Monday, 6 September 2010

Getting Connected With Your Past, in Ottawa

If you've wanted to start exploring your family history, said you'd take lessons but didn't want to turn out after dark for an evening session, Lesley Anderson and the Ottawa Catholic School Board have the solution for you.

Starting on September 28, each Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks, Lesley is offering Genealogy - Level 1. The two-hour sessions start at 9:30am at St. Ambrose School, 175 Beech Avenue.

Come and rattle those bones in your family tree! This is a fun 4-week course on how to get started using both online computer resources and offline community resources. We will concentrate on using Ancestry's genealogical databases and other Internet websites. We will be discussing: Getting Organized, Good Genealogy Websites, Civil Registration, Parish Records, Passenger Lists and Census Records. Two classes will be spent on field trips. Class runs two times a week for four weeks.

You can continue with  Genealogy - Level 2, the same location and morning times, starting on October 26.

We continue on our quest to find our ancestors… This 3-week course will discuss: Review of Level 1 Resources, Parish and Poor Law, Directories, Wills, Military Records and Other Records. We will concentrate on using the website and other Internet resources. One class will be taken up with a field trip to the Library and Archives of Canada. Class runs two times a week for three weeks.

Lesley is also offering the Genealogy Level 1 sessions in the evening, 7-9pm, for eight weeks starting on Monday October 4 at Immaculata High School, 140 Main Street.  

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