Photos from Ottawa Public Library Genealogy Day

Adverse weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those who came to the Monday 1 May 2023 event at Nepean Centrepointe, sponsored by the Ottawa Public Library. We were entertained and informed by four presentations, two by Daniel Horowitz, Mags Gaulden, and Glenn Wright. Several exhibitors added to the opportunity.

Daniel Horowitz, from MyHeritage in Israel, kindly made Ottawa a stop between events in Ohio and Massachusetts.

Global Genealogy offered bargains on Pen and Sword books and UK booklets from Gould Genealogy and History of Australia.

Patricia McGregor Books and Ephemera offerred a selection of hard to find used and out of print books.


Speaker Glenn Wright chats with Ken McKinlay, who helped with facilitating questions, before his evening presentation for OGS.

Mags Gaulden from Grandma’s Genes during her dynamic presentation, getting her steps in and reporting progress on her Islandmagee ancestry.

The exhibitor’s perspective. Chris Moody from Archive CD Books Canada in the foreground with some of their books for sale, Kyla Ubbink from Kyla Ubbink Book and Paper Conservation, Daniel Horowitz from MyHeritage, Ottawa Stake Family Search Centre and Ottawa Public Library.

Event co-sponsors the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa and Ottawa Branch Ontario Genealogical Society (Ontario Ancestors) enjoyed the opportunity to speak with members and prospective members.

Daniel Horowitz, from MyHeritage who gave two presentations consults with Barbara Tose who calmly managed the idiosyncrasies of the audiovisual system.

Ottawa Public Library had staff on-hand at a table displaying some of their genealogical resources. In the background the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association specially opened their bookstore which featured a display of family and local history books for sale.

Thanks to the event organizers, Emma Fernandes (OPL), Verna Preston (OPL), Romaine Honey (Ottawa Branch OGS) and Sue Dawes (BIFHSGO). Also to Ann Burns for contributing photos.




3 Replies to “Photos from Ottawa Public Library Genealogy Day”

  1. Thanks for sharing those photos – looks like a wonderful day…Love seeing the Centrepoint branch again after all these years 🙂

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