Dave Obee’s Genealogy Jamboree talk about treasures on Canadiana.ca is must viewing

Dave Obee answered several questions from the audience after his presentation at Genealogy Jamboree.

Did you watch Dave Obee’s presentation about the Canadiana website that was live streamed yesterday from Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California? If not, you should.

At the risk of raising expectations unreasonably high, which I tend to do when raving about the “greatest movie” I just saw, I highly recommend anyone researching their Canadian ancestors register to watch the recording of Dave’s presentation that will be available until July 31, 2019. In fact, registering will allow you to watch all 12 live streamed presentations for free. (I assume you can still register for the recordings.)

At the beginning of the presentation, entitled Canadiana’s Genealogical Treasures, Dave warns us that the website is not easy to navigate — and then he explains how and where to look for the hidden treasures. He reminds us that much of the site is not indexed, but the gems he shares demonstrate why the collections are worth browsing.

Dave talks about the two main sections on Canadiana: Canadiana Online and Héritage.

Among the collections mentioned in the presentation are Upper Canada Land Books, parish registers, war diaries, Juvenile Inspection, Chinese immigration, homestead grants, city directories, and newspapers.

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One Response to Dave Obee’s Genealogy Jamboree talk about treasures on Canadiana.ca is must viewing

  1. Celia Lewis says:

    It was an excellent presentation – made me get on Canadiana and do some digging!! Yes it’s difficult, and no, I haven’t found what I’m looking for, but I’ll keep at it now that I understand better what’s on and where it might be!

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