Archives of Ontario
Presentation by Danielle Manning
[June 15: 1:00-3:00 pm]

This presentation, “Doing Research from a Distance“, by Danielle Manning, is well suited to researchers who are unable to travel to Toronto to visit the Archives of Ontario in person.  Learn how to use the Archives of Ontario’s website and Microfilm Inter Loan Program to access collections – particularly records that are helpful for genealogical research. The speaker will also explain which services are available from anywhere in Ontario and provide a guided tour of the Archives’ website. 

The Wonders of WikiTree
Presentation by Leanne Cooper
[May 18: 1:00-3:00 pm]

In this presentation, Leanne Cooper will provide an overview of WikiTree and its key features, and explore the various ways that WikiTree supports finding and collaborating with distant cousins and other genealogists.

Leanne Cooper is an active member of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) and blogs at

Organizing Your DNA Matches
Webinar by Diahan Southard
[March 16: 1:00-3:00 pm]

This digital presentation will explain various methods for keeping track of your DNA matches – especially your autosomal matches.  The kind of information you need to keep track of and why will be covered using Excel, Word, email folders and correspondence.

Diahan Southard worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead her to her current position as Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information.

Family History Reno Project (The Easy Do-Over)
Presentation by Bob Dawes
[February 16: 1:00-3:00 pm]

If you’ve ever wanted to clean up your family history file, this is the easy way to approach it. Normally, a “Do Over” involves re-entering all of your family information from scratch while this approach allows you to continue using your file for research while cleaning it up. It allows you to take advantage of everything you’ve learned over the years as well as new resources and tools.