Sunday was the Zoomer Show in Ottawa and my wife and I volunteered to do a three hour stint from opening at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A number of people came by the Genealogy stand (Ontario Genealogy Society, British Isles Family History Society of the Greater Ottawa area, and the City of Ottawa Archives shared this stand). We chatted to those who came by the stand about family history and genealogy and handed out information about the genealogy/family history organizations in the Ottawa area.
A good way to begin your
genealogy is to download the free software program from Legacy Family
Tree and enter in your data. If you want the bells and whistles you can pay a reasonable fee for the advanced program later or there are other
programs on the market. You can just extract all your information into a
gedcom and move it to whatever program you wish or post it on the internet in programs such as World Connect.