Thursday, 1 August 2019

Heads Up: hints for the DNA and Online Resources for Discovering Your Lost Family History event on 8 August

It's just a week away from the DNA and Online Resources for Discovering Your Lost Family History event at Ben Franklin Place, Nepean Centrepointe – Thursday 8 Aug 9:30am - 4:00pm. Space remains but is limited. Register via Eventbrite.

Here are some helpful hints.

The Library has reserved 80 spaces for free parking to the southeast of Ben Franklin Place. An attendant will be there to direct you. The event is just a short walk from the Transitway. If the parking is full you may find space north of Ben Franklin Place around the Mary Pitt Centre at 100 Constellation Drive.

While the event is free there is no free lunch! There's a small cafe in the building with a limited selection. The Royal Oak is nearby to the south of Ben Franklin Place across the parking lot — service can sometimes be slow. There's a cafeteria with a selection of outlets (including a Tim Horton's) at 100 Constellation to the north of Ben Franklin Place. Or bring a sandwich and enjoy it inside or outside the building. Reduce plastic waste by bringing a water bottle to fill at one of the refill stations.

There will be a small number of exhibitors, including DNA test kits for sale at very good prices. To pre-order DNA kits from MyHeritage at $65 fill in the form at https://forms.gle/N9tdsU2eZ418fs2m7/. AncestryDNA will have test kits at a competitive price.
You may also want to check out the Friends of the OPL Association bookstore and the genealogy collection on the second floor of the Centrepointe Library.

Finally, the event is free to attend, just like all Ottawa Public Library genealogy events and the monthly meetings of the Ottawa Branch OGS and the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa. Optionally you may wish to show appreciation by bringing a book (no more than two) surplus to your family history or other collections as a donation, either to the OGS/BIFHSGO library or to the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association. Please, only hardcover or paperbacks, fiction or non-fiction, in good condition. There are detailed criteria at https://www.fopla-aabpo.ca/what-we-accept/.

1 comment:

KAREN Prytula said...

I would like to attend, but this is yet another event that is held during working hours. i.e.
There are so many of us that cannot go because we work Thursdays, and every other week day during the hours the event is taking place. Oh well.