Genealogy Events

Sign up here to get email alerts about upcoming library events and programs.


Adult programs by category:

Taking Your Irish Ancestors Back Over the Pond

Researching your Irish Canadian ancestors can be a frustrating when the census and vital statistics records only provide Ireland as a place of birth. Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will help you begin researching your Irish family history in Canada.

Age: 18Y+
Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Central Branch Auditorium
$8/1 Class
Register through IRIS with Course Code: 210793

Researching Your Irish Family History from Canada

This lecture will show you what online resources are available to help you research your Irish family history. Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will show you the available records relating to the Irish in Canada and Ireland and how to access repositories along with other sources that could help you with your research.

Age: 18Y+
Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Central Branch Auditorium
$8/1 Class
Register through iris with Course Code: 210786

Genealogy Resources I

Feeling overwhelmed trying to sift through all of the genealogical information available on the web? This lecture will demonstrate some of the best websites and other tools to use when researching your family history. Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate.

Age: 18Y+
Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Central Branch Auditorium
Free/1 Class
Register through IRIS with Course Code: 215791

 

Genealogy Resources II

Interested in researching your family roots? This session will introduce you to Ancestry Library Edition and other library resources that will help you get started. Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate.

Age: 18Y+
Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Central Branch Auditorium
Free/1 Class
Register through IRIS with Course Code: 214697

Preserving Family Heirlooms

This presentation is of particular interest to genealogical researchers, and explores best practices for storing personal treasures with a focus on paper records. Participants will learn how to care for their family history documents at home, including instructions on proper storage and handling. Advice will be offered about where to acquire archival supplies or the help of an independent conservator. This session will also include tips about digitizing private collections to ensure they will be available for future generations.

Age: 18Y+
Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:15pm
Central Branch Auditorium
$8/1 Class
Register through IRIS with Course Code: 215811

Quebec Genealogical Records

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.

Age: 18Y+
Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Central Branch Auditorium
$8/1 Class
Register through IRIS with Course Code: 215815

The Quebec Divide?

Religion, language, and history are three large components which make up the general culture of a society. We will look at some of the similarities,differences, and terminology you will face when looking into record collections and help you become more confident in delving into records not found on mainstream genealogy websites. Experience Level:Beginner/Intermediate.

Age: 18Y+
Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Central Branch Auditorium
$8/1 Class
Register through IRIS with Course Code: 215817

A Day In the Life of Oakville: Come make history with us!

Everyone is invited to take part in the 2nd Annual ”A Day in the Life of Oakville.”  We want to see Oakville from your perspective.We’ll be collecting photos taken on Saturday, May 28, 2016 and preserving them in a digital exhibit for future generations. Using your smartphone or digital camera, take a snapshot of a moment during your day and help us build a community archive.This is your chance to contribute to Oakville heritage and show us Oakville the way YOU see it! Submissions will be accepted online from May 28 until June 6.

If you live in Oakville, work in Oakville, or if you’re visiting Oakville on May 28, we’d love to see your snapshots. Try to avoid taking photos that feature the identity of a specific individual, and if you do, he or she must fill out our photo consent form.

The link to submit your photo online will be available from  May 28 and June 6. This opportunity is open to all ages!

If you have any questions or need the photo consent form in an alternate format, please contact Elise C. Cole at elise.cole@oakville.ca or at 905-815-2042 ext. 5037.

 

For more information on our genealogy programs, please email Elise C. Cole .

Complete program listings available:


Loading…