Ontario's first genealogical conference of the year — the ever-popular "Gene-O-Rama" — is once again being hosted by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) at the Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario (at the corner of Hunt Club Road) in Ottawa's west end.
This 31st edition of Gene-O-Rama will be held March 27th and 28th, and will feature Janice Nickerson as both the keynote speaker and lecturer.
She will give the address Friday evening, plus two lectures on Saturday, including Putting the Flesh on the Bones of Your Upper Canada Ancestors.
This would be an excellent opportunity to come to Ottawa to conduct research on your ancestors with a variety of societies and vendors, all for a very reasonable price.
This event is being held near the Ottawa City Archives on Tallwoods Drive, which is open on Saturday.
If staying another day in Ottawa, be aware that the Reading Room of the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is open on the weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) as is the Canadian Museum of History (located across the river, in Gatineau, Quebec) and the Canadian War Museum, both a short walk from the LAC.
The brochure and registration form is at http://ogsottawa.on.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/GOR2015.pdf
The website of the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is http://ogsottawa.on.ca/
Janice Nickerson’s website is http://www.uppercanadagenealogy.com
The website of the Ottawa City Archives is http://ottawa.ca/en/liveculture/archives
The website for Library and Archives Canada is http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca
The website for the Canadian Museum of History is http://www.historymuseum.ca
The website for the Canadian War Museum is http://www.warmuseum.ca
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