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.