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

OGS Webinar: DNA Painter

On the first Thursday of every month, the Ontario Genealogical Society hosts an education webinar.  This month, Linda Reid will be presenting a webinar entitled ‘DNA Painter’.   The presentation will begin at 7pm EST on June 6 and registration is required.

Linda says: ” DNA Painter is a wonderful tool for genetic genealogists. There are two different aspects to the site: tools and profiles. The tools section provides an interactive version of Blaine Bettinger’s Shared centiMorgan Project. The profiles section allows researchers to “paint” their chromosomes indicating which segments of DNA came from different ancestors. This can be done at different levels: just to grandparents or to all the ancestors whose genetic contributions can be identified. Many users choose to have more than one profile. “

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

NextGen welcomes Content Coordinator


The NextGen Genealogy  Network is pleased to welcome Becks Kobel as our latest Content Coordinator.

Becks is better known as ‘The Hipster Historian’ and she is obsessed with history,
the dead and telling the stories of those deceased by documenting their lives through various digital mediums.

Her goal is to bring genealogy and intersectional history to the masses and younger generations by keeping the love of genealogy going throughout all generations — which includes my focus on feminist-oriented research and progressive values.

Find her online at The Hipster Historian

OGS Webinar: Blogging Your Family History

On the first Thursday of every month, the Ontario Genealogical Society hosts an education webinar.  This month, Laura Hedgecock will be presenting a webinar entitled ‘Blogging Your Family History’.   The presentation will begin at 7pm EST on May 2 and registration is required.

Laura says: ” Join the more than 3,300 genealogists already blogging their family history; it has never been easier to get started! The president of GeneaBloggersTRIBE discuss the most popular, free, and easy blogging platforms, as well as where to find writing promptsand inspiration. This session will cover • A basic overview of how blogs work • How family historians can use a blog to share family stories, engage the extended family, compile research findings, and even find a new (to you) cousins eager to collaborate • Blogging versus sharing on social media • Practical reasons to blog • Blogging versus other writing • The sharing options offered by blogs—from keeping stories in the immediate family to publicizing through social media. “

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