25 March 2020

Ottawa Branch OGS Schedules Virtual Meetings

Researching in Your Pajamas 28 March 1PM

With the lockdown of our meeting facilities and everybody staying at home to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Ottawa Branch will hold our first entirely virtual meeting on Saturday 28 March at 1pm. Ken McKinley will present "Researching in Your Pajamas", an ideal topic for the situation today.

Ken, a genealogy researcher with over 15 years' experience, is a frequent speaker at Ottawa area events. Popular for his practically-oriented talks on genealogy resources and research techniques, he also blogs at Family Tree Knots. In this presentation, Ken will share with you his tips, tricks, and suggestions for doing genealogy research from the comfort of your own home. He will touch upon the tools needed, suggested sites both free and commercial, and gotchas to be avoided in your own research.

You are invited to join us in this Zoom meeting.

When: 28 March 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:


That's an updated link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please join the meeting a few minutes early in order to sort out any technical issues.

Virtual Genealogy Drop-In 31 March 2PM

In order to do our bit for social distancing and help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library have temporarily switched over to a Virtual Genealogy Drop In. Our first session will occur on Tuesday 31 March from 2pm to 4pm.

We will use Google Meet  and you can join the meeting with this link: https://meet.google.com/nvz-kftj-dax

That's an updated link.

You do NOT need a Google account but will be asked for a name. To listen only, you do not need a microphone or a camera. In fact, you are encouraged to turn your camera off (thanks) and also leave your microphone muted until you are called upon. Google Meet has been successfully tested with Firefox, Chrome and the newest Edge browsers in Windows 10. There are also apps for Android, iPad and iPhone.

If you are unfamiliar with the software, please join the meeting early in order to sort out any technical issues. If you need help joining, send an e-mail to ottawawebmaster@ogs.on.ca/.

Don't be surprised if there are technical issues including transmission interruptions beyond the control of the organizers.

Thanks to Mike More for the notice.

1 comment:

Oakville Public Library said...

Hi John,

I'm afraid the Zoom link for the Saturday event isn't working. Would you be able to repost?

Hope you're well!

All the best,