Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Voices from the Dust

This Saturday afternoon the Ottawa Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is holding their annual free family history event. Genealogists including myself will be proceeding there after the BIFHSGO meeting.

This year's theme is Finding Our Ancestors. Here's the program.

1:00 pm to 1:15 pm: Welcome and Opening Session by Shirley-Ann Pyefinch
1:15 pm to 1:30 pm: 15 MINUTE BREAK - Visit the Cultural Hall displays.
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: First Session
- Researching in a Canadian Community by Gloria Tubman
- Finding Your Ancestors with FamilySearch.org by Shirley-Ann Pyefinch
- The Silent Language of the Stones, Reading Gravestones Through Symbols and Carvings by Joy
Neighbors (Rootstech video)
2:30 pm to 2:45 pm: 15 MINUTE BREAK - Visit the Cultural Hall displays and enjoy free refreshments.
2:45 pm to 3:45 pm: Second Session
- Top Ten Tips and Tricks for Finding Your Ancestors by Ken McKinlay
- Finding Your Ancestors at the Ottawa Family History Centre by Jean Brown
- Through the Eyes of a Child by Chris Dunn
- The Research Road Map, Your Path to Success by Amy Johnson (Rootstech video)
3:45 pm to 4:00 pm: 15 MINUTE BREAK - Visit the Cultural Hall displays and enjoy free refreshments.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Third Session
- Finding Your Ancestors at the Ottawa Family History Centre by Jean Brown
- Finding Our Ancestors in Newspapers by John D. Reid
- Writing and Publishing a Family History: 10 Steps by Penelope Stratton  (Rootstech video)

Participating Organizations:
Lanark County Genealogy Society; Ontario East British Home Child Family; Ottawa Family History
Centre; Ottawa OGS Branch; Ottawa Public Library; Québec Genealogical eSociety; Ubbink Book
and Paper Conservation; and Ukrainian Genealogy Group.

There's more information at www.ottawastakefhc.on.ca/

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