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Genealogy in the Summer


Are you wanting to learn more about the new tools for exploring the mysteries of your ancestry?  Join us for two exciting Genealogy events happening in August in Ottawa.

DNA and Online Resources for Discovering Your Lost Family History
On Thursday, August 8, 9:30 am – 4 pm, at Ben Franklin Place, come to a free full-day of speakers discussing DNA and online resources.  Free event; register at Eventbrite.  

The Speakers: 

  • Daniel Horowitz, MyHeritage Treasure Trove: An overview of features for family research, and Integrating DNA and Family History Research at MyHeritage   Daniel is chief genealogist at MyHeritage, the world’s fastest-growing genealogy social network.  Daniel is a Venezuelan-born genealogist living in Israel.  Computer engineer and linguist, he applies his training to his genealogical passion.
  • Leanne Cooper, The Wonders of WikiTree: Collaborative Genealogy and DNA  Leanne is a frequent local speaker with roots mostly in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and back to the UK.
  • Lesley Anderson, Secrets & Shenanigans: How AncestryDNA was used in an unexpected mystery  Lesley has worked for for over 11 years as their Canadian spokesperson and has been involved in the personal research of her family tree for over 50 years.

Ottawa Public Library is offering this event in partnership with the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) and the Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. 

This program is in English. 

Can’t make this big event?  Then join us for an in-depth Genome Mate Pro Workshop on Saturday, August 17, at 2 pm at Nepean Centrepointe Branch.