Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Show and Tell / Bring & Brag – on Zoom!!


For many years it has been Durham Region Branch's tradition to get together at our December meeting to enjoy personal family history stories, along with tasty seasonal treats and hot apple cider. 

We have celebrated members' special stories, interesting documents or artifacts, and genealogical breakthroughs.

This year is different - requiring physical separation; yet this is an opportunity to gather together - with the aid of modern technology.

Zoom is useful, but it has a drawback, in that holding items up to a web camera is often not clear enough for all participants.

So, if possible, when planning to show a web site, or document, or physical item, sending a link or photo to me, would be extremely helpful. My email is: - durhamchair@ogs.on.ca . I will put your photo in my PowerPoint and ask you to unmute and tell us the story at the appropriate time.

Refreshments are optional - Bring your own!! Relax in a comfortable chair and prepare to be amazed at what your fellow genealogists have discovered about their families and online research during all their free time this year.

Register to join us at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 by clicking this link:


Saturday, November 7, 2020

OnLand - an insider's guide on how to use it


OGS and Ministry officials will be hosting a webinar via Zoom on December 9th, 2020 at 7 pm EST.

This hour-long session is geared towards anyone interested in learning how to find and access documents through the ONLAND portal.  

Registration is mandatory at the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkcOuqqz8qGdZ-j8SYJDI92iLxhAsOMVYk

Friday, November 6, 2020

Military Records Free at FindMyPast


FindMyPast has announced free access to their military records until Nov. 12th.

Please go to their website for details.