Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Genealogy Education in Ottawa

Following on the post a couple of days ago about genealogy sessions being offered by the Ottawa Public Library, here are some other options:

Offered through the Catholic School Board (you don't have to be Catholic)

Genealogy - Level 2
A 6 week course building on the resources discussed in Level 1. Passenger Lists, Online Family Trees, Military Records, Newspapers, Wills and Other Records. Will concentrate on using the website and other Internet resources. One class will be taken up with a field trip. Instructor: Lesley Anderson
6 Weeks, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $78 + HST
Holy Trinity (180 Katimavik Road, Kanata)  Wed Start Jan 28

Searching Effectively on Ancestry
This workshop will provide an overview of Ancestry. Topics include: getting started, membership/logging in; customizing your home page; quick links and message boards;
shoebox; keywords; card catalog; viewing, printing and saving images; Ancestry Member Connect; what’s new and where to find help! We’ll also look at the various searches: global search, category search and websearch, as well as the different search options: exact matches, variations and wildcards. Note: participants will have access to Deluxe.
Instructor: Lesley Anderson
Workshop, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $25 + HST
St. Pius X (1481 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa) Sat Jan 24

Starting your Online Family Tree
The workshop will cover the following: managing your online tree (privacy settings, inviting others
& viewing); profile pages; tree hints – auto searching; attaching records to someone in your tree; source citation; viewing & printing a family tree – group sheets & pedigree charts; member
connect – merging info from other family trees & contacting other members. We’ll also answer the questions what happens when I leave ancestry as a paying member? Finally we’ll have an overview of Family Tree Maker 2012 Software for computers. Note: participants will have access to Deluxe.
Instructor: Lesley Anderson
Workshop, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm $25 + HST
St. Pius X (1481 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa)  Sat Jan 24

Find out more at,
and look for the details on page 23 of the program guide (linked from the top ribbon).

Offered by the Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Genealogy: Back To Basics
Starting in January 2015, Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will present a
genealogical education session prior to the regular monthly program. Genealogy: Back To
Basics will include a short lecture from a local genealogist or guest speaker on a relevant topic,
followed by a Question and Answer session with Ottawa Branch members.
Genealogy B2B will start on Saturday January 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 115 of the City of
Ottawa Central Archives at 100 Tallwood Drive. The presentation should last about 45 minutes
and will be followed by a general Q&A session on genealogical topics until noon. Coffee and
tea will be available throughout the morning.
There is no charge for the session and all are invited to return after lunch for the monthly
presentation with Elizabeth Kipp talking about One Name Studies.

The next Genealogy B2B will be held before the February presentation on Saturday February
28th. Check our website at

24-Jan-15 Getting Started:  Mike More
28-Feb-15 Are You a Trust Me Genealogist?:  Heather Oakley
March-15 No meeting due to conflict with Gene-O-Rama 2015
25-Apr-15 Genetic Genealogy:  Richard McGregor
6-Jun-15 Lineage Societies:  Dorothy Meyerhof
27-Jun-15 Ottawa Resources:  Mike More

12-Sep-15 Getting Started:  Mike More

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