Archive for the ‘Branch Activities’ Category

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

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