Calendar

Aug
10
Sat
DNA Workshop
Aug 10 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Following the workshop in June, Jason Porteous will again help you to use Genome Mate Pro (GMP). You need not have prior knowledge of the program. Jason will get you through uploading your match info into a database. After that its fairly easy to learn through playing around with the various tools inside.

Bring your laptop. The GMP database is set up to work from it. Download your match information. This can be done for FTDNA (csv match file on main matches list at bottom, and csv segment list from Chromosome viewer page), for MyHeritage it is a somewhat complicated process that I can cover. For 23andMe it is also complicated but doable using third party site DNAGedcom, and for Ancestry it can’t be done directly but is doable indirectly by matching others from Ancestry or any company who have transferred to the third party site GEDmatch . I recommend everyone, regardless where originally testing, transfers to GEDmatch to allow across company comparisons and to generate the largest match list of genetic cousins possible. Please read their terms of service closely.

We will not be providing refreshments but you are welcome to bring your own coffee/tea and water bottles can be filled at the water stations in the City Archives. We will be upstairs in Room 226

Jason may also go over the new tools from Borland Genetics which allow you to partially/fully phase your DNA test results (ie. separate your maternal from paternal chromosome to create a “mono” DNA kit that on GEDmatch will only return matches to one parent while also greatly reducing false matches). He’s also open to discussing chromosome mapping as well.

Sep
14
Sat
Free Learning Opportunities (Genealogy Lunch Bunch)
Sep 14 @ 11:30 – 13:00

Heather Oakley will talk about some of the FREE ways to upgrade your knowledge about genealogy and the various aspects of research. If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us! Sessions are free and open to all.

You are invited to bring a “brown bag” lunch to eat while we hold a presentation or a Research Workshop. Coffee and tea will be available throughout the sessions. Our normal monthly presentation social time will start at 1:00pm along with the regular cookies.

Presentation: Quebec Notarial Records – An Underused Resource
Sep 14 @ 13:00 – 15:00

1:00-1:30: networking and refreshments
1:30-3:00: presentation

Title: Quebec Notarial Records – An Underused Resource
Speaker: Gloria Tubman & Brian Glenn

The talk will discuss what the notarial records are, some examples of different records one can find – land sales, will, inventories (estate), donations, bankruptcy; how one can use these records in genealogical and family history research & how to access these records using BANQ.

All Ottawa Branch monthly presentations are open to the public at no charge. Regrettably, due to ongoing technical difficulties broadcasting the Ottawa Branch presentations, webcasting has been discontinued.

Sep
27
Fri
BIFHSGO Fall Conference 25-27 Sep
Sep 27 all day

https://bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=471

Sep
28
Sat
BIFHSGO Fall Conference 25-27 Sep
Sep 28 all day

https://bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=471

Ottawa Branch Presentation: tba
Sep 28 @ 13:00 – 15:00

1:00-1:30: networking and refreshments
1:30-3:00: presentation

Title: tbd
Speaker:tbd

Regrettably, due to ongoing technical difficulties broadcasting the Ottawa Branch presentations, webcasting has been discontinued.

Sep
29
Sun
BIFHSGO Fall Conference 25-27 Sep
Sep 29 all day

https://bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=471

Oct
26
Sat
Ottawa Branch Library (Genealogy Lunch Bunch)
Oct 26 @ 11:30 – 13:00

Grace Lewis, our Branch Librarian, will bring you up to date on what has been happening with our Branch Library, located in the City of Ottawa Archives Research Room. If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us! Sessions are free and open to all.

You are invited to bring a “brown bag” lunch to eat while we hold a presentation or a Research Workshop. Coffee and tea will be available throughout the sessions. Our normal monthly presentation social time will start at 1:00pm along with the regular cookies.

Ottawa Branch Presentation: tba
Oct 26 @ 13:00 – 15:00

1:00-1:30: networking and refreshments
1:30-3:00: presentation

Title: tbd
Speaker:tbd

Regrettably, due to ongoing technical difficulties broadcasting the Ottawa Branch presentations, webcasting has been discontinued.

Presentation: Ancestors Intersecting History
Oct 26 @ 13:00 – 15:00

1:00-1:30: networking and refreshments
1:30-3:00: presentation

Title: Ancestors Intersecting History
Speaker: Gloria Tubman

All Ottawa Branch monthly presentations are open to the public at no charge. Regrettably, due to ongoing technical difficulties broadcasting the Ottawa Branch presentations, webcasting has been discontinued.