Family and Local History

Oakville Genealogy Meetup

Whether you’re new to genealogy or an experienced researcher, come learn in this informal seminar setting. Here’s a chance to ask and answer questions about genealogical research and get some tips and tricks!

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • Wednesday, April 10
  • Wednesday, May 8

Central Branch Auditorium
Cost: Free
Age: 18Y+
6:30-8:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm)

Thinking of stopping by? Email elise.cole@oakville.ca to ensure a seat!
Brought to you in partnership with the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Oakville Public Library.
Past dates: October 10, November 14, January 9, February 13

Maximizing Your Use of Ancestry

Come join our Local Collections Librarian and learn some tips and tricks to maximize your use of Ancestry and Ancestry Library Edition.

Wednesday, March 6
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: Free
Age: 18Y+
Register via IRIS using Course Code: 240034

Genetic Genealogy with Grandma’s Genes: All day learning!

“Getting Started” – Opening lecture, followed by a beginner’s workshop: Why DNA? Includes Q&A with the audience and a lesson on how to get started with DNA testing for genealogy.

Saturday, April 27
9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $8/1 Class
Age: 16Y+
Register via IRIS using Course code: 245172

“Next Steps” – Participants will learn how to move their DNA information into the intermediate level by looking at matching and more.

Saturday, April 27
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $8/1 Class
Age: 16Y+
Register via IRIS using Course code: 245171

Professional genealogist and Grandma’s Genes founder Mags Gaulden specializes in genetic genealogy. Mags currently leads several WikiTree projects including the DNA project, the United Empire Loyalist Project, the British Home Children Project and the Templeton and McElmoyle Name Studies. She is a member of the Canadian Casualty Identification Team, working to connect living family with the remains of soldiers.

African-Canadian Roots for the Armchair Researcher

Join historian Janie Cooper-Wilson for a discussion on navigating research into early African-Canadian residents, and explore their role in Ontario’s collective history.

Saturday, May 4
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $8
Age: 16Y+
Register via IRIS using Course Code: 245157

Janie has pursued her lifelong passion for research in Black History in her academic and personal life. Through research and DNA testing, she has connected her maternal lineage to the first Angolan Slaves, exported to Virginia in 1619; and her paternal lineage to 1693 Madagascar.

Genealogy Resources

Feeling overwhelmed trying to sift through all of the genealogical information available on the web? Join our Local Collections Librarian as she demonstrates some of the best websites and other tools to use when researching your family history. This session is suitable for the beginner researcher and anyone looking for a refresher session.

Tuesday, May 28
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 16Y+
Register via IRIS using Course Code: 245169


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