Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Wellington County Museum and Archives.Workshops

Sometimes I wish I lived closer to southern Ontario*. It happens mainly when I learn of genealogy events like the one coming up this Saturday, September 26, at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in a Genealogy Workshop series.

Jane MacNamara is speaking on One Thing Leads to Another: Research techniques to help you follow the right ancestral trail
"Family history research is all about detective work imaging what records might exist around a life event, finding out how to find the records, gleaning every bit of information from them and letting those records lead you to the next source.  Whether you are new to genealogy, or you've been at it for a while, this workshop will reinvigorate your research with new ideas and techniques. And if much of your research has been online we'll definitely expand your horizons. There will be lots of practical examples and class participation."
Jane who writes about genealogy at is on my personal list of top ten Canadian genealogists for her educational activities like the Toronto Genealogy Summer Camp.
What you may not know, I didn't, is that Jane went to most of public school and all of high school in nearby Guelph and spent one summer during university working at the Wellington County Museum.

Forthcoming events in this series are:

Tammy Tipler-Priolo will conduct an Ancestor Investigator Biography Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 24, 2:00 pm

Glenn Wright will speak on  For King and Country: Canadians in the Great War, 1914-1918 and
Canada at War, 1939-1945: Documenting Your Second World War Ancestor on Sunday, November 15, 1:30 pm.

Find out more and register at

*That feeling about living in southern Ontario doesn't last.

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