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March 2019

The Surname Society AGM/Conference 2019

March 23, 2019 @ 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm
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Surname Projects and DNA Projects, What is the difference? Is it all YDNA? Can we use mtDNA to further a Surname Study? What about XDNA, isn't X only handed down from the Mother to the daughter (no it's not), can it help? And what about auDNA, how can knowing information back to our 64, 4th great grandparents give us anything about our Surname? We will explore all the DNA avenues which might be helpful in working your Surname Project. It's…

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June 2019

The Genealogy Show, Birmingham England, 11.30am – 12.30pm, June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Genealogy Show, The National Exhibition Centre
Brimingham, United Kingdom
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Forensic Genealogy and Adoption - Betty Jean's Story For adoptees, finding genealogy for your family is a seriously daunting task. Betty Jean is a 90-year-old Adoptee with no paperwork or information to go on. Other than her adopted birth certificate and small hints from her adoptive parents, she knows nothing. Walk through the steps needed to find her father and open up her paternal genealogy. For more on Betty Jean's Story - as it happened - check out the Blog…

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The Genealogy Show

June 7, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
NEC Brimingham, North Ave, Marston Green
Birmingham, B40 1NT United Kingdom
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The Genealogy Show, June 2019, Birmingham, England

Mags will be lending her bit of Canadian/Carolinian spin to this Birmingham, England based Genealogy show! She will be  talking about: Forensic Genealogy and Adoption – Betty Jean’s Story Finding Genealogy for your family can become a seriously daunting task if you are adopted. Betty Jean is a 90-year-old Adoptee with no paperwork or information to go on, other than her adopted birth certificate and small hints from her adoptive parents. Walk through the steps needed to find her father.…

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October 2019

Grandma’s Genes in Oakville!

October 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - October 9, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy Street
Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4 Canada
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Oakville Public Library

Grandma's Genes in Oakville! Wednesday, October 09 6:30pm - 8:30pm I'll be dropping by the Oakville Library Genealogy meetup on October 9th. "Whether you’re new to genealogy or an experienced researcher, come learn in this informal seminar setting. Here’s a chance to ask and answer questions about your genealogical research from your fellow family historians and get some tips and tricks! Thinking of stopping by? Register in advance to ensure a seat! Brought to you in partnership with Ontario Ancestors…

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Grandma’s Genes in Hamilton!

October 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd
Hamilton, ON Canada
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Grandma's Collage

Hamilton Branch Family History Night The Power of DNA WHEN: October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm WHERE: Hamilton Public Library 55 York Blvd Hamilton - Wentworth Room COST: Free

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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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