Gene-O-Rama Programme

Friday, April 3, 2020
19:00 Registration Open
19:30 Official Welcome
20:00 Pat Horan Memorial Lecture
Privacy, DNA, and Genealogy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword
Thomas MacEntee
Saturday, April 4, 2020
08:00 Registration Opens
09:00 Session 1-1
How Do I Know What I Don’t Know—Fast Tracking Your Genealogy Education
Thomas MacEntee
09:00 Session 1-2
Researching in Your PJs
Ken McKinlay
Room 107
10:15 Break & Browse Marketplace
11:00 Session 2-1
What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research
Thomas MacEntee
11:00 Session 2-2
What’s New at FamilySearch
Shirley-Ann Pyefinch
Room 107
12:00 Lunch & Browse Marketplace
(Lunch available to pre-paid ticket holders)
13:15 Session 4-1 (note time change)
You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools
Thomas MacEntee

13:15 Session 4-2 (note time change)
Is There a Federal Civil Servant In Your Family Tree? Sources and Research Strategies
Glenn Wright
Room 107

14:15 Break & Browse Marketplace
15:00 Session 3-1 (note time change)
Great Expectations: Silver Spoon and Short Straw Migrants to Canada
Glenn Wright & John Reid
15:00 Session 3-2 (note time change)
“Not One of Your Holiday Games”: Personal Name Selection and Usage in Upper Canada
Bruce Elliott
Room 107
16:15 Closing Ceremony

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Genealogy for Beginners Workshop
Market Place Vendors

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