Genealogy fair set for Nepean

Discover Your Roots: Genealogy and Local History Fair

OTTAWA – Are you thinking about starting your family tree, or researching the history of your house? Wondering what those DNA matches really mean? Learn all those answers and more at Ottawa Public Library’s second annual Discover Your Roots: Genealogy and Local History Fair, taking place Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr. Discover Your Roots is presented in partnership with the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO).

This free all-day event will feature presentations, displays by community organizations, and genealogy specialists to answer all your questions about genealogy and local history.

Do not miss the following presentations during this year’s Genealogy and Local History Fair:

  • Resources for Genealogy Research – 10 to 11 a.m.

Library and Archives Canada, BIFHSGO, and OPL

  • DNA: What do the matches mean? – 11 a.m. to noon

Leanne Cooper shows you how to manage results of your DNA test. 


  • Free Online Resources for the Frugal Genealogist – 1 to 2 p.m.

Gail Dever, author of the popular blog Genealogy à la carte

  • House History: Researching Your Building or Property – 2 to 3 p.m.

Stuart Clarkson, Archivist, City of Ottawa Archives.

Throughout the day, you can visit displays from local museums, historical, and genealogy societies; or bring your questions to the genealogy specialists from OPL and BIFHSGO in the Resource Rooms.

All presentations in English.  French questions welcome. For all the details please visit our website.