Archive for the ‘Branch Activities’ Category

Call for Speakers – Genetic Genealogy

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Toronto Branch is planning a one-day workshop on 6 June 2015 on Genetic Genealogy and its uses in family history research.

We are looking for speakers who would like to be take part. The workshop will deal with the main types of DNA testing that are used by genealogists as well as how the results from genetic testing are used in conducting or supporting genealogical research. We hope to offer lectures for audiences at the beginner level as well as for people with a more advanced level of knowledge who have used DNA testing. You’ll find our detailed call for presentations at

The deadline to submit a proposal for this workshop is Saturday, 17 January 2015.

Notice for Niagara Peninsula Branch Meeting – Streaming

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Join Niagara Peninsula Branch for a Wonderful night of sharing Family History Stories and getting back to the basics of Genealogy. There will also be finger foods and time to socialize with those who share a passion for Genealogy.

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: First Grantham United Church, 415 Linwell Road, St. Catharines, ON

Contact Info:

Notice for Sault & District Branch Meeting

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 7:30 -10:00 pm
Location: Rosedale Public School, 90 Chapple Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, ON (map)
Activities: Brief business meeting; Meet researchers; Q & A; Guest Speaker

Bruce & Grey Branch Meeting

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Join Bruce & Grey Branch for Christmas Traditions!

Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: LDS Family History Centre, 490 2nd Avenue Southeast, Owen Sound (map)

All are welcome!

Contact Info:

Ottawa Branch Special Presentation – A Case Study from the First World War (STREAMING)

Friday, November 21st, 2014
Date: Saturday, November 22,2014
Time:1pm – 3pm
Location: City of Ottawa Archives (Room 115) (map)
Brief Overview:

1:00-1:30: Networking & Refreshments

1:30-3:00 Special Presentation –  A Soldier of the Great War: A Research Case Study. For our presentation this month, Ottawa genealogist Ken McKinlay will discuss a case study of an individual who served in the First World War.

This meeting will be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person.

Contact Info:

To join the meeting, go to: 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before: Test your connection: Get a quick overview:

Notice for Halton-Peel Branch AGM and 40th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Join Halton-Peel Branch at their Annual General Meeting and help them celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their Branch.

Also featured will be a presentation by Katherine Barber on “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Word”. Katherine Barber, “Canada’s Word Lady” is an expert on the English language and a frequent guest on radio and television. She is a former editor of the Oxford Canadian Dictionary and will be discussing the origin and use of words relevant to family historians – especially those words found in wills

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Notice for Kent County Branch Meeting

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: St. Andrew’s Residence 99 Park St., Chatham, ON

Topic: ‘Tis the Season!

Brief Info: It is time again to come together to share some stories, fellowship and cheer.

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Notice for London & Middlesex Branch Meeting

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Westmount Branch, London Public Library

Topic:”My Favorite Utilities for Using My Computer & the Internet”

Brief Overview: Members will speak of programs that really help their family history research. This will be a great way to discover aids to make using your computer easier.

Contact info:


Monday, November 17th, 2014

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 7 to 9pm, there will be an on-line Board Branch/SIG Executive Meeting via Adobe Connect.

If you are a member of your Branch’s Executive (Elected or Committee Coordinator) and would like to attend, please email your RSVP to . These meetings will be held on a monthly basis, and is your opportunity to chat with some of the OGS Board Member’s, and your fellow Branch Executive’s.

When you RSVP please include your Name, Branch, and Executive Position. A couple days before the meeting, an email will be sent out with the agenda and a link to the meeting.

Thank You,
Tyler Stevens
Board Branch/SIG Executive Liaison

Notice for Toronto Branch Meeting

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Date: Monday, November 24 at

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto

Speakers: Various

Title of Talk: Great Moments in Genealogy

Brief Info: A series of short presentations by various Branch members on their Eureka moments in family history research.

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