Virtual Genealogy Drop-In
In order to do our bit for social distancing and to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Ottawa Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society and the Ottawa Public Library have temporarily switched over to a Virtual Genealogy Drop In. Share research strategies & discover what resources are available for your research.
Volunteers will answer questions & help you get the most from on-line resources. To make the best use of the limited time, please be prepared when you have a question. Tell us what you hope to find. Let us know what you DO know (names, dates and places of key events such as birth, marriage and death) and where you found it, or where you’ve looked. Be as brief as possible. Have any other information ready in case our experts ask for more details. Thanks very much.
We will use Google Meet and you can join the meeting with this link:
You do NOT need a Google account but will be asked for a name. To listen only, you do not need a microphone or a camera. In fact, you are encouraged to turn your camera off (thanks) and also leave your microphone muted until you are called upon. Google Meet has been successfully tested with Firefox, Chrome and the newest Edge browsers in Windows 10. There are also apps for Android, iPad and iPhone.
If you are unfamiliar with the software, please join the meeting early in order to sort out any technical issues. If you need help joining, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.