Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) Hosts Annual Seminar, 1-3 June 2007

The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) will be hosting the society’s annual seminar. This year’s theme, Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital for 150 Years – the Peopling of Canada, brings together the thirty Branches of OGS. Historians, and speakers, will share their expertise with the 600 expected registrants from across North America, members of genealogical and historical societies. There will be a marketplace of genealogical and historical materials with forty-five to fifty vendors, a computer room for registrants to ask questions and learn about computer-related genealogy products, on-line access to Ancestry.ca, and historical vignettes around the naming of the capital in 1857 performed by The Vintage Stock Theatre at the banquet.

The Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation will be coming to Seminar 2007 to collect genealogical DNA sample. SMGF is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the world’s foremost collection of DNA and corresponding genealogical information. The Sorenson Database currently contains more than 60,000 DNA samples and family trees from men and women around the world. Adding your DNA sample and four-generation genealogy to the records in the Sorenson Database makes you a vital branch of the genetic family tree.

Where: Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada

When: June 1st to 3rd, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Victor Suthren

More information on Seminar 2007 is available at www.ogsseminar.org and on the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation and their Project at www.smgf.org.

One thought on “Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) Hosts Annual Seminar, 1-3 June 2007

  1. The only problem with giving the DNA sample is that is will cost you to see the results. It is too expensive to do this for many as costs rise. I gave mine but will never know the results.

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