27 May 2021

First Virtual Ancestry Day

On Friday 4 June 2021, from 9 am to 7 pm Ancestry.ca in conjunction with the Ontario Genealogical Society is offering a full day of mostly 30-minute expert talks.

Full details and registration ($25) at https://ogs.on.ca/shop/conference-2021-ancestry-day/

Here's the program.

ANCESTRY DAY – Sessions 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

9:00 AMOpening of Ancestry Day – Prizes, DiscountsLesley Anderson | Ancestry5 min
9:05 AMGetting the most out of Ancestry – Searching Records & Online TreesLesley Anderson | Ancestry30 min
9:35 AMMake Discoveries with Ancestry HintsKaren Joyce Lowe | Ancestry15 min
9:50 AMBoots on the ground – Land/Census recordsAdvisory Board Member
Ken McKinley
30 min
10:20 AMQ & A with Customer service reps and Genealogy Experts/BREAK20 min
10:40 AMFind a Grave: What You Can Do and What’s NewPeter Drinkwater | Ancestry20 min
11:00 AMChallenges of Jewish Research: Names, Dates and PlacesProGenealogist Janette Silverman 30 min
11:30 AMASK AN EXPERT - Irish Research ProGenealogist Joe Buggy30 min
12:00 PMASK AN EXPERT - Military Research - 1st and 2nd WWProGenealogist Simon Pearce1 hour
1:00 PMBREAK/Q & A with Customer service reps and Genealogy Experts 15 min
1:15 PMAncestryDNA 101: A Beginner's Guide to DNA DiscoveryLisa Elzey | Ancestry30 min
1:45 PMAncestryDNA  102: AncestryDNA Matches for Family History DiscoveriesKelly Becker | Ancestry30 min
2:15 PMAncestryDNA 103: ThruLines  & Custom GroupsBrooke Alius & Randon Morford | Ancestry30 min
2:45 PMAncestryDNA Communities: Bringing New Discoveries to Your ResearchLisa Elzey | Ancestry30 min 
3:15 PMQ & A with Customer service reps and Genealogy Experts/Break30 min
3:45 PMMarriage and Obituary Records: Indexes on Ancestry®—Images on Newspapers.comCrista Cowan | Ancestry20 min
4:10 PMFive Things to Do with Newspapers.comAnne Mitchell | Ancestry20 min
4:30 PMQuebec Genealogical RecordsAdvisory Board Member
Gary Schroeder
1 hour
5:30 PMQ & A with Customer service reps and Genealogy Experts/BREAK30 min
6:00 PMAncestry at Sea - Researching Passenger ListsAdvisory Board Member Glenn Wright30 min
6:30 PMAdding Sources, Using hints and Merge featureAdvisory Board Member Lianne Kruger30 min

1 comment:

Celia Lewis said...

I'm going to assume the day-long event times are in EDT -? There is no clarification on the sites. Probably a good assumption, but I do wish societies would add in the specific time zones, since people from outside their home base may well sign up.
- Celia in PDT.