Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Getting Connected with your Past in Ottawa

Well known Canadian genealogist Lesley Anderson is again offering classes and workshops through the Ottawa Catholic School Board. From the guide description:

"Getting Connected with your Past!

Join these fun and interesting courses designed for those who would like to find out about their ancestors. We will be looking at what you need to get started and what resources are available both on the Internet and in the community.

Genealogy – Level 1
Come and rattle those bones in your family tree!
This is a fun 8-week course on how to get started using both online computer resources and offline community resources. We will concentrate on using Ancestry.com’s genealogical databases and other Internet websites. We will be discussing: Getting Organized, Good GenealogyWebsites, Civil Registration, Parish Records and Census Records. Two classes will be spent on
field trips.
Fall Dates 2014
8 Weeks, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $110 + HST
Holy Trinity Wed Start Oct 1

Genealogy – Level 2
We continue on our quest to find our ancestors… This course will discuss: Review of Level 1 Resources, Passenger Lists, Online Family Trees, Military Records, Newspapers, Wills and
Other Records. We will concentrate on using the Ancestry.ca website and other Internet resources.
One class will be taken up with a field trip.
Winter Dates 2015
6 Weeks, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $78 + HST
Holy Trinity Wed Start Jan 28

Searching Effectively on Ancestry
This workshop will provide an overview of Ancestry. Topics include: getting started, membership/logging in; customizing your home page; quick links and message boards;
shoebox; keywords; card catalog; viewing, printing and saving images; Ancestry Member Connect; what’s new and where to find help! We’ll also look at the various searches: global search, category search and websearch, as well as the different search options: exact matches, variations and wildcards. Note: participants will have access to Ancestry.ca/World Deluxe.
Fall Dates 2014
Workshop, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $25 + HST
St. Pius X Sat Oct 4
Winter Dates 2015
Workshop, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $25 + HST
St. Pius X Sat Jan 24

Starting your Online Family Tree
The workshop will cover the following: managing your online tree (privacy settings, inviting others
& viewing); profile pages; tree hints – auto searching; attaching records to someone in your tree; source citation; viewing & printing a family tree – group sheets & pedigree charts; member
connect – merging info from other family trees & contacting other members. We’ll also answer the questions what happens when I leave ancestry as a paying member? Finally we’ll have an overview of Family Tree Maker 2012 Software for computers. Note: participants will have access to
Ancestry.ca/World Deluxe.
Fall Dates 2014
Workshop, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm $25 + HST
St. Pius X Sat Oct 4
Winter Dates 2015
Workshop, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm $25 + HST
St. Pius X Sat Jan 24"

Find out more at http://continuingeducation.ottawacatholicschools.ca/content.php?doc=28,
and look for the details on page 23 of the program guide (linked from the top ribbon).


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