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The Norfolk County Archives offers a variety of events, from guest speakers to genealogy workshops.

Ken McKinlay - speaker
The Norfolk County Archives is pleased to present our first Genealogy Mini Series Talk with Guest Speaker, Ken McKinlay, on January 30th from 7pm to 8pm. We are pleased to offer this presentation through Zoom, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. We kindly thank you for your support through your choice of donation. Register through Eventbrite:
Top 10 Tips For Being a Better Researcher
Description: In this presentation, we will be doing a top ten countdown of what Ken considers the top tips and tricks for finding your ancestors. However, unlike the usual top ten lists, we won’t be discussing the specifics of doing searches but will instead be looking at the big picture when doing your genealogy and family history research.
Bio: Ken McKinlay’s foray into his family tree research started with three simple family stories that he wanted to confirm or refute. He has now been researching his family tree for over 20 years and discoveries are still being made. He has given talks for several branches of the Ontario Ancestors, the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, and the Ottawa Public Library. Ken’s talks generally focus on methodologies and providing the skills needed to help solve those brick wall problems. He has a genealogy-related blog at Family Tree Knots ( where he shares the methodologies that he uses in his own research.

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