Thursday, 7 January 2016

GENE-O-RAMA April 1-2, 2016

The program for Ottawa Branch OGS's annual spring GENE-O-RAMA, one of the signal events in Ottawa's genealogical calendar, is now published featuring an impressive line-up of Ottawa area speakers.
If you think you can't have a Canadian genealogy conference without non-Canadian speakers think again, and not just Canadian but only Ottawa area.
Glenn Wright will give the opening Friday evening Pat Horan Memorial Lecture Getting to Know You: The Past and Future of Family History Research. Glenn had a public service career that spanned more than 30 years. Glenn was employed as an archivist, historical research officer and, for many years, assistant historian with the RCMP. Retired since 2006, he is a frequent speaker at family history and genealogical events throughout Ontario, his special interest being research on Canadian men and women who served in the Great War. He has also been associated with television programs such as “Who Do You Think You Are?”, “Ancestors in the Attic”, and “Engraved on a Nation”

Who else is speaking?
Lesley Anderson’s 45-year passion for genealogy extends to teaching classes, speaking at seminars and conferences and consulting. Well-known in the genealogical community, she works for
Robert Grandmaître is currently Director of Reference Services Division at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). He is responsible for reference services, including genealogy and the consultation and reproduction of documentary heritage. He has served for over 30 years in various management positions at LAC.
Romaine Honey is a librarian with Ottawa Public Library’s Local History and Genealogy Services. She holds a Masters Degree in Library Science from Western University and has been with OPL for 15 years.
Shirley-Ann Pyefinch has served as the FHC Director for the Ottawa Ontario Stake Family History Centre since 2005. She has spoken at various family history conferences and genealogical societies throughout Ontario.
Rick Roberts family history addiction began during summer vacations on his grandparents’ farm. That early spark grew into a passion for genealogy and history that eventually led to the founding of Global Genealogy in the summer of 1992.
Louise St. Denis is a bilingual international speaker; publisher of the HERITAGE BOOK SERIES
(; and authored 10 books. As Managing Director of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Louise established an educational program offering comprehensive Certificate programs in Genealogical Studies completed entirely online (
Nicole Watier is a Genealogy Consultant at Library and Archives Canada. She started working at the National Library of Canada in the year 2000 before joining the Genealogy staff. After assisting LAC clients break through genealogical brick walls, in her free time, she can be found creating away in her art studio.

Find the GENE-O-RAMA brochure (pdf) at Registration is coming soon.

Don't forget the closing banquet, this year at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall when another local genealogist, one John D Reid will draw on his meteorological career background speaking on “Blowin’ in the Wind: Ottawa Weather Events and People”

1 comment:

Mike More said...

Registration for Gene-O-Rama is now open: