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November 2017

WikiTree LiveCast – Surname Studies by Kirsty Gray

November 25, 2017 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grandma’s Genes You Tube Channel
WikiTree LiveCasts

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 from the the live chat.   Pull up a chair to watch or ask questions in the LiveCast chat OR even join us as a LiveCast attendee. Either way…

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February 2018

RootsTech 2018

February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Salt Palace Convention Center, 90 South West Temple
Salt Lake City,
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Mags and AJ Jacobs

Oh yes I will be at Roots Tech. I'll be the one walking around in Orange. :-)

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March 2018

Finding Birth Families: Genealogy and Adoption Research

March 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Public Library – Cumberland Branch, 1599 Tenth Line Rd
Ottawa, ON K1E 3E8 Canada
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OPL Genealogy

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, Grandma's Genes, will illustrate the uses of DNA testing for adoption research." OPL Ottawa Public Library, Cumberland branch, 1599 Tenth Line Rd.  March 19, 2018,…

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September 2018

WikiTree Source-A-thon Hangouts

September 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am
WikiTree LiveCast
WikiTree Source-A-Thon

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 Code, inexperienced genealogists don't always record them. Sometimes the source is "Aunt Mabel," as Mags put it. This doesn't mean the information isn't worth preserving or…

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February 2019

Roots Tech 2019 – WikiTree in the House!

February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Salt Palace Convention Center, 90 South West Temple
Salt Lake City,
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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 the one in Orange with the biggest smile and hugs to boot! Come by the WikiTree Booth at 11:00AM on Friday for our WikiTree Photo!…

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June 2019

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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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 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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September 2020

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

September 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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