06 August 2010

One World One Family Conference - August 21, 2010

Folks in Southern Ontario have a rare August opportunity to attend a one day genealogy event. Organized by the Brampton Ontario Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it will give you the opportunity to hear seven presentations, a choice of as many as five speakers in each of five time slots plus two plenary sessions.

Paul F. Smart, from Utah, gives the opening plenary We all have Ancestors, Now what do we do about it? He will also speak on "Major British Sources for Family History Research" and "Unusual Sources for Tracing British Ancestors"

Brian Gilchrist closes the meeting with a plenary on The Changing Face of Genealogy. He will also lecture on "The Basics of Research in Ontario—Inline and Online Helps" and "Canadian Immigration Records Prior to 1950".

While Brampton is quite a journey from Ottawa there are two Ottawa speakers on the program.

Lesley Anderson, from Ancestry.ca and with whom I'll be sharing the Seminar program for the Comox Valley Family History Research Group at Courtenay on September 25, will present "How to Search on Ancestry.ca".

Shirley-Ann Pyefinch, Director of the Ottawa Stake Family History Centre, presents "Family History Preservation and Conservation"

The cost is $15 which includes a boxed lunch.

Thanks to Frank McGonigal for the tip.

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