Thursday, 18 June 2015

Voices from the Dust - Ottawa's RootsTech 2015

This Saturday, 20 June, I'll be spending the afternoon enjoying the company of fellow genealogists at the Ottawa Family History Centre. This free annual event open to all features live presentations augment by selected videos from RootsTech earlier this year.

The live presentations are:

Session 1 (1:30pm - 2:30pm) A Place for You and Me by Shirley-Ann Pyefinch
Parish Records – A Resource For Family Historians by Gloria Tubman 
Your Family History in Book Form as an Enduring Heirloom by Magdalene Carson
You've Mastered the Census and Basic Search, What Next? by Karen Auman (RootsTech video)

Session 2 (2:45pm - 3:45pm)
Keeping the Past: Storing and Preserving Family Archives and Memorabilia by Kyla Ubbink
Doing Family Tree Research in Your Pajamas by Ken McKinlay 
Genealogy Resources and Services at the Ottawa Public Library by Romaine Honey
Family History on the Go Using SmartPhones and Tablets by Rhona Farrier and Crystal Beutler (RootsTech video)

Session 3 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Researching Your Family History at Library and Archives Canada by Sara Chatfield
Learn FamilySearch Indexing by Brenda Bowman
Overview of the City of Ottawa Archives by Grace Lewis
Building a Genealogy Toolbox by Thomas MacEntee (RootsTech video)

Guess which presentations I'll be attending.

The Ottawa Family History Centre is at 1017 Prince of Wales Drive. There's plenty of free parking.

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