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Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014

Time 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Room 115, Ottawa (map)


  • 1:00-1:30: Networking – tea, coffee, cookies
  • 1:30-2:15: “Using the Almonte Gazette online database” (Matthew Moxley)
  • 2:15-3:00: “RetroReveal for Genealogists, a Digital Forensics Tool” (Kyla Ubbink)

Using the Almonte Gazette online database Matthew Moxley of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will be talking to us about the Almonte Gazette digitization project and showing us how to use the free ‘Almonte Gazette -Online!’ database. The Almonte Gazette has been an integral part of the town’s history and its contents can now be mined online for everything from council meetings to genealogical confirmation of births, deaths and marriages within the community and environs.

RetroReveal for Genealogists, a Digital Forensics Tool Kyla Ubbink (Professional Book and Paper Conservator) will show us how to use RetroReveal to uncover hidden text, see faded inks and photographs, and discover what may lie beneath, is as simple as taking a picture and uploading the image to this free online software. Getting the most out of it takes as little know-how and practice, but after a demonstration and a few handy pointers you will be hooked on this program and finding your own creative ways to reveal what was thought lost.

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Reminder for OGS Open Forum

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

There is a lot going on at OGS these days. The Board is changing and the Society is taking on new initiatives and incorporating new technologies and we want to hear from you.

OGS invites members and non-members to join in an online discussion forum with President, Shirley Sturdevant. You lead the discussion. Ask questions you want answered and share your thoughts about the changing face of OGS and volunteer opportunities with the Society as we move forward.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online via Adobe Connect

Even if you cannot make a visit to this Open Forum, Shirley Sturdevant would be happy to hear your comments and answer your questions. She can be reached at president[@]

Hope to see you online.

Together we are all OGS.

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