Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Advance Notice: Discover Your Roots: Ottawa Genealogy and Local History Fair

Save the date: Saturday 21 April, 2018 at 10:00am.
Free, no registration required. The Ottawa Public Library and BIFHSGO are cooperating in an event at Nepean Centrepointe for those who enjoy genealogy and local history.

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Here's detail of the presentations being given by BIFHGO members.

Discover your Roots: Getting Started – Barbara Tose & Glenn Wright (Basic level) Approx. 40 minutes
Have you ever wondered about your family’s history? Where did they come from? How did they live? This talk will help you get started, find information online and organize your results. It will also inform you of where to get help along the way. Everything you need to get started – all in one place!
Finding Your Roots with DNA – John D Reid (Basic level) Approx. 20 minutes
The DNA inherited from your parents in trillions of cells of your body has a story to tell. You’ve seen the TV ads showing people surprised at their DNA test results and maybe heard people casting doubt on the reliability. In this short talk find out about the reality of DNA testing, which has revolutionized family history research, its amazing capabilities and its limitations.

Building and Sharing Your Family Tree – Leanne Cooper (Basics+ level) Approx. 45 minutes
There are many options for building and sharing your family tree: paper or electronic forms, family tree software, online family trees on sites like Ancestry or MyHeritage, and collaborative family tree websites such as WikiTree. This session will explore the key features, pros and cons of each, along with things to consider when making the choice.
 “I have my DNA results. What do I do now?” – Susan Courage (Basics+ level) Approx. 45 minutes

Your inherited DNA links you to potentially thousands of new cousins-some closer than others. Find out about what you will learn from different DNA tests; how to determine where to start when you get your results back; and about the resources and tools available to you to decode the science and apply in practice. 

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Thanks for promoting this event, John, and for participating as one of the presenters.