26 October 2017

Gail Dever at Ottawa Branch OGS October Meeting

Gail Dever, Canada's #1 Rockstar Genealogist for the second successive year, is coming to Ottawa to present the 2017 Ryan Taylor/ J. Brian Gilchrist Memorial Lecture this Saturday, 28 October 2017.

Her topic is 21st Century Genealogy: Taking Advantage of Social Media for Your Research.
Imagine there are genealogists around you 24/7, sharing resources, advising you, and perhaps learning from you as well. That’s social media. This presentation will focus on how genealogists can benefit from following top social media, such as Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, and blogs. Gail will explain how to use social media, find the best resources, maximize your time, and connect with genealogists around the world. Genealogists who are not using social media to help with their research — or leery about giving it a try — will also benefit from attending this presentation.

Gail is also BIFHSGO's webmaster, BIFHSGO Hall of Fame member and daily blogger at Genealogy a la Carte.

You may want to arrive at the meeting early to ensure a good seat.

As usual the presentation session, starting with announcements at 1:30 pm, is preceded by a social/networking opportunity. In the morning there's a back to basics session - this month a tour of the City Archives conducted by Branch Librarian Grace Lewis. The Computer Special Interest Group meets after the presentation.

It's all happening at the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115)

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