Archive for November, 2011

What genealogical books do you wish existed?

Monday, November 7th, 2011

The Ontario Genealogical Society is looking for opportunities to publish books and other resources that meet the needs of our members, family and local historians, and the genealogical community.
We are looking particularly for “how-to” books that describe the methodology of undertaking family history research from Canada in other countries, such as Italy, Germany, and Scandinavia.
We are also interested in hearing of your ideas for publication, even if you are not an author yourself.
For details on how to submit a proposal, please visit or email the OGS Publishing Committee Chair at

It’s Membership time

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

November  1st of every year marks the start of the OGS membership season. As of today all OGS members and non members can take out a Membership for 2012 and instantly have access to the many online OGS benefits.

  • Back issues of Families and eNewsleaf
  • OGS member only Pedigree charts you can use in your genealogical research
  • OGS Member message board where you can ask questions and share your knowledge with other members
  • OGS Tech Support board where you can get all of your genealogical technical problems sorted out by speaking with knowledgeable volunteers
  • Unique OGS databases such as the Strays database, The Wall of Ancestors, and the Empire Insurance Papers database

Also, for the first time this year, OGS members will receive special benefits as a result of our agreement with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

All OGS Members receive a 10% discount on Institute courses or packages.

OGS Members renewing before the end of January 2012 receive a free course:
Methodology-Part 1: Getting Started (see flyer in your November mailing for promotional code)


All OGS Members who renew their membership before December 31st, 2011 are automatically entered in a draw for a package of 9 courses in the stream of your choice: Canadian, American, English, Irish, Scottish, German, or Australian (Value approx. $900)

It’s never been a better time to