Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Fall 2017 Western Canada Genealogy Workshops

Golly, there's a lot of genealogy information on offer in western Canada this fall. Make sure to take advantage of these great topics and speakers! Lots of great networking opportunities here as well as brick-wall breaking tools. Decide quick as some are coming up quite soon...

Sat. Sep. 16, 2017 Kelowna, B.C.
Harness the Power of the New & Old : Put DNA to work for you
Kelowna Public Library - 1380 Ellis Street

A one day conference with Dave Obee and Pat Ryan sponsored by the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society

Wed. Sep. 20, 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Lesser known resources to determine your Eastern European ancestral village.
East European Genealogical Society
Venue: Thomson Funeral Home
669 Broadway Ave.- Winnipeg,  Manitoba
7:00 PM
Presentation by Chris Bukoski

Chris will discuss lesser-known resources that could be used to identify your ancestral village, as well as provide the location of these records. Many times the village names are distorted and addressed will be how to determine the proper spelling. A critical piece of the puzzle is finding the parish name and Chris will discuss gazetteers and other sources that will aid in this process.

Sat. Sep.23, 2017 Calgary, Alberta
AFHS Family Roots 2017
An all day event provided by the Alberta Family History Society
Venue: S.A.I.T, Calgary, Alberta
An interesting topic in one of the sessions: Introducing genealogy to children and grandchildren -delivered by John Althouse

Sat. Sep.23, 2017 Victoria, B.C.
Organizing your research & using genealogy forms. 
Held at: Victoria Genealogical Society
947 Alston Street, Victoria, B.C.

Sarah Hamster has long been a practicing believer in organization and use of hard copy forms. Her methodical approach is aimed at both providing family history information to the current generation and to handing her research to a relative to be maintained in the future. This workshop will be a combination of two of Sarah’s popular workshops on organizing and using forms, and the 2 hours will be divided into two parts.
Goal of Part 1: How to manage the mountain of research notes, documents, photographs, and family mementos   Goal of Part 2: How to use genealogical forms to best advantage

Sat. Sep. 23, 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Can DNA testing help solve a family mystery, and if so, how?
Louis Riel Library. 1168 Dakota St. Winnipeg
Phone 204-986-4568 to register. Free admission.

Bill Curtis of the MGS Manitoba Genealogical Society will give you a basic understanding of DNA testing. The session will explain what kinds of DNA tests are available, and what they can and cannot tell you. It will cover topics such as finding living relatives today, and how far back you might be able to trace your family.

Sat. Sep. 30 2017 Victoria, B.C.
Genealogy on the cheap: no credit card required
Victoria Genealogical Society
947 Alston Street, Victoria BC

Melanie Arscott and Sarah Hamster will explore free and inexpensive resources that are available on the internet, how to get great deals when setting up your family history home office, family tree software options and a number of other tips and tricks that are easy on the wallet.

Sat. Oct. 14, 2017 Surrey, B.C.
Finding Your Roots Seminar - Free! Over 35 classes.
Surrey Family History Centre
6270-126 Street, Surrey, B.C.
Pre-registration required, begins early September.
Sessions run 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Fri. Oct. 27th & Sat. Oct. 28, 2017 Sherwood Park, Alberta
3rd Annual Genealogy in the Park Event! - provided by Tammy and Shannon
Dave Obee returns to Sherwood Park on Saturday, October 28, 2017

Tues. Oct. 31, 2017 Deadline
LOGO Contest
Have you a creative soul? The Saskatoon branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogy Society is inviting designs for a new Logo and there is a monetary prize. The deadline has now been extended to October 31, 2017.

Sat. Nov. 4th Campbell River, B.C.
CRGS Fall Seminar
The Maritime Heritage Centre
621 Island Highway
Dave Obee is back in Campbell River with four new topics:  DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy; Genealogy by Google; A sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context; Searching Forward.
Download your Registration Form Here.  Deadline for registration is October 27th.

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