16 March 2014

Gene-O-Rama March 21-22, 2014

The 30th Gene-O-Rama takes place only a week away on March 21-22.  If you haven't already registered, there is still time!  Registration information can be found here:  http://ogsottawa.on.ca/gene-o-rama/

We are really excited for this year's event!  We have lined up some great presentations for you.  Here are just a few you can look forward to:

  • Excited to learn more about the largest collection of genealogical information on the planet at Gene-O-Rama?  Even if you have used familysearch.org before, Shirley-Ann Pyefinch will tell you about all the newest features! 
  • Get ready to identify your genes!  Anglo-Celtic Connections blogger John Reid is ready to untangle your 'Genetic Genealogy'. 
  • Local genealogy guru Glenn Wright and Ancestry.ca's Lesley Anderson will be educating us about the Military settlements in Richmond, Perth and Lanark - and since many Canadians can trace their ancestry to Eastern Ontario, there should be useful information for almost everyone! 
  • Wherethestorytakesme.ca author Jane MacNamara from Toronto will be telling us about the evolution of women's property rights in Ontario - and the records associated with land ownership contain some of the richest genealogical treasures out there. 
  • Hoping to learn more about your First World War ancestor? The work being done by volunteers at the Rideau Township History Society and the Rideau Branch of the City of Ottawa Archives should showcase sources you can use while learning more about the young men from Rideau Township who gave their lives during that global conflict. 
  • Hoping to overcome your brickwall at Gene-O-Rama?  Ken McKinlay is ready to educate you about various ways to work around them, using real-life examples!  
See you there!

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