Thursday, 23 January 2014

OGS Ottawa Branch Monthly Meeting

Saturday January 25, 2014, 1pm – 3pm
City of Ottawa Archives, Room 115

1:00-1:30:  Networking - tea, coffee, cookies
1:30-2:15:  "Using the Almonte Gazette online database" (Matthew Moxley)
2:15-3:00:  "RetroReveal for Genealogists, a Digital Forensics Tool"  (Kyla Ubbink)

Using the Almonte Gazette online database
Matthew Moxley of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will be talking to us about the Almonte Gazette digitization project and showing us how to use the free 'Almonte Gazette -Online!' database. The Almonte Gazette has been an integral part of the town’s history and its contents can now be mined online for everything from council meetings to genealogical confirmation of births, deaths and marriages within the community and environ

RetroReveal for Genealogists, a Digital Forensics Tool
Using RetroReveal to uncover hidden text, see faded inks and photographs, and discover what may lie beneath, is as simple as taking a picture and uploading the image to this free online software. Getting the most out of it takes as little know-how and practice, but after a demonstration and a few handy pointers you will be hooked on this program and finding your own creative ways to reveal what was thought lost.

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