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November 2019

Hamilton Genealogy Fair

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd
Hamilton, ON Canada
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Hamilton Genealogy Fair 2019

Hamilton Public Library’s 2nd Annual Genealogy Fair Presented by the Local History & Archives Department and the Ontario Genealogical Society. Learn more about your family history at the 2019 Hamilton Genealogy Fair. Presented by the Local History & Archives Department at the Hamilton Public Library and the Ontario Genealogical Society.   Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Time: 10am-4pm Program Saturday, November 16, 2019 Speakers & Programs (all on 4th Floor): 10am-4pm – Genealogy Kids Zone Drop-In, Program Room 10am-12pm &…

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An African Canadian Family History Mystery – UGA DNA

November 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UGA DNA SIG
UGA Presentation

A scientist in Ottawa, wants to know what his real last name is. The family lore? The great grandfather, Samuel, was adopted by an African-Canadian gentleman, Abraham. The adoptee, Samuel, was the son of Abraham’s wife’s sister. Family photographs of Samuel’s children reveal Anglo-Canadian boys. Taking all the information from a family Genealogy done previously and adding aspects of traditional, forensic and genetic genealogy we will extend the story, finding the truth to this family’s rich history. Along the way we will discover their real identity, and their story, beyond Samuel Gorge and into the dark history early African families in Ontario.

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February 2020

Ontario Ancestors Webinar – DNA Databases

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ontario Ancestors Webinar Series, Online

February Webinar - Mags Gaulden February 6, 2020 07:00 PM Topic: DNA Databases DNA databases, what are they? How do they work? Who runs them? What’s in the TOS/Privacy (Terms of Service/Privacy)? How to you use DNA Databases in your research? Answering these questions for every level of Genealogists.

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Roots Tech 2020

February 26 - March 7
Salt Palace Convention Center, 90 South West Temple
Salt Lake City,
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Mags will be at Roots Tech this year. Mainly hanging out at the WikiTree booth - #1311.  Mags will also be helping with the mitYDNA.org booth - #1842. Interesting Booth Talks Schedule Wednesday: 9:30 AM - Ballroom B, Quickly finding common ancestors through DNA (Rob Warthen) - Regular session 6pm - WikiTree - Sarah Rojas (WikiTree Basics) 6:30 - FTDNA - Y-DNA & Advanced Y-DNA (Gale French) Thursday: 10:40 - WikiTree - The Basics (Sarah Rojas) 10:35 - FTDNA -…

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March 2020

Lennox and Addington Museum – DNA 201

March 7 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lennox and Addington Museum, 97 Thomas St. E
Napanee, ON Canada
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DNA 201 - Matching, autosomal, Y, mitochondrial and X Tips and tools to help you connect with your matches and your EKCA's (Earliest Known Common Ancestor). Matching is easy! I have a match who is listed as a fourth cousin AND they share my surname. I am done. Not so fast. Is your surname a common surname? Does the match have a good paper trail (traditional genealogy) back to a common ancestor? There are many more things to do to…

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September 2020

WikiTree LiveCasts – Saturdays from 10am-11am

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WikiTree LiveCast

Join Sarah and Mags as they round -up the weekly happenings at WikiTree! Fund and facts and photos and the Question of the week and guests and...

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The Power of DNA – Rideau Township Historical Society, Wednesday, September 16, 2020

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rideau Township Historical Society, 6581 Fourth Line Rd
North Gower, ON K0A 2T0 Canada
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Mags will be virtually visiting the Rideau Township Historical society to talk to them about the power of DNA. It's all about how DNA can be used in genealogical research and where this kind of research is today and moving into the future.

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British Home Children, 7PM-8PM, Thursday Sept. 17, 2020 Gen. With a Canadian Twist

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mags will be stopping by Genealogy With A Canadian Twist for a talk about British Home Children. She will share information about the British Home Child Project on WikiTree and her own ties to this mass immigration.

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An Introduction to Collaborative Genealogy, WikiTree – September 19, 2020, 11am-12pm, ISBGFH

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ISBGFH

An Introduction to Collaborative Genealogy, WikiTree - September 19, 2020, 11am-12pm, ISBGFH - International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. Working your family lines on sites like Ancestry, Geni and Family Search are great ways to move your research forward IF you can find people willing to collaborate with you. One of the biggest complaints about doing just that, collaborating, keeps many from delving into this part of Genealogy. WikiTree has an answer. WikiTree is where genealogists collaborate and…

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October 2020

BIFHSGO – DNA SIG – Two Sessions, Genetic Proof Standards and mtDNA Testing, October 3, 2020, 9:30pm-12:00pm

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
BIFHSGO DNA SIG

Mags will discuss Genetic Proof Standards. What are they or is there one? Why do we have one and who created them? Can I use a 2cM shared match to prove a relationship? Mags will address all of your questions during this session. In the Second Session Mags will talk about how she is a unicorn in mtDNA testing. She made a roundabout strange connection to her mtDNA via mtDNA testing. This roundabout way solved a heartbreaking family mystery. It's…

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