Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Family History Reno Project at Our Next Meeting


DATE & PLACE: Tuesday, March 5th @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday School Room, Northminster United Church, 676 Simcoe St., N., Oshawa
(NW corner of Rossland and Simcoe)

TOPIC: The Family History Reno Project (The Easy Do-Over)
If you've ever wanted to clean up your family history file, this is the easy way to approach it.  Normally, a Do Over involves re-entering all of your family information from scratch while this approach allows you to continue using your file for research while cleaning it up. It also allows you to take advantage of everything you've learned over the years as well as new resources and tools.

BIO: Bob Dawes is a past chair of Quinte Branch and currently responsible for database and computer maintenance.  Bob and his wife, Barbara, have traveled extensively throughout North America and the United Kingdom in search of their ancestors and enjoy using technology to enhance their research.

See our website for parking information.

Every one is welcome (and bring a friend)!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

DNA Special Interest Group cancelled tonight

Due to freezing rain warnings, the DNA meeting tonight has been cancelled. See you next month.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

DNA Special Interest Group Now Meets on 3rd Wednesday of the Month

The DNA Special Interest Group of the Durham Region Branch, OGS has returned to their 3rd Wednesday meeting slot.

Meeting Date: Wednesday, February 20th @ 7:00 p.m.

Place: DRB's new Office and Library,
           3rd Floor Boardroom,
           Northminster United Church,
           676 Simcoe St., N.,

All are welcome! Bring your questions for our group to answer.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Call For Speakers - Durham Region Branch's "Day of Learning"

Durham Region Branch will be holding their annual Day of Learning from 9 – 4 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Faith United Church, Courtice.

The theme is “Fresh Approaches to Thorny Problems”

The Call for Proposals is now open, under the following sub-themes:
·      Oral Histories: interviewing, cold calls, that crucial first email
·      Going Forward with Your DNA Test Results: Next Steps – analyzing & contacting your matches, new tools, websites
·      Advanced Irish Research – what’s new, using DNA, possibly with a case study
·      Planning a Research Trip – what works, what doesn’t, case study?

Speakers who wish to submit lecture proposals may submit up to three proposals electronically at the e-mail address below. The speaker compensation is at the usual OGS conference rate, but travel compensation is minimal. Please include the following information for each submitted proposal: speaker's full name, address, telephone, and e-mail address; presentation title; and a brief, but comprehensive outline. 

The deadline is March 6th. Please send your submissions to:  durhamevents@ogs.on.ca

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Durham Branch is in the Chapel Tuesday Night

Our February speaker is Jennifer Weymark, the archivist from the Oshawa Museums and Archives. Jennifer is an archivist by training and also does preservation projects on items like family Bibles.

She will be taking us on "A Virtual Tour of the Oshawa Museum and Archives"

Stephen Wood will be doing a mini-presentation on "Using Signatures".

We are in the Chapel at Northminster United Church on this coming Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.

The Chapel is located on the 2nd floor, past the Parlour and handicapped bathrooms, and is signed. Look for our display stand!

Check out further details of parking and video streaming at our website.

Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Durham Region Branch's DNA-SIG meeting Tuesday Jan. 16th

Our meeting on Tues. Jan 15th will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the 
3rd floor "Boardroom", 
Northminster United Church, 
676 Simcoe St.N., Oshawa. 

This is now the Branch's Library library and office, and we will be meeting there from now on. 

The room is accessible with a lift - the door is right off the parking lot - just use the intercom beside the door. 

Also, please park on the street, unless you have an accessibility permit. Parking is very limited and we share with the cubs and scouts that night. Parking is also available in the school parking lot at the south-east corner of Simcoe and Rossland.

Agenda:  Q&A period
                A new 3rd party clustering tool called "Genetic Affairs" will be shown

Everyone is welcome!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Durham Region Branch’s January Meeting this Tues. Jan 8th

Durham Region Branch will be starting 2019 off in our newly renovated office and library! 

We’re not totally unpacked yet, but on Tuesday January 8th at 7:30 pm, we will be holding our meeting in our new location on the 3rd floor of Northminster United Church, Oshawa, for the very first time! 

Our topic will be “Busting Down Brick Walls” through the brainstorming and crowd sourcing of our members.

Northminster United Church,
3rd Floor Boardroom,
676 Simcoe St.N.,
Oshawa, ON

Come early at 7 pm and browse the library section. The meeting will be held in the same room, starting at 7:30. Everyone is welcome.

Check our website https://www.durham.ogs.on.ca/ for parking information. Please save the spots in the church parking lot for those who have permits.