Sunday, 5 March 2017

OPL Genealogy Events in March

Two events with guest speakers are being offered by the Ottawa Public Library in March.

1. Forensic Genealogy and Adoption: Tracking Down Your Living Limbs
Looking for living people can be one of the most difficult genealogy problems! Adoptees tracing their birth family and those looking for long-lost relatives or friends face a daunting task. Learn how to find the “living limbs” in your family tree, using both traditional and genetic genealogy resources, including social media searches, newspapers, courthouse sources, and genealogy programs. Presented by Mags Gaulden, Grandma’s Genes..

 Monday Mar 20, 2017 at 6:30pm

2. Keeping the Past for the Present and the Future: Preservation Techniques for the Home Archive
Stop the deterioration of your family's photographs and other memorabilia. Learn how to avoid damage, find out about safe handling and storage practices, and explore digitization options. In this special 3-hour workshop, Kyla Ubbink of UBBINK Book and Paper Conservation will offer demonstrations and hands-on activities for simple and practical techniques to give you the skills to start saving your family archives now.

 Saturday Mar 25, 2017 at 1:00pm

Registration in advance is required through the OPL website.

1 comment:

romaine said...

Hi John - Thank you for the shout-out for OPL events in March! Can I bring one more March event to your attention?:
Managing Your Genealogy Research Project:
When we first start delving into our family tree research we often do it in a haphazard way. This presentation by genealogist Ken McKinlay will discuss tips and tricks to approach your genealogy research in a methodical manner. It will touch upon using software or websites to record information, categorizing the information found, and alternate resources to fill in blanks in our research. Using real world examples, Ken will walk through possible challenges and ways to overcome them.
Monday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Main Branch
All events are free but please register at or call 613-580-2940 for information.