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Notice for Oxford County Branch Annual General Meeting #genealogy

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Date: Monday, January 13, 2014

Time: 6:45 – 8:30 pm

Location: Woodstock Public Library, 445 Hunter St., Woodstock, ON (map)


  • Election of Officers (Chair and Vice-chair)
  • Demonstration of FlipPal
  • Swap and Sell

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Notice for Simcoe County Branch Meeting

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: LDS Church, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie (map)

Topic: Using the LDS Church’s portal to research your family tree.

Speakers: Shirley Addy & Elizabeth Barrick

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Notice for Kent County Branch Meeting

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Date: Friday, January 10, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: St Andrew’s Residence, 99 Park St., Chatham-Kent, ON (map)

Topic: How to use “Open Library” and “Newspaper Archives” in our family history research.

Speaker: Donna Dickson

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Notice for Sault Ste. Marie and District Branch Meeting

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Time: 7:30-10:00 pm

Location: Rosedale Public School 90 Chapple Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, ON (map)

Topic: Brief business meeting; Meet researchers; Q & A

Speaker: TBA

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FYI: Important News About Niagara Peninsula Branch Facebook Page

Saturday, December 7th, 2013


Our Branch is changing from a regular Facebook Page to a Group Page. This will give us more options to bring bigger and better content to the public.

Tentatively, our current page will be closing around the New Year. We would be extremely pleased and honoured, if you would join us in the new group setting.

The new group can be found here:

We thank you for your continued support of the Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

All webmaster’s, please change any links to this Page, to the new Group. Thank you.

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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