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FYI: Exciting News About OGS Niagara Conference 2014

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Wondering what surprises and delights OGS Conference 2014 will have in store for you? Wonder no more. Niagara Peninsula Branch will be releasing their Conference Program and line-up of Speakers this evening on their Conference 2014 website.

Let the planning begin!

Notice for Niagara Peninsula Branch Meeting

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

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

Theme: Christmas Social + “Your Genealogy Showcase: Share your genealogical discoveries and treasures from 2013.”

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Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa

Topic:” Freiman’s Santa Claus Train”

Speaker: Andrew Jeanes

Brief Overview: Ottawa’s premier department store, Freiman’s, operated the Santa Claus train from 1956 to 1967. Santa boarded the train, surrounded by children, at Vars, whose former station is now preserved at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. The arrival to a civic welcome at Union Station, followed by a parade down Rideau Street to Freiman’s was a major Ottawa event. Andrew Jeanes is a Culture Services Advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and studied heritage conservation under Herb Stovel at Carleton University’s School of Canadian Studies. He will present the story of this favourite Christmas tradition.

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Notice for Elgin County Branch Meeting

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Date: Monday November 25, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: St. Thomas Public Library, 153 Curtis Street, St. Thomas

Topic: The British Home Child

Speaker: Author Sandra Joyce.

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Notice for Lambton County Branch Meeting

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: 1400 Murphy Rd., Sarnia

Topic: “Research into 2014”

Speaker: Alan Campbell

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Notice for Simcoe County Branch Meeting

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Time: 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location : LDS church, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie

Topic: AGM and SHOW & TELL, followed by Refreshments

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Reminder for Niagara Peninsula Branch Meeting

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Date: November 14, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

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

  • Meeting will be live streamed on Niagara Branch web site

Topic: “The Battle of Beaver Dams: Uncommon Courage”

Speakers: Doug Massey and Keith Clark

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Notice for Durham Region Branch Meeting

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Date: Tues. Dec. 3, 2013

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Oshawa Public Library, Bagot and Centre Streets, Oshawa

Topic: Show and Tell and Christmas Gathering

Speaker: Our members

Brief Info: Our members will tell stories of their successes in their genealogical searches.

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Notice for London & Middlesex County Branch Meeting

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Westmount Branch, London Public Library

Topic: “Using Google Earth In Genealogy”

Speaker: Video

Brief Info: Google Earth adds interesting aspects to family history research and reports. Learn how to utilize its capabilities.

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Notice for Kingston Branch Meeting

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Topic: “Great Expectations: Canada, Canadians and the 1921 Census”

Speaker: Glenn Wright, retired archivist and historian with Library and Archives Canada and president of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)

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