28 June 2015

Scottish Coats of Arms

I copied the following from the Scottish Clans and Families Facebook page:

In Scotland Coats of Arms are owned by an individual not a family, there are companies out there mis-selling coats of arms as 'family' coats of arms. Just to warn people who have just joined the group. The Clan/Family wear the clan crest - not the coat of arms (know its very confusing) - here's a post explaining more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scottishclans/permalink/10152869197823956/

 Officers, 2009

Gene-O-Rama 2016

Mark your calendars. Gene-O-Rama 2016 will be 1-2 April 2016.

26 June 2015

Ottawa Branch events: Saturday, June 27th

Saturday, 27 June Ottawa Branch 

10:30am Genealogy: Back to Basics - Ottawa Resources 
City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115) 

Welcome to Genealogy: Back To Basics! Genealogy B2B is a short lecture on a genealogical topic, followed by a Question and Answer session with Ottawa Branch members. If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us!  This month's topic is "Ottawa Resources" with Mike More 

Coffee and tea will be available throughout the morning. 

1:00pm Ottawa Branch AGM & Presentation: "Researching British Home Children – An Education" 
City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115) 

1:00-1:30: Networking and Refreshments 
1:30-3:00: AGM and Presentation Annual General Meeting followed by our monthly presentation. This month's presentation will be "Researching British Home Children – An Education". Gloria Tubman will discuss publicly available information about British Home Children, the majority who came to Canada during the period of 1869 to 1939. Some of the information presented may dispel previously accepted ideas about Home Children. A research case will demonstrate the information in the public domain that one can expect to uncover while searching for information on a Home Child or any other person.  

This meeting will be simulcast for members who can't join us in person. To join the meeting, go to: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/ottawaogs/ 

3:00pm Computer Special Interest Group 
City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, ON room 115 

The Computer Special Interest Group meets following the branch's monthly meeting to share experiences with Genealogy and computers.

23 June 2015

Safe Solutions for hard to read tombstones

Kathryn Lake Hogan UE posted the following link for reading tombstones on the Ontario Genealogical Society Facebook page: http://www.ncgenweb.us/newhanover/cem1.html

I have been a proponent of treating tombstone properly for many years and I am glad to see this on one website. Another good site is The Association for Gravestone Studies at https://www.gravestonestudies.org/.

10 Free Canadian Genealogy Websites

Family History Daily has recently posted a great list of 10 Free Canadian Genealogy Websites. You can visit it here:
10 Free Canadian Genealogy Websites

05 June 2015

Military Settlers: The Second Annual Kawartha Conference by Kawartha Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Saturday, Oct 3
Peterborough ON

Speakers will discuss the political and military situation in the UK and Canada, useful records, and several military settlement schemes.

Cost $35, includes snacks and lunch.
Registration is essential.
Watch for announcements.

03 June 2015

Saturday meetings

Although the Main Branch of the City Archives is not involved with Doors Open Ottawa 2015, doors will be open at 100 Tallwood for Ottawa Branch's Back to Basics at 10:30 am, the monthly presentation at 1pm and the Computer Group at 3pm. The Research Room on the third floor will also be staffed throughout the day. More details are at http://ogsottawa.on.ca/