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Notice for Hamilton Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time: 7 pm

Location: Lincoln Alexander Elementary School, 50 Ravenbury Drive, Hamilton.

Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara

Topic: “Inheritance in Ontario: Estate Files and Beyond”

Brief Overview: Ontario researchers looking for records of inheritance usually stop once they’ve found the estate file. True, it is the richest single source, but the court register, minutes, and other documents that track the estate’s progress through the court can add valuable family history clues and help tell the whole story. The presentation will review how to find an estate file and how it can lead to other sources both inside and outside the court system.

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

Notice for Oxford County Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Date: Monday, April 14, 2014

Time: 6:45 pm

Location: Woodstock Public Library, 445 Hunter St., Woodstock

Speaker: Laureen Harder-Gissing

Topic: “Mennonite Migration to Ontario and Resources available in the Mennonite Archives”

Brief Overview: Laureen is the Historian of the Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada and is currently Archivist at the Mennonite Archives at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo.

Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/oxford/index.html

Notice for Quinte Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm

L0cation:  Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, ON K8V 5R6

Speaker:  Nancy Cutway

Topic: Researching at Queen’s University

Brief Overview: Does a university library hold anything of interest to Genealogists? Family history transcends areas such as history, geography, sociology, political studies, religious studies … and it turns out that library holdings that support those academic topics are a treasure trove for genealogists.

Everyone Welcome, bring a friend

For more information visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/index.htm

Reminder for Wellington County OGS Region III Meeting: Ask the Experts

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Harriston Community Centre, 111 George Street South, Harriston, ON

Cost:

$20/per person for preregistration or $25/per person at the door

$10 for Lunch

Come to the last ever Region III Meeting! The theme of this year’s meeting is Ask the Experts. The morning portion will feature three different genealogical professionals who will give presentations on their area of expertise. In the afternoon the experts will sit on a panel and answer your research questions. Come prepared to get solutions to your brick walls! To get your questions answered, please submit them ahead of time through the Wellington Branch Facebook page, the branch website or in person.

The Experts

  • Cindy Preece
    • Archives Administrator, Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
  • Karen Wagner
    • Archivist at the Wellington County Museum and Archives
  • Archives of Ontario
    • A special presentation on “Preserving Your Family Heirlooms”

Please click here for registration and more information.

Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/wellington/index.html

Notice for Simcoe County Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie

Speaker: John Wright

Topic: Cemetery Transcriptions in Simcoe County

Contact Info: http://www.simcoebogs.com/index.htm

Notice for Kent County Branch Meeting – Live Streaming

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

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

Speaker: Elise Harding-Davis

Topic: BLACK MILITIA OF KENT COUNTY

Brief Overview: Elise Harding-Davis will discuss the involvement of the Black Militia in the War of 1812.

Open and free to the public. The Kent Branch of the OGS will be LIVE STREAMING this meeting! Test your live stream connection in advance of the meeting by clicking here.

Click here to enter the meeting.

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

Notice for York Region Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Time: 7:15 pm

Location: Richmond Hill Public Library, 1 Atkinson Street, Richmond Hill

Speaker: Linda J. Hauley PLCGS, The Guild of One-Name Studies

Brief Overview: The Guild of One-Name Studies is a world-wide organisation that fosters projects to research facts about a surname and all the people who have held it, as opposed to a particular pedigree (the ancestors of one person) or descendancy (the descendants of one person or couple). Come and learn how the Guild could provide valuable insights into surnames you may be researching.

Contact Info: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onyrbogs/br_003.htm#upcoming

Notice for Lambton County Branch Meeting – Live Streaming

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Date: Tuesday, April 8,  2014

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Location: 1400 Murphy Road, Sarnia, Ontario

Speaker: Lynn Clark

Topic: Adoption Update. Drop by and learn what’s new when searching for info regarding adoptions in Ontario.

Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/lambton/index.html

Notice for Niagara Peninsula Branch Meeting – Live Streaming

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: First Grantham United Church, 415 Linwell Rd., St. Catharines

Speakers: Marjorie Stuart & Diane Clendenan

Topic: “Unregistered Cemeteries”

Brief Overview: Marjorie and Diane are the highly respected “Cemetery Ladies” for both the OGS & the Ontario Historical Society

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

Notice for Wellington County OGS Region III Meeting: Ask the Experts

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Harriston Community Centre, 111 George Street South, Harriston, ON

Cost:

$20/per person for preregistration or $25/per person at the door

$10 for Lunch

Come to the last ever Region III Meeting! The theme of this year’s meeting is Ask the Experts. The morning portion will feature three different genealogical professionals who will give presentations on their area of expertise. In the afternoon the experts will sit on a panel and answer your research questions. Come prepared to get solutions to your brick walls! To get your questions answered, please submit them ahead of time through the Wellington Branch Facebook page, the branch website or in person.

The Experts

  • Cindy Preece
    • Archives Administrator, Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
  • Karen Wagner
    • Archivist at the Wellington County Museum and Archives
  • Archives of Ontario
    • A special presentation on “Preserving Your Family Heirlooms”

Please click here for registration and more information.

Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/wellington/index.html