2015 OGS Conference

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The 2015 OGS Conference will be held at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, 2015.  The conference’s theme of “Tracks Through Time” is in commemoration of the 130 anniversary of the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) across Canada.

The railway had a major impact on Canada and on many of our ancestors.  Perhaps you had an ancestor who immigrated to Canada to get work building the railway.  Perhaps your ancestors left eastern Canada and moved west on the train.  Or perhaps your ancestor worked for the CPR or the Canadian National Railway (CNR) companies themselves.  The railway was definitely one of the “ties that bind”!

The “Call for Speakers” for the 2015 Conference has now gone out and encourage anyone who would be interested in being a presenter at the conference to check out OGS – Call for Speakers for further information.

As for your IP-SIG, we will have the following usual activities:

  1. We will once again have a table in the Marketplace where you can talk to some of our members who will be manning the table over the course of the weekend, and look at the available research.
  2. Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place over the lunchtime break on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  Members will be advised of the exact location we are allotted at the conference for our meeting, and a link to the agenda will eventually be posted here.