08 March 2012

BIFHSGO March meeting

March 10, 2012

9:30-10:00 am Browse the Discovery Tables and New Computer (ask questions)

10:00-11:30 Monthly Meeting

Doing Family Tree Research in your Pajamas
by Ken McKinlay

The basics of researching your family tree haven't changed much but what has changed is the availability of information that can be found without even leaving the comfort of your home. The talk will cover key aspects of using the Internet to locate and record information concerning your ancestors. What is needed to record and preserve what is found, web sites that are treasure troves of information and tips to possibly break through that brick wall will be some of the topics covered.

About the Speaker
Ken McKinlay's background is as a computer network and security specialist. His foray into family tree research started with three simple family stories that he wanted to confirm or refute. He has now been researching his family tree for about 12 years making use of the Internet as his primary means of locating relevant documents and also discovering new cousins. He is currently working on the Canadian Records certificate offered through the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Come early and browse our Discovery Tables on England, Ireland & Scotland. Meet with family history experts. Free parking is available in the lots east of the building only on Saturdays. Do not use the lot west of the building.

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