Posts Tagged ‘genealogy’

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!

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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.

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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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Notice for Brant County Branch Meeting

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Brant County Branch OGS Resource Center at 114-118 Powerline Road, Brantford

Speaker: Vincent Ball

Topic: World War One, The 100th Anniversary

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Notice for Hamilton Branch Meeting

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

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

Name of Speaker: Pat Blackburn

Topic: What is a UEL and how do you trace your lineage

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Notice for Sudbury District Branch Meeting

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Date: Monday, November 17, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m

Location: Parkside Ctr, Sudbury YMCA, 140 Durham St, Sudbury

Speaker: Dieter K. Buse

Title: Families at War: The Betts Brothers and their Parents, 1914/16 and Beyond

Brief Info: The family mysteries of two soldiers from Brantford will be explored though letters, photos and genealogical information

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Reminder for Kingston Branch Meeting

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Speaker: John Fielding

Topic: A Boy, a Company, a Town: Tony Daicar’s Immigration to Canada, the Development of the Bata Shoe Company and the Town of Batawa

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OGS Members Invited to December Webinar

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

The Write Stuff: Using Nonfiction Writing Techniques to Write a Better Family History
Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Lisa Alzo;

As genealogists, we often focus on facts so much that our research produces nothing but lists. But what happened between the dashes of your ancestors’ lives? This presentation will discuss using nonfiction writing techniques to produce a family history that will keep the pages turning for generations.

Lisa Alzo was raised in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, and lives Ithaca, New York. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. Lisa teaches online genealogy courses for Family Tree University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is the recipient of the 2002 Mary Zirin Prize from by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.

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