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Researching in Your Pajamas

Ontario Ancestor, Ottawa Branch is holding their first entirely virtual meeting with Ken McKinlay.

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.

This event is being presented by the Ottawa Branch, Ontario Ancestors

Did you know? We offer a temporarily remote access to Ancestry Library until April 30, 2020. Perfect for researching in your pajamas!

Please note that this is an external link which will take you away from the Ottawa Public Library website. While this event is not affiliated with the library, we hope you will enjoy it and other virtual events that we share during social isolation. 

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