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DNA Testing for Family History

May 2022 Speaker - Barbara Dickson

A story of Canada’s biggest WWII munitions plant (“GECO”) employing over 21,000 citizens, predominantly women, who courageously worked with high explosives around the clock over its four-year history

April 2022 Speaker - Geoff Cutten

Geoff provided us with an April Fools talk based on a Zoological Hoax. He spoke about the "Snouters".This hoax was the whimsical creation of Gerolf Steiner, a zoology professor at the University of Heidelberg

March 2022 Speaker -  Maggie MacKenzie

Maggie MacKenzie is the Heritage Services Coordinator with the City of Richmond Hill.  The topic was the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO) - designated under the Ontario Heritage Act


Nicole Adams is the Genealogy and Local History Librarian at the Oshawa Public Libraries as well as a professional genealogist.  She has over 30 years experience in researching family history and is always keen to help others in their research. 

Nicole’s presentation on June 9 will talk about new developments in consumer DNA testing as a way of digging for your family roots and what they can reveal about your family history

The information above is not an endorsement by the PROBUS Club of Durham West or any of its members. 

Often contact information is available through the speaker’s Linkedin professional profile, the organizations or businesses listed or online. The details are true to the date they were originally posted

See an overview of our 2021 Speakers

January 2022 Speaker – Lianne Harris on Royal Scandals

Gossip, intrigue, love affairs, clandestine meetings, mystery children . . . secrets shared and confidences broken---it’s all in a day’s work for the royals!


June 9th, 2022 Speaker

 Nicole Adams

February 2022 Speaker - Malcom Kelly - SPROG

SPROG is a historical fiction which narrates the adventures of a group of young men who enlist in the Canadian Air Force during WWII.


2022 Speakers

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