Owing to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be holding meetings online until further notice.
Irish Lines and Female Finds:
Exploring Irish records, female ancestors and genetic genealogy
Register now for our 26th annual conference!
There will be 15 sessions online, over eight days between 19 and 26 September,
with 14 international speakers, experts in their own fields.
Enjoy presentations for all levels of genealogical experience.
See you in September!
Looking forward to Gillian Leitch's presentation's on 11 September - "The Paulin(e) Family Reunion: Taking Family Research to the Family." For more information, see Meetings & Activities.
Online, information to follow. The presentation is free, but donations are gratefully accepted through Canada Helps here. Have a great summer!
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Library Access to Magazines
Did you know you can read several popular genealogy magazines on your own device for free? Ottawa Public Library offers digital magazines
through their Libby app, here are some suggestions to get you started:
- Family Tree Magazine (UK edition)
- Who Do You Think You Are?
- BBC History Magazine
There are many more interesting magazines to enrich staying at home. If you have issues with using the Libby app, there is help
There are other free online genealogy resources
at the OPL, including free online access to the Ancestry subscription account until 30 September 2021. You will need a library card for these resources. Temporary cards
are available online during the pandemic.