Presentations

Following are my upcoming and past genealogy-related presentations (see below for descriptions):

Upcoming Presentations

Date Event/Location Presentation
Early 2019 Details to follow Using mtDNA for Genealogy: A Case Study
April 2019 Details to follow Building and Sharing Your Family Tree
May 2019 Details to follow The Wonders of WikiTree: Adventures in Collaborative Genealogy

Past Presentations

Date Event Presentation
October 18, 2018 Ottawa Public Library, Greenboro Branch Building and Sharing Your Family Tree
September 30, 2018 British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) Annual Conference The Wonders of WikiTree: Adventures in Collaborative Genealogy
April 21, 2018 Ottawa Public Library – Discover Your Roots: Genealogy and Local History Fair Building and Sharing Your Family Tree
October 28, 2017 WikiTree LiveCast Introduction to WikiTree
February 11, 2017 British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) Monthly Meeting – Before BIFHSGO Educational Talk Introduction to WikiTree
September 10, 2016 British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) Annual Conference – DNA Panel Using mtDNA for Genealogy: A Case Study

If you are interested in a presentation, please contact me. Following are the presentations that I currently have available:

Building and Sharing your Family Tree – 30 to 60 min

There are many options for building and sharing your family tree: paper or electronic forms, family tree software, online family trees on sites like Ancestry or MyHeritage, and collaborative family tree websites such as WikiTree. This presentation explores the key features, pros and cons of each, along with things to consider when making the choice.

Introduction to WikiTree – 20 to 30 min

WikiTree (www.wikitree.com) is a free online collaborative family tree. This presentation provides an overview of WikiTree and its key features, discusses some pros and cons of using a collaborative tree, and gives some tips on using WikiTree.

The Wonders of WikiTree: Adventures in Collaborative Genealogy – 60 min

WikiTree (www.wikitree.com) is a free online collaborative family tree. This presentation provides an overview of WikiTree and its key features, and explores various ways that WikiTree supports finding and collaborating with distant cousins and other genealogists. By working together, we can build more complete and accurate life stories of our ancestors and ensure that this information is accessible to all.

Using Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) for Genealogy: A Case Study – 30 to 60 min

Using a case study, this presentation demonstrates how mtDNA can be successfully used to answer a genealogical question. This is the presentation version of this series of blog posts.