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Circle of Life: Exploring Ontario Vital Records AND Using Ancestry DNA


Enjoy a full morning of genealogy

with experts Lesley Anderson and Glenn Wright!

Genealogy from the traditional to cutting edge!  Popular speakers Lesley and Glenn will expand your knowldege of key historical documents for family history, and also explain how you can use the newest DNA technology to add to your research.  Join us for two presentations in one morning:

Circle of Life: Exploring Ontario Vital Records: Provincial birth, marriage, and death registrations are a fundamental resource for genealogy in Ontario.  This presentation will discuss the history of civil registration in Ontario and show how the forms have evolved over time to reflect changes in society.  Find out where to access the records and how to make the most of them for genealogy and family history research.

Using Ancestry DNA: With Ancestry DNA you can add a whole new dimension to your family history experience.  Uncover your ethnic mix, connect with living cousins and distant relatives - perhaps even solve a mystery or break down a brick wall! 

  Saturday Oct 21, 2017 at 9:30-12:30

Nepean Centrepointe
101 Centrepointe Drive
Chamber, Ben Franklin Place

Please Register Online, or call 613-580-2940 for more Information. 

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Genomics. Genetics. Genealogy. Ancestry is in our Genes!