Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News (CGN) 02 September 2015

Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning - 

Genealogy courses at Oakville Public Library

The Oakville Public Library, Oakville, Ontario has announced the list of genealogy courses for the fall and winter of 2015-2016.

The courses for September are -

Scottish Research From Afar

Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will take you through the process of using the site (ScotlandsPeople) and show you how to use other resources to narrow down your search in order to use it in a cost – effective manner. She’ll also demonstrate other online resources that can assist you with our research. If you can’t go to Scotland to research your family, then this lecture will help you discover what is available online.

The course will be held at the Central Branch on Wednesday September 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm 

The cost: $8.00

You can register through the website 

The course code is 210787

Scottish Research beyond the Census and Civil registration

You’ve searched the Scottish census and civil registration records for your ancestors. What’s next? Are you on the right track? 

Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will provide you with some resources to take you past the basic records to help you find out more about your Scottish ancestors. Why did the Scots emigrate and where did they settle? Understanding the emigration of the Scots is vital and will assist with your research and enhance your family history story.

Central Branch on Wednesday September 30th from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm

You can register through the website 

The course code is 210785

Job opportunity

Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) is looking for an editor of their newsletter/journal The Ottawa Genealogist, as well as one new proof reader.

This is a very good newsletter/journal, with lots of news and articles, photos and local news. It is produced both electronically and manually, and is published four times a year. 

If you are interested, contact

Happy researching!


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