This Week’s Online Genealogy Events

Choose from free online events in the next five days. All times are ET except as noted. Those in red are Canadian, bolded if local to Ottawa or recommended

Assume registration in advance is required; check so you’re not disappointed.


Tuesday 31 August, 2 pm: Virtual Genealogy Drop-In, from Ottawa Branch of OGS and The Ottawa Public Library.

Tuesday, 31 August, 7:30 pm: Discussion with Terry Fallis about his latest book, Operation Angus. Organized by the Ottawa Public Library and Ottawa Writers Festival.

Wednesday  1 September, 11 am: History of the Railways in Britain, by Ellie Jones and Mike Esbester for Findmypast.

Wednesday  1 September, 2 pm: Your DNA Questions Answered Live with Diahan Southard for Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

Wednesday 1 September, 6:30 pm: Deconstructing the UK Censuses 1801 to present, by Penny Walters for Huron Branch OGS.

Thursday 2 September, 6:30 pm: Surprised by Your Ethnicity Estimate? by Sara Allen for Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center.

Thursday 2 September, 7 pm: I Found them on the Census: Now What? by Tara Shymanski for OGS.

Friday, 3 September, 9 am: Recovery from the Black Death in late-medieval Britain and Ireland, by Paul Dryburgh, TNA Principal Records Specialist (Medieval Records).

Friday 3 September, 10 am: Start of Webtember presentations from Legacy Family Tree Webinars. See the full program at

Saturday 4 September, 2 pm: Google is your friend, by Robin Bellamy for Simcoe Branch OGS.


19 – 26 September 2021: BIFHSGO Conference. Irish Lines and Female Finds: Exploring Irish records, female ancestors and genetic genealogy.



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