Posts Tagged ‘Ottawa Branch Meeting’

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)

Events:

  • 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.

This meeting will be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person.

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Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa

Topic:” Freiman’s Santa Claus Train”

Speaker: Andrew Jeanes

Brief Overview: Ottawa’s premier department store, Freiman’s, operated the Santa Claus train from 1956 to 1967. Santa boarded the train, surrounded by children, at Vars, whose former station is now preserved at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. The arrival to a civic welcome at Union Station, followed by a parade down Rideau Street to Freiman’s was a major Ottawa event. Andrew Jeanes is a Culture Services Advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and studied heritage conservation under Herb Stovel at Carleton University’s School of Canadian Studies. He will present the story of this favourite Christmas tradition.

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa

Topic: “How do I prove it – Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)”

Speaker: Heather Oakley

Brief Overview: “Proof is a fundamental concept in genealogy. In order to merit confidence, each conclusion about an ancestor must have sufficient credibility to be accepted as “proved.”” (Board for Certification of Genealogists). In this presentation, Heather will describe the five elements of the GPS and will explain how to use the standard to come to credible conclusions.

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa

Topic: “FamilySearch for now and into the future”

Speaker: Shirley-Ann Pyefinch

Brief Overview: In this presentation, Shirley-Ann will detail the features of the FamilySearch website, explain how to use the tools and information resources available in order to create and leave a legacy for future generations. Shirley-Ann Pyefinch has served since 2005 as the Director for the Ottawa Ontario Stake family history centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has lectured at various societies and conferences. Shirley-Ann also teaches family history classes, preservation workshops and hosts annual family history conferences at the centre.

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Reminder for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Date: May 25, 2013

Time:1:30-3:00 pm

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

Topic: The Life of Jack Couture

Speaker: Michael MacDonald

Brief Info: Couture was a journalist, activist, storyteller and poolroom operator who originally hailed from Deseronto, Ontario. The presentation will trace his poverty stricken beginnings and concentrate mostly on his colourful contributions to life in Aylmer, Quebec including his many contributions to the Ottawa daily newspapers in the 1940s to 1950s.

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Date: May 25, 2013

Time:1:30-3:00 pm

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

Topic: The Life of Jack Couture

Speaker: Michael MacDonald

Brief Info: Couture was a journalist, activist, storyteller and poolroom operator who originally hailed from Deseronto, Ontario. The presentation will trace his poverty stricken beginnings and concentrate mostly on his colourful contributions to life in Aylmer, Quebec including his many contributions to the Ottawa daily newspapers in the 1940s to 1950s.

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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

Topic: “Clara’s Rib”

Speaker: Anne Raina

Brief Overview: Anne will speak about her book, Clara’s Rib, co-authored with Anne’s sister Clara.  Clara’s Rib is the true story of a young girl growing up in a tuberculosis hospital. Clara entered the Royal Ottawa Sanatorium in 1939 when she was 12 years old and was discharged for the final time in 1952, just after turning 26 years of age. Anne will also talk about how she came to an understanding of this disease that ravaged her family.

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

NOTE: This meeting will be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person. We will be using Live Meeting 2007 which is compatible with Windows PCs. Use this link (http://ogsottawa.on.ca/live-meeting-information/) for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/genealogicalstudies/join?id=OttawaOGSMeeting&role=attend&pw=MembersDec2011

Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Times:

1:00-1:30: Free refreshments (coffee, tea, cookies) and networking

1:30-3:00: Speaker

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

Topic: Remembering Clarkstown

Speaker: Robert Serré, President of the Gloucester Historical Society

Brief Overview: The village of Clarkstown existed from the late 1880s until the last day of 1908. It then became part of Eastview (later Vanier), now part of Ottawa. Its name survived for decades, identifying a close-knit, largely French Canadian community centred on Beechwood Avenue and St. Charles’ Church, with its own school board and its own hockey team, the “Charlots.” Robert Serré, President of the Gloucester Historical Society, will summarize Clarkstown’s history, and describe its municipal, economic and social characteristics. A question period will follow, and – who knows – a few participants might provide their own personal recollections.

Note: This meeting may be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person. We will be using Live Meeting 2007 which is compatible with Windows PCs. Use this link (http://ogsottawa.on.ca/live-meeting-information/) for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/genealogicalstudies/join?id=OttawaOGSMeeting&role=attend&pw=MembersDec2011

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Reminder for Upcoming Ottawa Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Date: Saturday, 19 January 2013

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

• 1:00-1:30: Free refreshments (cookies, tea, coffee) and networking

• 1:30-3:00: Shipwrecks and Sorrows: Maiden voyage of the 100th Regiment

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

Topic: Shipwrecks and Sorrows: Maiden Voyage of the 100th Regiment

Speaker: Kurt Johnson

Brief Overview:

Shipping out to Canada in 1805, the new 100th Regiment of 900 Irish soldiers aboard five troopships met with maritime disasters in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only seven survived one shipwreck off Newfoundland while 340 men, women and children on that tall ship died. Two other troopships were wrecked off Nova Scotia. This talk will be presented by historical researcher, and Board Member of the Goulbourn Museum, Kurt Johnson.

This meeting may be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person. We will be using Live Meeting 2007 which is compatible with Windows PCs. Use this link (http://ogsottawa.on.ca/live-meeting-information//) for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at: https://www304.livemeeting.com/cc/genealogicalstudies/join?id=OttawaOGSMeeting&role=attend&pw=MembersDec2011

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, Room 115, 100 Tallwood Drive, K2G 4R7 (map)

Topic: Perils and Petticoats: Exceptional Women of the War of 1812

Everyone is welcome.

Please arrive by 1:00 p.m. for free refreshments and a chat time (networking)

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Note: This meeting may be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person. We will be using Live Meeting 2007 which is compatible with Windows PCs. Use this link for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/genealogicalstudies/join?id=OttawaOGSMeeting&role=attend&pw=MembersDec2011