Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will show you what resources are available to help you research your Irish family history. She’ll take you through both digital images and repositories that can help you further your research in Ireland. Come learn more about civil registration, church,census, land records and other sources that could lead you to discover more about your Irish ancestors.
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The pay-per-view website ScotlandsPeople is usually the first stop for anyone researching their Scottish family history online. Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will take you through the process of using ScotlandsPeople and show you how to use other resources that will also help narrow down your search to use ScotlandsPeople in a cost-effective manner. Can’t make it to Scotland? This is the next best thing!
Whether you’re scanning to reduce paper in your life, or want to preserve your family history photos or research for generations to come, join us for this easy-to-understand session on how to scan, edit,save and store your newly digitized files.
Have you wanted to research your ancestors from England and Wales but didn’t know where to start?Join Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair and look at the records to begin your search and then move on to the other resources you will need to find your English and Welsh ancestors. What can and can’t be found online will be discussed as will some Welsh-specific resources.
The lecture will examine organization in varying forms for the genealogist. Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will cover it all: computer programs, paper documents, digital and traditional filing systems and other alternatives. She’ll also cover how to organize your paper, research, photographs, research plans and other genealogy materials.
For forty years, Oakville based Mosaic Press has been publishing books reflecting the unique characters and stories of the local community. Throughout its history, Mosaic has published books by local literary icons like Irving Layton, memoirs by prominent community figures and fascinating stories with regional flavour. Join Mosaic founders Michael Walsh and Howard Aster as they recount four decades of publishing with insightful and unknown stories of Oakville’s literary history.
Age: 18Y and up
Central Branch Auditorium
Thu Nov 17, 2016, 7:00-8:30pm
Tickets available at all OPL branches starting Oct 20, 2016.
Getting started into researching ancestors in Quebec can be a daunting task for people who aren’t familiar with Quebec as a province and its history. We will take a dive into exploring how Quebec is sub-divided, and the many record collections available in some of the most populated regions – both online and offline. Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate.
Have you ever considered writing your memoirs or family history? This workshop with writing coach Brian Henry and special guest Ross Pennie will introduce you to the tricks and conventions of telling true stories and will show you how to use the techniques of the novel to recount actual events. Whether you want to write for your family or for a wider public, don’t miss this event!
Ross Pennie is the author of The Unforgiving Tides, a doctor’s memoir of Papua New Guinea. At the workshop, Ross will speak on how to turn ordinary life into dramatic material and answer questions about how he wrote his memoir and got it published.
Central Branch Auditorium Sat/Dec 03 10:00am-4:00pm
Age: 18Y and up Cost: $46*/1 Class
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*$46 paid in advance or $49 at the door
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