Saturday November 25 at 3:00PM EST - Surname Studies Studies by Kirsty Gray. Everything Surnames Studies from the Surname Society Chair, Kirsty Gray. Join Mags as WikiTreer Kirsty Gray introduces us to Surname Studies and One Name Studies. How they work, why to do them and we will answer some G2G posts about Surnames as well as your questions … Continue reading "WikiTree LiveCast – Surname Studies by Kirsty Gray"
Mini-Panel discussion about adoption. Mags will cover research done using DNA to find adoptees' birth families. "How can adoptees and birth families find each other? Genetic genealogy and traditional research sources can both help you trace long-lost relatives. Monica Byrne, Parent Finders Ottawa, will discuss adoption in Ontario and the resources of Parent Finders. Mags Gaulden, … Continue reading "Finding Birth Families: Genealogy and Adoption Research"
Source-a-What? This is our third 72-hour sourcing marathon. The first one in 2016 was lots of fun and together we added sources to over 22,000 profiles. Last year we had almost 500 participants and added sources to over 53,000 profiles! Our goal is to clear out the Unsourced Profiles category on WikiTree. Although including sources is in our community's Honor … Continue reading "WikiTree Source-A-thon Hangouts"
I'll be one of many WikiTree splashes of orange at Roots Tech 2019. Stop by the WikiTree booth to meet some of the people you have only met Virtually - Chris Whitten, Eowyn Langholf, Jaime Nelson, Me (Mags), Michael Stills, Peter Roberts, Karen Tobo, Susie McCleod, Sarah Rojas, Barbara Shoff, and more! I will be … Continue reading "Roots Tech 2019 – WikiTree in the House!"
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 … Continue reading "The Genealogy Show"
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 … Continue reading "Grandma’s Genes in Oakville!"
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, … Continue reading "Hamilton Genealogy Fair"
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.
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 … Continue reading "An Introduction to Collaborative Genealogy, WikiTree – September 19, 2020, 11am-12pm, ISBGFH"