The Ontario Genealogical Society and the Local History & Archives Department of the Hamilton Public Library present Genealogy Fair 2018.
Genealogy Fair is a full day of learning how to research history and preserve the past.
Join us on Saturday, November 17, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Central Library.
For any questions, please call the Local History & Archives Department at 905-546-3408.
KEYNOTE: A Brick Wall Chisel: The Cluster Research Project with Ruth Blair, Profesional Genealogist
You have an ancestor and you know they should be found in that particular parish but they are nowhere to be found in the registers -- now what? This lecture will describe how to organize and start a cluster research project to help you break down a brick wall in your family history.
10:15 am, 4th Floor
Digitized City Directories: A New Source in Your Research
Discover how city directories can assist you in locating where an ancestor lived. Learn how to search a new selection of digitized Hamilton City Directories available online to assist in your research.
12:00 pm, 4th Floor Computer Lab
Finding Hidden Secrets in the Databases of the OGS
Learn about the resources available from the Ontario Genealogy Society (OGS) and how the OGS can help you.
1:00 pm, 4th Floor
Genetic Genealogy: DNA Testing, Tools and Tips with Ben Dawson, Professional Genealogist
Interested in genetic genealogy or how DNA can help you discover your past? This presentation will explore the history of genetic genealogy, examine common misconceptions about this type of research, and explore how DNA testing works and understanding the result through various websites.
2:30 pm, 4th Floor
Digitize your Memories
Learn how to use our photo scanner to create digital images from your negatives. We will also show you how to digitize your VHS cassette and upload your images and video to the internet to share with family and friends.
12:00 pm, 4th Floor Photo Studio
Green Screen Fun: Local History & Archives Edition
Step into Hamilton's past and have your picture taken for free with historic images from the Local History & Archives department.
2:00 pm - 4th Floor Photo Studio
Ancestry Library Edition
Drop in to learn the basics of searching census, vital, immigration records using Ancestry Library Edition.
11:00am & 3:00pm, 4th Floor Computer Lab
Genealogy Kids Zone
Drop in to have fun discovering the roots of your family tree with help from our Local History & Archives department.
10:00 am to 3:30 pm, 4th Floor Program Room