Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hurry - Free Webinars Offer Ends Sept 21st

Legacy Family Tree Webinars is celebrating their 7th Anniversary by allowing everyone access to their 15 most requested webinars.

Time is running out! The free week of viewing started on Thursday Sept. 14th and there are 4 days left to have a marathon of learning pleasure.

The original post is on Legacy News here.

Which classes are free?
  • Finding Your Early 1800s US Ancestors Online with James M. Baker, PhD, CG
  • Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners with Marian Pierre-Louis
  • Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy with Diahan Southard
  • FamilyBrowse - Another Way to Look at with Mary Kircher Roddy
  • Google Search Strategies for Common Surnames with Lisa Louise Cooke
  • Watch Geoff Live: Adding Online Records to Legacy with Geoff Rasmussen
  • Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records with Tom Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL
  • Ten Hidden Resources Every Genealogist Should Know with Lisa Alzo
  • Tips and Tricks to Organizing Your Genealogy with Shannon Combs-Bennett
  • Digital Images for Genealogists and Technologists with Geoff Rasmussen
  • Locating Pennsylvania Vital and Religious Records with Lisa Alzo
  • Finding and Using Land Ownership Maps with Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
  • Using Evernote for Genealogy with Lisa Louise Cooke
  • 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know with Gena Philibert-Ortega
  • Crafting Ancestor Profiles from Start to Finish with Lisa Alzo

I have found that a membership to this service is well worthwhile.

Friday, September 15, 2017

DNA Special Interest Group Meeting September 20th

The DNA Special Interest Group Meeting will be held on Wed., September 20th at 7:30 pm in the Branch Office.

All are welcome and we will have our usual question and answer period.

Friday, September 1, 2017

"Canada 150, An Oshawa Perspective" (Lisa Terech, of the Oshawa Museums)

Our September meeting will take place at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 5th in the Auditorium of the Oshawa Public Library on Bagot St., Oshawa

"Canada 150, An Oshawa Perspective" (Lisa Terech, of the Oshawa Museums)

Oshawa Museums 60 Years

This year celebrates an important milestone in the history of Canada, marking 150 years since the British North America Act of 1867 came into effect, resulting in the creation of Canada. Our confederation was many years in the making, and our own Oshawa residents played important roles in the development and growth of our country. 

Mini-Talk: - by Stephen Wood, about usng the new indexes at the General Register Office of the U.K.

Our meetings are often streamed on YouTube starting at 7:30. Our channel for streaming is 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”

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DNA Special Interest Group August Meeting

The DNA Special Interest Group Meeting will be held on Wed., August 16th at 7:30 pm in the Branch Office.

All are welcome and we will have our usual question and answer period.

Nancy will share her experience with the Lazarus project on GEDmatch.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Genealogy - Beyond the Names - Saturday, October 14

Enjoy a full day of workshop experiences, including lunch, with top notch speakers - all for only $35. 

Location: Courtice, Ontario (on the eastern border of Oshawa)


Saturday, July 1, 2017

LostCousins – Free subscriptions for new Canadian members – Limited Time Offer

LostCousins is a UK website, but as Peter mentioned, many Canadians have UK cousins and vice versa. I have found a few myself as I added both Canadian and UK census records to make connections. I echo Peter in hoping that a lot more Canadians will enter data, and maybe I'll get more connections too. This site works best if you put in aunts, uncles and cousins as well as your own direct line> Nancy

by Peter Calver, LostCousins (originally posted on the OGS e-weekly update 1/7/2017)

There are over 5,000 LostCousins members who live in Canada (and thousands more who have Canadian relatives, including me), but it's not very many for a country with a population of over 35 million. So far only 55,000 of the more than 4 million Canadians recorded on the 1881 Census have been claimed!

So to encourage more family historians to join I'm offering 6 MONTHS FREE to new members in Canada who have ancestors recorded on the 1881 Canada census or any of the other censuses we use at LostCousins. To take advantage of this offer the new member should enter the code CANADADAY in the offer codes box at the bottom of the registration page. This offer is not open to existing members, but I do have a complementary offer for them - see below.

For the benefit of potential new members reading this page the address of the LostCousins website is:

There's no catch - you won't be asked to provide credit card or bank details, and after your 6 months is up you'll still have access to all the information you've entered, and all the connections you have made with cousins around the world. Of course, you'll receive an invitation to renew your subscription, but you will be under absolutely no obligation to do so.
Most people who buy a LostCousins subscription do so because they want to support the LostCousins project, and help LostCousins stay independent.

If you're already a LostCousins member you won't be able to take advantage of the offer for new members, but I have an equally good offer for you. When you enter the code HALFPRICECANADA on the Subscribe (or Renew Subscription) page you'll be able to buy a 12 month subscription for half-price, which means that you too will be getting 6 months free. You can do this even if you have an existing subscription, just so long as it doesn't have more than a year to run.

This offer is to thank you for telling potential new members about the LostCousins site - which you can do using your My Referrals page or by posting on blogs or forums. Remember to tell them about the 6 months free and give them the code (or else provide a link to this page).

Both of these offers WILL EXPIRE JULY 10TH, SO ACT NOW!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

FindMyPast Free Access to British & Irish Records

FindMyPast has announced on their home page that there will be free access to their British and Irish Records from June 22nd to Jun 26th.