17 February 2014

The mysterious genetics of genealogists

Although the gene, or genes, responsible remain elusive to science experience tells that we genealogists have traits in common:

- we love sharing our family history stories,
- we look to save money; offer a discount and if at all interested we pounce,
- we procrastinate, as if a competition existed, the winner being the one to join in as late as possible without missing out on anything.
Family history conference organisers take advantage by offering a sharing opportunities and advance registration discounts.

That's what's happening now with the OGS Conference (link is to pdf conference brochure) being staged in St Catharines, 1-4 May. Early birds save $20 on registrations by the end of February.

That's also the case for OGS Ottawa Branch's GENE-O-RAMA 2014, March 21-22, being held at the Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa. Save $5 by registering before 28 February.

You can register now if you're concerned you might forget - could that be another genetic trait? I'll have another reminder posting on the 28th for those unable to resist the dictates of the genealogy gene.

Don`t forget the other deadline for saving, on an Ancestry.ca subscription.

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