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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.

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

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

For more information please contact Toronto Branch directly


OGS Conference 2015 Call for Speakers

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

OGS is seeking proposals for presentations for Conference 2015: Tracks Through Time.

The theme originates from the 130th Anniversary of the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway across Canada. Many family historians have their roots in the immigrant laborers who built this railway across our vast country. Other ancestors were tempted by the transportation routes and migration opportunities allowed by its completion. Still others worked for the railway company itself over the years to follow. As researchers, we track our family history through time in many ways, always attempting to ensure we are tracking the right people from the right line. The variations on “Tracks through Time” are endless.

Check out our official Call for Speakers and prepare your proposal right away.
Deadline: September 12, 2014

Ontario Genealogical Society 2015 Conference Call for Speakers – Get Involved

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Under the leadership of the OGS Conference Chair, Patti Mordasewicz the OGS Board, Volunteers and Staff, are in the midst of planning The Society’s next Conference – Tracks through Time – to be held at Georgian College, Barrie – May 29-31, 2015.

The Conference Program Committee would like to encourage returning as well as new presenters to submit proposals. Consider the possible related topics yourself or pass the information on to others you know who might be interested. We cannot reach everyone ourselves but with your help we can.

Please see the Call for Speakers at:


Shirley L. Sturdevant

OGS Conference 2015 Program Committee, Chair



FYI: Call for Presenters for OGS 2014 Webinar Series

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a Call for Presenters for its 2014 Webinar Series. Webinars are presented to the OGS membership on a monthly basis. We are looking for new and experienced speakers with topics about Canada, in particular Ontario, as well as ethnic groups such as Irish, Scottish, English, French, German. Presentations about DNA, methodology, and technology/social media in family history will also be considered.

Please send individually up to four topics including your most requested, and new presentations.

What to include:

  • Your name
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address and website
  • Audience Level
  • Name of Presentation
  • Summary of your presentation (250 characters maximum)
  • Short Bio (50 words maximum)
  • Speaking experience within the last 18 months

Each submission should have a unique subject heading (i.e. kathrynlakehogan1)

Email your submissions no later than 11:59 pm ET, October 31, 2013 to:

Kathryn Lake Hogan, Ontario Genealogical Society Webinar Coordinator at: webinar[at]ogs[dot]on[dot]ca

Notifications will be emailed on or before November 30, 2013.

FYI: Conference 2014 Call for Speakers

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

The committee for Conference 2014 has launched their Call For Speakers. If you would like to speak at this Conference, please follow the instructions below for making your application. The Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will host the Society’s annual conference, May 1-4, 2014 at Brock University. The conference theme is GENEALOGY WITHOUT BORDERS.

Although borders are an important aspect in defining a country, they also often delineate an area of genealogical study. In the past, genealogists often had to travel across borders to complete family histories in their genealogical area. Today’s genealogist can often cross these borders while sitting at a desk. We can trace the movement of settlers from European countries from the American states and other provinces to Ontario.

We invite seminar proposals with this theme in mind.

Our Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th seminar sessions are generally fifty minutes in length with ten minutes for discussion. We also have workshops on Friday, May 2nd, which are of three hours duration. We invite lecture and workshop submissions on a broad range of genealogical topics which will help to solve family history problems by any of the following methods:

  1. Use of technology in genealogy (DNA, internet, software etc.)
  2. Records at a distance (especially Eastern USA and European)
  3. War records, 1812, W.W. 1
  4. Land records, census, directories,
  5. Early Ontario records, prior to 1869 and their repositories
  6. Proposals are also solicited for the broader genealogical categories including the histories associated with the War of 1812, methodology, analysis and problem solving used in genealogy

Each proposal should include the following information:

  1. Speaker’s full name, address, telephone and e-mail address
  2. Title of the presentation, not to exceed fifteen words, and a brief but comprehensive outline
  3. Lecture summary, not to exceed twenty-five words, to be used in the program registration brochure
  4. Identification of the audience level; beginner, intermediate, advanced or all levels
  5. Speaker biography, not to exceed twenty-five words
  6. Resume of recent lectures by the speaker
  7. Presenters may submit any number of proposals. Complete proposals should be emailed to by May 15, 2013

If using a Power Point presentation, then the image should be easily read at a distance of 20 metres or 65 feet.

If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified in early summer and we will request that you provide a 4 page summary of your talk or workshop for our syllabus by Dec. 31st, 2013. This should include references and web addresses mentioned, sample screen images etc. It will be submitted electronically (in Word, RTF or PDF format).

Please include your approximate travel costs, economy class to St. Catharines, Ont. Canada. Besides remuneration, food and lodging will be based upon the number of lectures given and transportation expenses will depend upon the speaker’s home address. Workshop fees may be negotiated. Questions can be directed to

Please Note: We are looking for speakers who would be open to their presentation being broadcast live from the Conference to those individuals who cannot travel but still wish to join us. As well, we are looking for speakers who may be interested in speaking but cannot travel as we can stream you in to the conference.

Conference 2013: Call for Speakers

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The Ontario Genealogical Society – Conference 2013

Hosted by: The Durham Region Branch

May 31 – June 2, 2013

Location:The University of Ontario Institute of Technology/ Durham College, Simcoe  Street North, Oshawa, Ontario.

Deadline for Submissions – 31 July, 2012

Selected speakers will be notified in the late summer of 2012.

Syllabus material (PDF files), due in late 2012, is require for each lecture or workshop presentation.

Our Conference 2013 theme will be:

Pulling up Stakes – Putting Down Roots

We invite lecture submissions on topics about migration from all over the world to Canada – to Ontario specifically from early times to the present.

They should include: why the people left their homeland, the method of transportation used and why and where they settled. Topics could also include movement from Ontario to other parts of Canada and the USA.

We also invite submissions on general genealogical topics including methodology, skills building, record analysis and problem solving. Lectures should keep our theme in mind and focus on the use of technology for research.

Sessions are generally limited to fifty minutes plus a ten-minute question and answer session.


Proposals should include the following information:

  • Speaker’s full name, address, telephone and fax numbers and email address
  • Lecture title, not to exceed fourteen words, and a brief but comprehensive outline.
  • Short summary of the lecture; word count not to exceed twenty-five words, which will be used in the program, if selected.
  • Brief Speaker biography, not to exceed twenty-five words.
  • Resume of recent lectures given by the speaker.

Speakers are to use an electronic presentation program and provide their own computers.

Individuals may submit any number of proposals. Complete proposals must be e-mailed to with the subject: 2013 OGS Conference – Call for Speakers.

Speakers whose sessions are not sponsored will receive a complimentary full conference registration with a digital syllabus

Besides remuneration, food and lodging will be based on the number of lectures given, and transportation expenses will depend upon the speaker’s home address.

Speakers who have their sessions sponsored will receive a complimentary one-day registration for the day of the presentation. Any additional expenses related to conference registration, compensation, food, lodging and transportation expenses are per the discretion of the sponsoring organization.

Organizations wishing to sponsor a lecture or track of lectures at the 2013 OGS conference in Oshawa, Ontario, can receive information by contacting


Contact the Programme Chair at