Here is the latest and last Conference 2015 video in our series. This is an interview with a first time conference attendee, Michele Watson from Essex Branch OGS, that focuses on what a “First Time Attendee” will get to experience!
Can’t attend conference? Here’s an opportunity to see what you’re missing. We are web-streaming live our Saturday morning Panel Discussion, Tracks through Time. Genealogy, by its very nature, is “tracking”. Our moderator, Thomas MacEntee and panelists Richard M. Doherty, Dr. Maurice Gleeson, Kirsty Gray and Dave
Obee will discuss challenges, concerns and opportunities related to tracking our ancestors and leaving behind our own tracks to follow. To see and hear the discussion live, click on this link. The session starts at 8:30 am on Saturday, May 30th and can only be viewed live – there won’t be a recording!
For members of the Ontario Genealogical Society, we will be live-streaming our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 30th at 9:45 am. If you can’t get to conference but want to hear what’s happening with the Society, tune in by clicking on this link to view the meeting live.
The Schedule of Fast Tracks is now available through the Marketplace page on the website. Check it out to see if there is a presentation that you won’t want to miss, since the seating in Fast Tracks is very limited. The Fast Tracks theatre will be located in Marketplace.
This is a reminder that Tours and Conference Meals must be ordered by May 10th, and pre-Registration for Conference will close on May 15th. Registration will open on-site beginning May 28th – please see the Registration Page for details.
Are you attending or hoping to attend the OGS ‘Tracks Through Time’ conference in Barrie, May 29 -31?
Are you looking to share accommodations?
Are you looking for a ride to Barrie?
Are you driving and interested in carpooling or sharing fuel costs?
If so please visit the Conference’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OntarioGenealogicalSocietyConference?fref=ts to check out some options or post your own.
Conference 2015 Speaker Video # 7
Kathryn Lake Hogan is a professional genealogist, author, educator and speaker specializing in helping family history researchers find their ancestors in Canada. Continue reading
Reminder: Early Bird Registration ends April 10th… Take advantage of the savings before time runs out!
Conference 2015 Speaker Video # 6
Bio: Richard M. Doherty of Troy, MI is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author with 40+ years of experience. Continue reading
Early-Bird Registration for OGS Conference 2105 in Barrie has been extended until 10 April 2015. The recent finalization of the Conference Tours necessitated the change to give more time for registrants to sign up. Those already registered will have the opportunity to order tours as well. The Conference Committee also felt that the late departure of Winter from most of Canada had prevented many people from thinking about travelling, and for those who have managed a winter escape, we offer the opportunity to focus on their spring upon their return.
Conference 2015 Speaker Video # 5
Dave Obee, LLD (University of Victoria), is the editor-in-chief of the Times Colonist newspaper and is the author of twelve books, including guides to Canadian immigration records and census records. Continue reading