Archive for the ‘Branch Activities’ Category

Oxford County Branch Celebrates 35 Years

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

OGS President Alan Campbell presents Oxford Branch Chair Marilyn Whyley with their 35th Anniversary Certificate.

Oxford Anniversary Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Good Time was had by all!

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.

Contact Info: http://ogs.on.ca/kent/

Notice for London & Middlesex County Branch Meeting

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Westmount Branch, London Public Library

Speaker: Dennis Mulligan

Topic: So You Think You Have Completed Your Research in Middlesex County

Brief Overview: Dennis Mulligan reviews new ways to access local research sources.

Contact info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/londonmiddlesex/

Toronto Branch Issues Call for Speakers – Pre-1867 Ontario

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Toronto Branch is planning a day-long workshop on 11 April 2015 on Upper Canada and Canada West Research, and they are looking for speakers who would like to take part. Do you have expertise in pre-Confederation Ontario family history or local history research that you’d like to share? If so, Toronto Branch would love to know about it.

Potential speakers are invited to submit proposals for lectures on sources, research techniques or historical background that may be helpful to researchers. Sessions may be targeted at beginners or at more seasoned family historians. You’ll find a detailed call for presentations at http://torontofamilyhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Call-for-Speakers-Ontario-Workshop-April-11-2015.pdf.

Please note that the deadline to submit a proposal for this workshop is Saturday 15 November.

For more information please contact Toronto Branch directly at:info@torontofamilyhistory.org

 

Toronto Branch Reaches a Project Milestone!

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Toronto Branch has reached a milestone in its project to index war memorials in the city’s schools.

The number of schools in the For King and Country database now stands at 100. The latest additions are The Bishop Strachan School, Davisville Public School, Eastern High School of Commerce, George Syme School, Humbercrest Public School, Keele Street School, Maurice Cody School, Roselands Public School, Victoria College, and York Memorial Collegiate Institute.

That’s 10 more schools… and 3,378 more names of students, former students and teachers who volunteered for active service in the World Wars and other conflicts.  The database now contains a total of more than 38,000 names, along with descriptions and transcriptions of memorials, photos and school histories, all fully searchable on-line.

Visit Toronto Branch’s For King and Country pages at http://torontofamilyhistory.org/kingandcountry/ to explore this growing collection.

Reminder for Kawartha Branch Special Event: ‘Getting Here’ – 1 Day Conference

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

On Saturday Oct. 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. join Kawartha Branch at Peterborough’s Northminister United Church for a full day exploration of four of the emigration schemes that brought many of our ancestors to Ontario from Great Britain.

Cost is $35 including lunch.

Registration information is posted on the Kawartha Branch website: www.ogs.on.ca/kawartha.

For more information, see the flyer.

Reminder for Kawartha Branch Special Event: ‘Getting Here,’ a 1-day conference

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

On Saturday Oct. 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. join Kawartha Branch at Peterborough’s Northminister United Church for a full day exploration of four of the emigration schemes that brought many of our ancestors to Ontario from Great Britain. Cost is $35 including lunch.

Registration information will be posted on the Kawartha Branch website: www.ogs.on.ca/kawartha

For more information, see the flyer.

Ottawa Branch and British Isles Family History Society of Ottawa Team up for Special Event

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Date: November 2, 2014,

Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Woodroffe United Church Banquet Hall, 207 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa ON

Topics:

1. Searching for Names: Challenges, Pitfalls and the Downright Ridiculous
2. Solving Problems Through Family Reconstruction

Speaker: Kirsty Gray

UK Rockstar Genealogist Kirsty Gray will give two lectures in Ottawa on Sunday November 2nd. A sought-after lecturer, Ms. Gray’s knowledge and her energetic and infectious personality wows audiences around the world. Appointed as Director of English Studies with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (University of Toronto, Canada) in 2011, Kirsty has more recently been awarded Superstar Genealogist (Gold Medallist in the Rockstar Genealogist Awards 2013) for the UK/Ireland by fellow family history professionals: Rockstar genealogists are those who give “must attend” presentations. Signed copies of her book “Tracing Your West Country Ancestors” will be available at the presentation.

The lectures, sponsored by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO), will be held at the Woodroffe United Church Banquet Hall (207 Woodroffe Ave) from 2-5pm.

Admission is $10 per person at the door.

A break with light refreshments will be held between the two lectures.

Contact info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Notice for Brant County Branch Meeting

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Brant County Branch Library, 118 Powerline Rd., Brantford

Speaker: Sharon Murphy

Topic: Sharon’s Top Ten Tips in Genealogy

Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/brant/

Notice for Toronto Branch Meeting

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Speaker: Guylaine Petrin

Topic: The Widow Cathy Brown: Proving a Family Story

Brief Info: Archival recors and oral history reveal the story of a strong woman who had to re-invent herself and fight two governments

Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org/