Archive for the ‘Branch Activities’ Category

FYI: Important News from Niagara Peninsula Branch

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Due to multiple conflicting schedules the Niagara Branch Program Committee has decided to move its October 25th Fall Seminar to March 2015.

Saturday, October 25th is an incredibly busy day as far as many other OGS Branch presentations are concerned and the target audience is divided. The low number of pre registered attendees for this event means that not many Genealogists would benefit from the excellent speakers and presentations.

We have NOT cancelled the event. Instead we have moved it to the Spring of 2015, to be held on Saturday, March 14th. The format of the event will change to a mid morning “pancake breakfast”, a Branch AGM, and a slightly shorter day.

We apologize for the short notice of this change. There was hope for an increase in registration closer to the date, but that has not occurred. For anyone who has registered, a refund will be coming to you.

Details regarding the Spring event will be available shortly. Look to our Branch Website and Facebook Group for updated information.

As always, Thank you for your continued support,
The Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

Contact Information for Niagara Branch can be found here:

OGS Oxford Branch now on Facebook!

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Our Oxford Branch has now started a group on Facebook. Join this group to get the latest news from Oxford.

OGS has a significant Facebook presence. On top of our OGS page, many Branches have a page or a group there.

See if your branches are on Facebook.

Bruce and Grey Branch OGS: Annual Fall Event

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Join the OGS Bruce and Grey Branch as they welcome the President of the Quebec Family History Society – Gary Schroder.

Date: Oct. 25, 2014

Time: Registration opens at 8:30 am

Location: Durham & District Community Centre, 451 Saddler Street West, Durham, Ontario




Registration Fee: $40.00 per person before Oct. 10. $45.00 at door.

Lunch is included in fee.

See website for registration form:

Click here for more details

Notice for Quinte Branch Meeting

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Quinte West Library, 7 Creswell Dr, Trenton

Speaker: Geoff Rasmussen

Topic: “Timelines & Chronologies: Secrets of Success”

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NOTE: Change of Speaker and Topic for Essex Branch October Meeting

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm (note change of day for Thanksgiving holiday)

Location: Windsor Public Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON

Speaker: Debra Honor

Topic: “The Enrolled Pensioners of Amherstburg”

Brief Overview: During the 1850’s the British government did not need as many soldiers to protect her empire. So the government came up with a plan to have old soldiers with good conduct be settled in areas of the colonies where they might be needed to defend the settlers. Some plans failed but the one in Amherstburg and Penetanguishene were successful. Join us and find out why.

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Notice for Kingston Branch Meeting

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: 10:00am

Location: Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St., Kingston

Speakers: Jane Foster and Shelley Respondek

Topic: Newly Reopened Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives

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Notice for Hamilton Branch Meeting

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Lincoln Alexander School, 50 Ravenbury Dr. Library, Hamilton, ON

Speaker: Ruth Burkholder

Topic: Finding Land Petitions Online

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Notice for Lambton County Branch Meeting

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Road, Sarnia

Speaker: David Yates

Topic: The Great Storm of 1913

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Notice for Essex County Branch Meeting

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Windsor Public Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON

Speaker: Kathryn Lake Hogan (PLCGS)

Topic: Evidence and Proof in Genealogical Research

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Notice for Kent Branch Meeting

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Meeting: Kent Branch, OGS

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

Presenters:  The Chatham Railway Museum

Topic: All Aboard!!

Brief Overview: Take a trip back in time as we explore the history of the railway in Kent County and its impact on local families.

Everyone is welcome.

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