2016

Month Date Time Event Details
August 1-31 cdfhsleaficon National Family History Month
August Mon
1st
7pm Webinar online  (Members only)
What is a Family Finder DNA test?
An overview for members who would like to see how many of us are using Family Tree DNA’s Family Finder test as a tool in our genealogical research.  Free.
Bookings required: email Louise.
August Thurs
4th
Book a
Time
Legacy Family Tree Software
Workshops with Kesley Court
Learn how to use Legacy family history software to compile your family tree and organise your research. Legacy has a free version, which can be downloaded to your computer.
Bookings required.  Free.
August Fri
5th
6:15pm Shadows of the Past
Evening Cemetery Tours
August Sat
6th
2pm
to 4pm
Photo Books for Family History
Presenter:  Kesley Court
Learn how to create your own family history photo book using freely available software for the Mac or PC.  A photo book is a wonderful way to pass on your family story using photographs, certificates, newspaper clippings and more!
RSVP or enquiries.  Free.
August Sat
6th
6:15pm Shadows of the Past
Evening Cemetery Tours
August Mon
8th
1pm UK & Irish Parish Records on FindMyPast
Presenter:  Heather Cox
Findmypast offers the largest collection of Parish records of baptisms, marriages and burials for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Discover what parish records are available on Findmypast and how to use them effectively.
RSVP or enquiries.  Free.
August Mon
8th
7pm Webinar online (Members only)
What is an AncestryDNA test?
An overview for those who would like to see how many of us are using AncestryDNA as a tool in our family history research.  Free.
Bookings required, to Louise.
August Tues
9th
Book a
Time
Family Tree Maker Software
Workshops with Marylynne Whittaker
Learn how to use Family Tree Maker family history software to compile your family tree and organise your research.
Bookings required.  Free.
August Wed
10th
10:30am Beginning Family History for Seniors
Presenter:  Dianne Brelsford
An introduction for beginners to family history research.  Come along and learn how to start discovering your family’s history!
RSVP or enquiries.  Free.
August Thurs
11th
Book a
Time
Family Tree Maker Software
Workshops with Joan Taylor
Learn how to use Family Tree Maker family history software to compile your family tree and organise your research.
Bookings required.  Free.
August Thurs
11th
Book a
Time
Legacy Family Tree Software
Workshops with Kesley Court
Learn how to use Legacy family history software to compile your family tree and organise your research. Legacy has a free version, which can be downloaded to your computer.
Bookings required.  Free.
August 13-21 cdfhsleaficon Seniors Week
August Sat
13th
10am
to 4pm
Drop-In Genealogy Clinic
CDFHS Resource Centre
Free to members & firsttime newcomers
August Sat
13th
Book a
Time
Family Tree Maker Software
Workshops with Marylynne Whittaker
Learn how to use Family Tree Maker family history software to compile your family tree and organise your research.
Bookings required.  Free.
August Sat
13th
10am
to 12pm
Using DNA for Unknown Parentage & Biological Family Searches
Presentation:  Louise Coakley
Learn how genealogical DNA testing is now being used to help identify and connect biological relatives.  Very popular with people of unknown parentage, eg. adoptees, donor conceived, foundlings, former child migrants, etc).  Free.
RSVP or Enquiries to Louise.
August Sat
13th

12pm
to 4pm

DNA Assistance
A special session for morning attendees who may wish to stay on afterwards to get some individual assistance.
August Sat
13th
6:15pm
& 8:15pm
Shadows of the Past
Evening Cemetery Tours
August Mon
15th
7pm Webinar online (Members only)
What is GEDmatch and how do I use it?
An overview for those who have tested with FTDNA’s Family Finder, AncestryDNA or 23andMe, but haven’t yet tried all the great free tools available on GEDmatch.  Free.
Bookings required, to Louise.
August Wed
17th
1:00pm Beginning Family History for Seniors
Presenter:  Dianne Brelsford
An introduction for beginners to family history research.  Come along and learn how to start discovering your family’s history!
RSVP or enquiries.  Free.
August Thurs
18th
Book a
Time
Legacy Family Tree Software
Workshops with Kesley Court
Learn how to use Legacy family history software to compile your family tree and organise your research. Legacy has a free version, which can be downloaded to your computer.
Bookings required.  Free.
August Thurs
18th
6:30pm CDFHS Committee Meeting
August Fri
19th
6:15pm Shadows of the Past
Evening Cemetery Tours
August Sat
20th
2pm Antique Doll Display & Information
Presenter:  June Ubrihien
This display features beautiful antique dolls dressed in clothes of yesteryear. Get some tips from June Ubrihien on collecting, dressing, preserving and storing your antique doll collection.
RSVP or enquiries.  Free.
August Sat
20th
6:15pm Shadows of the Past
Evening Cemetery Tours
August Mon
22nd
10am UK & Irish Parish Records on FindMyPast
Presenter:  Heather Cox
Findmypast offers the largest collection of Parish records of baptisms, marriages and burials for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Discover what parish records are available on Findmypast and how to use them effectively.
RSVP or enquiries.  Free.
August Mon
22nd
7pm Webinar online (Members only)
How to privatise information when sharing images online.
How to use free screen snipping, editing and blurring tools to obscure private information when sharing images online; very useful for DNA testers.  Free.
Bookings required, to Louise.
August Tues
23rd
Book a
Time
Family Tree Maker Software
Workshops with Marylynne Whittaker
Learn how to use Family Tree Maker family history software to compile your family tree and organise your research.
Bookings required.  Free.
August Thurs
25th
Book a
Time
Family Tree Maker Software
Workshops with Joan Taylor
Learn how to use Family Tree Maker family history software to compile your family tree and organise your research.
Bookings required.  Free.
August Thurs
25th
Book a
Time
Legacy Family Tree Software
Workshops with Kesley Court
Learn how to use Legacy family history software to compile your family tree and organise your research. Legacy has a free version, which can be downloaded to your computer.
Bookings required.  Free.
August Sat
27th
10am
to 4pm
DNA Day
CDFHS Resource Centre
RSVP or enquiries.  Free.
August Sat
27th
Book a
Time
Family Tree Maker Software
Workshops with Marylynne Whittaker
Learn how to use Family Tree Maker family history software to compile your family tree and organise your research.
Bookings required.  Free.
August Sat
27th
6:15pm
& 8:15pm
Shadows of the Past
Evening Cemetery Tours
August Mon
29th
7pm Webinar online (Members only)
Write a blog post for CDFHS!
Learn how easy it is to share your family story, family photographs, research brickwall or family mystery on CDFHS’s blog and share it on social media for all the world to see (or to help with).  Free.
Bookings required, to Louise.
August Wed
31st
7pm
to 9pm
DNA Interest Group
An evening DIG meeting – Everyone welcome, especially those who can’t usually make it on Saturdays!  Meeting room – enter via Lake Street.
RSVP or enquiries.  Free.
September Sat
3rd
2pm CDFHS Annual General Meeting
& Facebook for Genealogy
CDFHS Resource Centre
September Sat
10th
10am
to 4pm
Drop-In Genealogy Clinic
CDFHS Resource Centre
Free to members & first-time newcomers
September Sat
10th
1pm
to 4pm
DNA Interest Group
CDFHS Resource Centre
Free to members & first-time newcomers; $5 non-members
September Thurs
15th
6:30pm CDFHS Committee Meeting
September Sat
17th
2pm [September Presentation]
October Sat
8th
10am
to 4pm
Drop-In Genealogy Clinic
CDFHS Resource Centre
Free to members & first-time newcomers
October Sat
8th
10am
to 4pm
Drop-In DNA Clinic
CDFHS Resource Centre
Free attendance for members & first-timers
October Sat
15th
2pm [October Presentation]
October Thurs
20th
6:30pm CDFHS Committee Meeting
November Sat
12th
10am
to 4pm
Drop-In Genealogy Clinic
CDFHS Resource Centre
Free to members & first-time newcomers
November Sat
12th
1pm
to 4pm
DNA Interest Group
CDFHS Resource Centre
Free to members & first-time newcomers; $5 non-members
November Thurs
17th
6:30pm CDFHS Committee Meeting
November Sat
19th
2pm Interview Techniques
Presenter:  Diane Clark
December Sat
10th
10am
to 4pm
Drop-In Genealogy Clinic
CDFHS Resource Centre
Free to members & first-time newcomers
December Sat
10th
10am
to 4pm
Drop-In DNA Clinic
CDFHS Resource Centre
Free attendance for members & first-timers; $5 non-members
 December  Thurs
15th
3pm  Close for Xmas break