Thursday, 23 November 2017

Ottawa Branch OGS November Meeting

The main event for Ottawa Branch of OGS this Saturday, 25 November, 13:00 – 15:00, is a presentation My Ancestors Were All English “Ag Labs” - Or Were They?

Presenter Christine Jackson explores the origins of her maternal grandmother's Durrant/Dudman family by attacking her Sussex 17th century brick wall from both sides. If the connection across the brickwall is correct it means she has a 16 generation line back to her original immigrant to England. Much of the material is taken from Christine’s award-winning article in the 40th Anniversary Writing Competition of the U.K.-based Sussex Family History Group.

The pre-meeting "Back to Basics" event, for those not attending the Scottish SIG meeting at 10 am, is Gloria Tubman who will offer hints to Discovering Ancestors Through Census Information. Hints to discovering more information about your ancestors through census returns and schedules from 1842 to 1921 will be covered as well as for using other census: Ireland, England & Wales, and the United States of America.

The Computer SIG will convene after Christine's presentation.

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