Posts Tagged ‘ogs member’s only genealogy webinars’

All OGS Members Welcome to Our First Webinar of 2015

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

In Search of Your Scottish Ancestors
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Christine Woodcock: https://www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca

While many people want to know more about their Scottish heritage, they don’t know where to begin. Fortunately, researching our Scottish ancestors is a fairly easy task. Knowing where to look is usually where we get tied up. This talk will get you started in researching your Scottish ancestry as well as how to make the most of your research.

Christine Woodcock was born in Scotland and raised in Canada. She is a genealogy educator with a particular expertise in Scottish records. She is also a lecturer, writer and blogger with a focus on Genealogy, Using Online Resources, Connecting through Social Media, and, of course, Scottish ancestry. She runs Scottish research trips to the Scottish Archives in Edinburgh to help genealogists discover their Scottish heritage.

OGS webinars are free to OGS members. Up to 100 people can access this webinar at one time. The room will open 10 minutes before the session is scheduled to start. It is no longer necessary to pre-register for webinars.

Volunteers Wanted: Guaranteed Access to OGS Webinars for Volunteer Technical Hosts

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

In preparation for our 2015 Webinar series, we are working to grow our team of Technical Hosts.

Webinar Technical Hosts work alongside the Webinar Co-ordinator to run each Webinar. They arrive early to set up the Adobe Connect virtual room and make sure the Speaker and Co-ordinator are set up online. They assist members as they sign on for the Webinar and they are present for the talk and work with the Co-ordinator to mute and unmute microphones for questions.

If you are interested in assisting with this, please contact the Executive Director at ed@ogs.on.ca.

Full training will be provided. No one will be expected to handle all webinars.

OGS Members Invited to December Webinar

Saturday, November 29th, 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; www.lisaalzo.com/

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.

OGS webinars are free to OGS members. Up to 100 people can access this webinar at one time. The room will open 10 minutes before the session is scheduled to start. It is no longer necessary to pre-register for webinars but if you would like a personal reminder, please contact the Provincial Office at: provoffice@ogs.on.ca.

If you wish to check that your computer and network connections will work well with Adobe Connect, you will find more detailed access instructions visiting: http://www.ogs.on.ca/membersonly/mem_webinar_upcoming.php and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

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; www.lisaalzo.com/

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.

OGS webinars are free to OGS members. Up to 100 people can access this webinar at one time. The room will open 10 minutes before the session is scheduled to start. It is no longer necessary to pre-register for webinars but if you would like a personal reminder, please contact:  provoffice@ogs.on.ca.

If you wish to check that your computer and network connections will work well with Adobe Connect, you will find more detailed access instructions visiting: http://www.ogs.on.ca/membersonly/mem_webinar_upcoming.php and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Guaranteed access to OGS Webinars for volunteer technical hosts

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

In preparation for our 2015 Webinar series, we are working to grow our team of Technical Hosts.

Webinar Technical Hosts work alongside the Webinar Co-ordinator to run each Webinar. They arrive early to set up the Adobe Connect virtual room and run a technical check with the Speaker and Co-ordinator. They assist members as they sign on for the Webinar and they are present for the talk and work with the Co-ordinator to mute and unmute microphones for questions.

No one volunteer will be expected to handle all webinars.

If you are interested in assisting with this, please contact the OGS Executive Director at: ed@ogs.on.ca.

Full training will be provided.

Reminder: OGS Member’s Webinar for September

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

21st Century Genealogy: How to Use Social Media in Your Family History
Speaker: Kathryn Hogan
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE)

Learn how using social media such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and more can help you find your ancestors, new cousins and keep in touch with your relatives right from the comfort of your home.

Kathryn Hogan is graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Studies where she earned the Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies. She enjoys speaking both nationally and internationally at local, and provincial/state societies, and regional conferences. Her webinars featuring Canadian family history topics appeal to family historians from around the world. Kathryn is currently the OGS Webinar Coordinator.

Up to 100 people can access this webinar at one time. The room will open 10 minutes before the session is scheduled to start. We are no longer accepting pre-registrations for webinars but it you would like a personal reminder, please contact provoffice@ogs.on.ca.

If you wish to check that your computer and network connections will work well with Adobe Connect, you will find more detailed access instructions visiting: http://www.ogs.on.ca/membersonly/mem_webinar_upcoming.php and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

FYI: June 3rd OGS Webinar now Archived + Info for our July 2nd Webinar

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Our June 3rd Genealogy Webinar, Searching Ontario’s Family History with OurDigitalWorld, has now been archived in the Member’s only section of the OGS Website. This is excellent timing as the OGS partial year membership is now in effect until December 31, 2014 (see details here).

Take advantage of the partial year membership now and enjoy full access to all of the OGS Genealogy Webinars.

Our next webinar, Meet Your Match: How MyHeritage Smart Matches and Record Matches can help you overcome brick walls, presented by Daniel Horowitz, will go live on Wednesday, July 2nd at 7:00pm.

If you would like more information about our partial year membership, please contact our membership coordinator at: membership[@]ogs.on.ca