Friday, 25 March 2011

Gene-O-Rama, April 1-2, Ottawa

Next week, the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is holding the 28th Gene-O-Rama, "Ancestors on the Move" at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario.  It starts Friday at 7:30 (registration opens at 7:00) and continues Saturday from 9:00 through 4:30, plus a banquet at 7:00 where Lesley Anderson will speak about new projects at Ancestry.

I'm really looking forward to this year's Gene-O-Rama, though I will miss the Friday night Pat Horan Memorial Lecture as I'll be out of town.  Fawne Stratford-Devai will be speaking about tracking migrants leaving Ontario.  You may remember seeing Fawne on Ancestors in the Attic.

On Saturday, there will be a number of sessions including:  using Family History Centre resources, military records at Library and Archives Canada, immigration records on Ancestry.  I'm particularly looking forward to Kyla Ubbink's session "Artifacts in Genealogy" and Doug Hoddinott's "Merging On-Line Data into Family Tree Maker."

In addition to the main conference, you can sign up for a beginners course in genealogy which runs Friday afternoon.  Oops, make that "you could have signed up".  The beginners course is already full.

Go to the Ottawa OGS site for more information on Gene-O-Rama.

See you there!


  1. Never heard of an event like this! What a great way to learn genealogy from experts.

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  2. These are going on across Canada and the States. I've been looking at one in Hamilton, Ontario in May and can't believe there are times they'll be running five concurrent sessions, at least three of which I simply must attend. Can I clone myself between now and May?