming year (76 classes). All the details are in the announcement here. Here's the link to sign up for multiple webinars at once.

If you attend live, the webinar is free, and for a few days afterwards!

If you have a subscription, then you can watch and re-watch the webinar at any time that you want to, as well as the 446 classes already in the archives. Many other benefits are mentioned in the announcement.

Here's an extra hint from me:
There are many archived webinars on this site that remain free for viewing forever. Several are sponsored by other companies like Genealogy Bank, FindMyPast, Scrapbooking, FamilySearch.org, Legacy Family Tree etc. To find these webinars, just click on the link at the top of the home page called "Webinar Library" and choose "View All - Free".


What a way to boost your education and learn more about many topics!