Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Where to get your family history fix: 2 November

There are three options if you're looking for an Ontario family history event to attend this Saturday, November 2.

The largest is likely the 3rd Annual Genealogy Fair in Kitchener at the City Hall Rotunda.  Exhibitors and  free genealogy workshops. Presentations include:

Genealogy and the Law in Canada, with Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson, University of Western Ontario
Ontario Wills and Estate Files for Family Historians, with Jane E. MacNamara, wherethestorytakesme.ca
Do Local History & Family History Mix? with Ruth Burkholder, RMB Genealogical Services
Roll Up Your Sleeves! A Trip to the Archives, with Amanda Hill, Archives Association of Ontario

Closer to Ottawa, The Lanark County Genealogical Society meets at the Lamark Archives, 1920 Concession 7 Road, Drummond Centre,  At 1:30 pm Brenda Krauter will present "Little by Little from Co. Mayo to Fitzroy and Beyond"

"Learn how the “Little” family came to Canada from Ireland during the Potato Famine, the story of a long ago family feud and a surprising discovery in an 1851 census. Through her dedicated research she successfully knocked down the brick wall created by the 1851 census record."
Finally, OGS Simcoe Branch will host Marian Press speaking on "Googling for Genealogy". The meeting starts at 2 pm at the LDS Church, 79 Ferris Lane in Barrie.

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