The speakers and talks are:
Sarah Chatfield – Researching Your Family History at Library and Archives Canada
The basics of the genealogical research and the genealogical information resources available at Library and Archives Canada.
Romaine Honey – Genealogy Resources and Services at the Ottawa Public Library
An introduction to books, online resources, research guides, and professional services available to you at the public library. Come find out how the library can help with your genealogy.
Gloria Tubman – Parish Records a Resource for Family Historians
The usefulness of parish records as a resource for researchers of family history will be discussed. These records can be a substitute for or use to verify information on civil registrations. The discussion will include the information one can expect to find, the types of records, the differences in records among some of the various churches and the possible gems one can discover in the parish records. Parish records from England, Ontario and Quebec will be discussed.
Magdalene Carson – Your Family History in Book Form as an Enduring Heirloom
Once you have completed your research, you have the stories and facts, the photos and documents — then what? This session will look at various options for putting your genealogical project into book format as enduring heirloom for future generations. Topics such as the proper preparation of text and visuals, copyright questions, and the citing of sources will be covered. Whatever the stage of your project, you will find this session pertinent.
Ken McKinlay (Yours truly) – Doing Family Tree Research in Your Pajamas
As more records become available, doing your research from the comfort of your own home is a big plus. Ken will be touching upon the various on-line data sources and the methodologies to find the information. Using real life examples Ken will be referring to the various records and information that can be used to help trace your family history all via the use of information found in Internet resources.
Kyla Ubbink – Keeping the Past: Storing and Preserving Family Archives and Memorabilia
Stop the deterioration of your family’s historic documents, letters, photographs, albums, clippings, books, memorabilia and scrapbooks through the practice of archival preservation. Learn how to avoid damage caused by pollutants, poor climate, light, pests, and mould through proper boxing, housing and storage. Acquire safe handling techniques, explore digitization options, and gain knowledge in regular maintenance and basic treatments that you can apply at home. Demonstrations in cleaning books and paper, removing clips and staples, separating photographs from ‘sticky’ album pages, and how to make simple book jackets will provide you with the skills needed to start saving your family archives now.
Brenda Bowman – Learn FamilySearch Indexing
Understand what FamilySearch Indexing is, and how easy it is do participate in and assist in a worthwhile cause.
Shirley-Ann Pyefinch – FamilySearch.org A Place for You and Me!
Learn what tools and resources are available for free with FamilySearch.org. Gain an understanding of how to enable online collaboration with family members and other researchers to get the research results you need.