Conference 2016: Latest news and details

Enthusiastic registrants from Sudbury show the App on their mobile phones

Tired, inspired, and very grateful

A week ago we were in the midst of Conference 2016 with some 720+ weekend guests, closer to 800 with speakers and exhibitors. It was a whirlwind for the volunteer committee, the culmination of a couple of years of planning...

Screen shot of the Conference App

There’s an App for that!

Allow us to introduce the free OGS 2016 App—guaranteed to keep your Conference experience on the cutting edge. Build a personalized schedule so that you can easily keep track of all the sessions you want to attend. (There is even...

Dave Obee in front of stone Roman gate.

A banquet to remember

We’ve been gathering annually in different Ontario communities for 50 some years, and there’s always something special about an OGS Conference banquet. All unique, often reflecting an aspect of the location, all memorable. A time to celebrate achievements (maybe just...

Researcher nose to nose with a frog.

Pop-up talks

Stroll by the corner of our spacious Plaza foyer—the main Conference gathering place—and you might be stopped in your tracks by one of these intriguing (and short and sweet) pop-up presentations. For much of the day on both Saturday and...

Exterior of the Peter Gilgan Centre

Happy DNA Day!

On April 25, we mark the day in 1953 that Watson and Crick, and Wilkins and Franklin published their papers on the double-helix structure of DNA, as well as the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Those discoveries...

bunches of carrots

Incentive to register by May 15

You could register early just to be kind to our hard-working Conference committee—volunteers, every single one. But in case you need more incentive, here’s a carrot—in fact a whole bunch of carrots. If you’re already registered for Conference, or if...

John D. Reid

Freshly picked resources

Speaker John D. Reid lives in Ottawa, but he is just home from “Who Do You Think You Are? Live” (WDYTYA) in Birmingham, England, where he’s been harvesting fresh and up-to-date information for his workshop on Friday, June 3: Explore...

Osgoode Hall exterior

Wise counsel for genealogists

“We lawyers are always curious, always inquisitive, always picking up odds and ends for our patchwork minds, since there is no knowing when and where they may fit into some corner.” Such is the belief of a character in Charles...

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