The 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 28 March

2 pm: New Developments of MyHeritage DNA, by Gal Zrihen for Legacy Family Tree Webinars and MyHeritage.

2:30pm: The People of Belfast, by Aidan Campbell for Belfast Branch, North of Ireland Family History Society.

7 pm: Outside the Gate: the true story of a British Home Child in Canada. by Carol Newall for OGS Wellington County Branch.


10 am: Women’s Lives and Writings: Online Resources for Everyone, by National Library of Scotland staff.

2pm: Top 10 Tips for Genealogists on Social Media, by Marie Cappart for Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

7 pm: Bytown 1847, Élisabeth Bruyère & the Irish Famine refugees, by Michael McBane for Ottawa Historical Society.,17,19,21/bytown-1847


2 pm: Behind Old Ireland in Colour, by John Breslin for Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

FRIDAY 31 March


11 am: Begotten By Fornication: Illegitimacy Records in England and Wales, by Helen Smith for International Society for British Genealogy and Family History.

2 pm: Headmasters and Sheriffs: 170 Years of Simcoe County History Told by One House, by Su Murdoch for OGS Simcoe County Branch.

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