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November 2018

Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

November 24, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ottawa City Archives, Room 115, 100 Tallwood Drive
Nepean, ON, Canada, ON Canada
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November 24th, City of Ottawa Archives, Tallwood Avenue, Ottawa. DNA and Genealogy - Mr Frogs Wild ride.

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Merrickville and District Historical Society AGM

November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 245, 223 Main St W
Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0 Canada
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Mags will be presenting, The Power of DNA, to the Merrickville and District Historical Society Annual General Meeting. She will discuss the nuts and bolts of how DNA and genealogy can move family histories forward. The DNA of one of Merrickville's founders may make a special appearance during the talk. Please contact the Merrickville and District Historical Society for more on the Annual General Meeting.

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December 2018

i4gg – San Diego

December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Sheraton Mission Valley, 1433 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, California, CA United States
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WikiTree In The House! I will be attending the 2018 International Genetic Genealogy Conference in San Diego and will be sporting the latest in WikiTree Orange. See if you can find me - it will be like where's waldo, but with an orange twist! This event is sponsored by the Institute for Genetic Genealogy and happens December 7th to 9th at the Sheraton Mission Valley. I4GG

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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 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 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, 2020 @ 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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March 2020

Lennox and Addington Museum – DNA 201

March 7, 2020 @ 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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October 2020

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

October 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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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