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OGS Webinar: Introduction To Researching Your East European Ancestors

On the first Thursday of every month, the Ontario Genealogical Society hosts an education webinar.  This month, Eva Kujawa will be presenting a webinar entitled ‘Introduction To Researching Your East European Ancestors’.   The presentation will begin at 7pm EST on September 5 and registration is required.

Eva says: ” In my presentation I will cover a historical overview of Eastern Europe, and how it morphed through divisions and border changes, from wars and battles into the countries that we have in today’s world. I cover the majority of countries and will share the impacts of the various cultures that share the borders of this magnificent area. I will guide people through various research resources, how to plan research and address potential challenges and solutions for this type of genealogical research. I will look at topics like, what is in a name, naming traditions, languages, the various handwriting styles as well as the various types of records and that can be located. I will also supply a list of websites and databases that hold a huge amount of information for this region.”

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity:   REGISTER HERE for Thursday’s webinar

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NextGen welcomes Secretary

The NextGen Genealogy  Network is pleased to welcome Stephany Berry as our newest Secretary.

Stephany is a deaf genealogist who lives in Marietta, GA. She graduated from University of Tennessee with Masters in Deaf Education. She enjoys researching her roots in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia and her favorite part of genealogy is finding stories about each person. She loves finding things in common between herself and her ancestors such as hobbies, personality, etc. In her spare time, she loves antique shopping, walking in cemeteries, and reading.

You can find her on Twitter @_storywhisperer and on Instagram @_storywhisperer. She also has a Facebook group, Storywhisperer, where she posts videos showing sign language signs for words related to genealogy.

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OGS Webinar: The Underground Railroad Ends Here: Canadian Freedom for Blacks in 19th Century



On the first Thursday of every month, the Ontario Genealogical Society hosts an education webinar.  This month, Janice Lovelace will be presenting a webinar entitled ‘The Underground Railroad Ends Here: Canadian Freedom for Blacks in 19th Century’.   The presentation will begin at 7pm EST on August 1 and registration is required.

Janice says: ” The Underground Railroad brought tens of thousands of formerly enslaved men and women to eastern Canada in the 19th century. Do you have ancestors that might have been involved in the Underground Railroad as those escaping slavery or those helping assist?How do you find records of those who were involved? What was life like for those escaping slavery? “

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity:   REGISTER HERE for Thursday’s webinar



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OGS Webinar: Digging Deeper Into The Ontario Collections on Ancestry

On the first Thursday of every month, the Ontario Genealogical Society hosts an education webinar.  This month, Annette Burke Lyttle will be presenting a webinar entitled ‘ Digging Deeper Into The Ontario Collections on Ancestry ‘.   The presentation will begin at 7pm EST on July 4 and registration is required.

Annette says: ”
Ancestry has 220 collections of Ontario records, but putting an ancestor’s name into a search form only skims the surface of these collections. Learn how to dig deeper into Ancestry’s resources to uncover genealogical gold mines”.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity:   REGISTER HERE for Thursday’s webinar

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