Saturday’s Ottawa Genealogy Double-header

A reminder about another opportunity to attend Saturday morning and afternoon genealogy events in Ottawa, and an extra.


Online and at Knox Presbyterian Church, Elgin at Lisgar.

9 am:  Back to Basics: Military service records, by Ken McKinlay.

10 am: “We Will Remember Them” (Family stories from times of war), by Susan Davis, Sue Lambeth, Linda Reid, Mary-Lou Simac and Barbara Tose.

OGS Ottawa Branch

Online and at the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood.

1 pm: Rural Diary Archive, by Catharine A. Wilson.


In casse neither of those appeal, an additional Saturday morning opportunity, online at 11 am EST, is Ye Olde Genealogie: Medieval English Research

The British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois invites you to attend our November meeting with guest speaker, Dr. Daniel Hubbard, with the topic being “Ye Olde Genealogie: Medieval English Research.” In this presentation Dr. Hubbard will look at the transition from “modern” genealogy to researching in the middle ages, what you can do to research your ancestors among the “common folk” when there are no more parish registers to follow back in time. Then, browse through some of the vast amount of documentation for the gentry and nobility. Some of those documents, like wills, should feel familiar. Others will bear little resemblance to what we normally think of when we think of genealogy-heraldic visitations, inquisitions post-mortem, pipe rolls, etc., and we will know that we have entered the genealogical mists of time.

Via Zoom, please register in advance:

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about linking to the meeting.

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