This week’s online genealogy events

Choose from selected 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. Additional mainly US events are listed at

TUESDAY 21 February
2 pm: OGS Ottawa Branch virtual genealogy drop-in

2:30 pm: “Internal Migration within the United States”, part 3 of The Making of a Mosaic: European Migrant Journeys during the Age of Steam, by Nicholas J Evans for Allen County Public Library Genealogy Centre.

8 pm: The Bengali and English Ancestry of Thomas Chapman: A Case Study with DNA, by Meryl Schumacker from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and BCG.

WEDNESDAY 22 February
2 pm: Flying Under the Radar – Discovering Charles Olin’s Alias, by Mary Roddy for Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

2:30 pm: Using GEDmatch to Further Your Research, by John Marshall for the Guild of One Name Studies.

7 pm: The End of Slavery in Upper Canada, by Glenn Sweazey & June Girvan for Ottawa Historical Society.,17,19,21/the-end-of-slavery-in-upper-canada

7 pm: Rehabilitating the West Memorial Building: conservation in Practice at Wellington Street’s Western Gateway, by Heather McArthur for Heritage Ottawa.

THURSDAY 23 February
7 pm: The Four Points of the Compass: Oakville and the Underground Railroad, by Karolyn Smardz Frost for Oakville Public Library,

7:30 pm: A Community at War: the Military Service of Black Canadians of the Niagara Region, by Jim Doherty for Historical Society of St Catherines.

FRIDAY 24 February

SATURDAY 25 February

1 pm: Herchmer’s Secret: The Loyalist Family, the Land and the Kingston Fall Fair since 1830, by Anne Redish for Kingston & District Branch, United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada.

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