Archive for September, 2012

FYI: Possible downtime for our Library Catalogue and Cemeteries Locator this Evening

Friday, September 7th, 2012

We have been informed that AndOrNot, the company that provides database services for our Library Catalogue and Cemeteries Locator, will be performing scheduled server and network upgrades during the following window:

 Friday, September 7th from 9 to 11 pm

During this period our Library Catalogue and Cemeteries Locator may experience about 30 minutes of intermittent downtime.

Hopefully this will not interrupt your reseach time too much.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Notice for Lambton County Branch Meeting

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Date: Tuesday October 9th, 2012

Time: 7:30pm

Location: LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., Sarnia

Title of Talk: Glendale Beach: Canada Company to Cottagers

Speaker: Mary Dietz

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Notice for Simcoe County Branch Meeting

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Date: October 6, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: (Change of Venue) Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie

Title of Talk: “The Internet -  Another Genealogical Tool”

Speaker: Shirley Sturdevant, OGS President

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Congratulations to long time OGS member and professional Genealogist Alison Hare on her re-election as a Trustee on the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  Alison is the only Canadian representative on the Washington based  BCG!

Upcoming Toronto Branch Course: Basic Genealogy and Family History

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Schedule: 8 sessions, Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, from October 3 to November 21, 2012

Location: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, North York

Title of Course: “Basic Genealogy and Family History”

Instructor: Jane E. MacNamara

Overview: Designed for those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic research skills, this course will cover terminology, types of sources, the use of on-line resources, libraries and archives, and record-keeping, to help you “think like a genealogist.”

Fee: $132 ($120 for OGS members)

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Reminder for Annual Meeting of Region lX Branches: North Bay and Sudbury

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Date: Monday September 17, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Parkside Centre, YMCA Bldg, 140 Durham St., Sudbury

Title of Talk: “Secrets of the Mattawa Mountain with Three Crosses.”

Speaker: Ron Jodouin, Chairperson of the Centre for History & Genealogy (C.H.G.S.L – Sudbury Laurentienne)

Please Join Us – Guests are Always Welcome!