Archive for the ‘Branch Activities’ Category

Notice for Kent County Branch Meeting – Live Streaming

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: St. Andrews Residence 99 Park St., Chatham, ON

Speaker: Alan Campbell

Topic: “Bringing Your Ancestors to Life”

Brief Overview: Alan Campbell will discuss using online & offline resources to bring colour to your family history.

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

Ottawa Branch Gene-O-Rama, 30 Years and Counting!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Come help Ottawa Branch celebrate the 30th Gene-O-Rama

Dates: 21-22 March 2014

Location: Confederation Education Centre
1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa
(corner of Hunt Club and Woodroffe)

Speakers, Marketplace, Computer Room
Featured speaker: Jane E. MacNamara

For the latest details as they become available: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/geneorama/

For more information e-mail: conference@ogsottawa.on.ca
Register On-Line at http://ogsottawa.on.ca/gene-o-rama/

Save the Date for the Scottish Special Interest Group’s Symposium #genealogy

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

The OGS Scottish Special Interest Group has set a date for a one day symposium on Scottish Genealogy Research. The Symposium is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott in Vaughan, ON.

Confirmed speakers include James Thomson, Linda Reid, Ruth Blair, and Christine Woodcock. They will speak on a different aspect of Scottish Genealogy Research. A variety of vendors who specialize in Genealogy, Scottish Clans, and Scotland will also be available.

You can book your room now. A block of rooms has been booked at the Marriott for those wishing to stay the night before, or the night of the Symposium. A group rate of $130 includes a double room and breakfast. The hotel has a pool, and is in close proximity to both the Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre and Wonderland so families may wish to travel together for the weekend.

For more information visit the Scottish SIG website: http://www.ogs.on.ca/scottishsig/symposium.php 

Notice for Kent County Branch Meeting (Live Streaming)

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: St. Andrews Residence 99 Park St., Chatham, ON

Speaker: Alan Campbell

Topic: “Bringing Your Ancestors to Life”

Brief Overview: Alan Campbell will discuss using online & offline resources to bring colour to your family history.

Contact and Live Streaming Info: http://ogs.on.ca/kent/?page_id=543

Notice for Oxford County Branch Meeting

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Date: March 10, 2014

Time: 6:45 pm

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

Speaker: Members to share stories

Topic: “My Irish Ancestors”

Brief Overview: Every year the branch devotes one meeting so members can share stories about their ancestors.

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

Notice for Durham Region Branch Meeting #genealogy

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Date: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Kingsview United Church, 505 Adelaide St. E., Oshawa

Speakers:

Sher Leetooze

Topic: The movement of Lowland and Border Scots to Ireland in the 1600s and their lives before and after emigration.

Nancy Trimble

Topic: New Canadian resources, including digitized records, at Family Search.

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

Notice for Niagara Peninsula Branch Meeting

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

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

Speaker: Robin McKee

Topic: The Niagara Gorge Railway

Brief Overview: First release of this presentation includes never before seen footage

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

Notice for Toronto Branch Meeting

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Speaker: Carolyn Abraham

Topic: The Juggler’s Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind

Brief Overview: Award-winning journalist and author Carolyn Abraham will discuss the research – primarily in India and Jamaica – behind her family history memoir The Juggler’s Children.

Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org/

Notice for London & Middlesex County Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

DATE: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

TIME: 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Westmount Branch of London Public Library, 3200 Wonderland Rd., London, Ontario.

SPEAKER: Dennis Mulligan

TOPIC: “Research Planning Steps in Family History Research”

BRIEF OVERVIEW: A Primer for Researching Your Family Story. Great for beginners and a review for more experienced searchers.

CONTACT INFO: http://www.ogs.on.ca/londonmiddlesex/

Notice for Halton-Peel Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Oakville Public Library, (second floor auditorium) 20 Navy St., Oakville, ON

Speaker: Sandra Joyce

Topic: “The Street Arab – The Story of a British Home Child”

Brief Overview: Sandra Joyce is the Executive Director, Canada for the British Home Children Advocacy and Research Association. She is also the author of “The Street Arab – The Story of A British Home Child.”

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