Monday, June 19, 2017

DNA Special Interest Group - June Meeting

DNA Special Interest Group Meeting will be held on Wed., June 21st at 7:30 pm in the Branch Office. 


Topics for discussion will include MyHeritage's Ethnicity Analysis, Nancy's results from "Living DNA" and answering members' questions. All are welcome.



Friday, June 9, 2017

Super sale on Ancestry DNA kits at OGS conference next week


Gail Dever posted about a wonderful opportunity for purchasing Ancestry DNA Kits at the Ontario Genealogical Society's Annual Conference in Ottawa June 15 - 18. See her original post on Genealogy a la Carte.
There will be an exclusive super sale on Ancestry DNA kits at the event. Instead of the regular price of $129 CDN plus shipping, conference delegates will be able to purchase a kit for $69, including shipping. No limit to the number you may purchase.
Visit Global Genealogy in the Marketplace at Algonquin College to buy your kits.
Visit the conference website to learn more about the program, times, and location. Walk-in registrations are available at the door.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

DNA Interest Group Meeting on May 17th


The May meeting of our Special Interest Group on DNA will be held on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:30 p.m.

For a map to our meeting place at the Branch Office, click here. Remember to park against the right hand fence, due to construction in the parking lot.

We can answer your questions, and we will show a webinar about DNA for this meeting.

Everyone is welcome.


Monday, May 1, 2017

May Meeting - Lynde House Museum


Trina Astor-Stewart, Executive Director for Whitby Historical Society at Lynde House Museum in Whitby, talks about the importance of Lynde House from an historical viewpoint and the genealogical relationships of the Lynde family in this area as representational of some early settlers to Southern Ontario. One of the most loved homes in Durham Region, Lynde House has been moved twice in order to preserve it and its story for future generations. Thousands of people lined the streets for each of its moves, most recently in 2015 from Cullen Gardens. The stories surrounding Lynde House during the war of 1812 provide a romantic portrayal of the times and now that it is being operated as a museum housing thousands of artifacts, the tales this house can tell grow daily. Come and discover more and find out why this house and the lives of those who lived here make an impact on us even today.

Mini-talk: Deborah Wilbur - "The Princess Mary 1914 Christmas Gift" to WWI soldiers, with family artifacts.

We meet at the Oshawa Public Library, downstairs Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Our meetings are often streamed on YouTube starting at 7:30. Our channel for streaming ishttp://www.youtube.com/ channel/UCiHiKL0pfzXzG- G9YARS8Sg/live .

Library parking is free after 6 p.m. 
“This program is not sponsored by the Oshawa Public Library and does not carry any responsibility for its content”

Friday, April 14, 2017

DNA Special Interest Group Meeting on Wednesday April 19th


Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30 pm. will be our DNA Special Interest Group. It will be held at our Office, 1000 Stevenson Rd. N., Oshawa (at the base of the NavCan Tower)

See the map here.

All are welcome who share our interest in DNA for Genealogy.

Because of construction, parking is against the fence on the right hand side as you approach the tower.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Legacy Family Tree Webinars - Free this Weekend

From Linda Reid's Toronto Branch Electronic Bulletin:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Legacy Family Tree Webinars are all free this weekend (from Friday to Sunday).  There are 500 to choose from. Presenters include prominent genealogists such as Judy Russell, Blaine Bettinger and Lisa Louise Cooke. For those who want to learn about genetic genealogy, for example, there are lots of choices.
https://familytreewebinars.com/


From their Facebook page, comes the information that this Friday will be their 500th webinar! Congratulations, Legacy Family Tree Webinars!
What a wonderful opportunity to explore everything that they have to offer.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"What Am I?" - Meeting Tonight, Tuesday April 4th at 7:30 pm.

Paul Jones - "I am not a Jones, but what am I?"

Paul will tell the story of researching two generations of 'father unknowns' and his true surname. This involved 25 years of research, including family oral history (often proven wrong) along with some usual and not so usual documents. Finally, a puzzling Y-DNA test, and an autosomal DNA test yielded solutions.


Come and join us to hear Paul's story. Everybody is welcome. Our meeting is held in the basement Auditorium at the Oshawa Public Library, Bagot Street in Oshawa (across from City Hall). Library parking is free after 6 p.m.

Mini-talk: Methods for backing up records

Our meetings are often streamed on YouTube starting at 7:30. Our channel for streaming is http://www.youtube.com/ channel/UCiHiKL0pfzXzG- G9YARS8Sg/live 

“This program is not sponsored by the Oshawa Public Library and does not carry any responsibility for its content”