Archive for May, 2013

Marketplace heats up at Conference 2013

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Market place heats up at OGS Conference 2013









Setting up for Conference 2013, Durham College, Oshawa

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Setting up for Conference 2013









For more information about Conference 2013 and the Conference Marketplace, please visit the Conference website at:

FYI:OGS Conference 2013 Daily Schedule posted & Registering at the door

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

For those of you who would like to see details of everything that’s happening at the OGS Conference 2013, here’s the Daily Schedule. You can still register at the door for lectures on Saturday and Sunday, but the food tickets may be all sold, so be sure to have alternate food plans just in case, and be prepared to pay by giving a credit card number, or using cheque or cash. There area also a few rooms left at the South Village Residence, although these are no longer held for our group.

Conference 2013 Daily Schedule:

More information about Conference 2013 can be found by visiting the conference website at:

OGS Conference 2013 Marketplace: You don’t have to be a registrant to shop!

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The OGS Conference 2013 Marketplace is open to both registrants and non-registrants. OGS, its branches and special interest groups, other genealogical and historical societies, and commercial vendors will be displaying their products.

The latest publications, software, archival supplies, etc., will be available. Please note that many vendors are unable to accept debit or credit cards.

You should carry cash to avoid disappointment.

Marketplace Hours:

Friday, May 31st: 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 1st: 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 2nd: 8:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Vendors, heritage organizations and OGS branches will set up displays in Durham College’s largest and newest gym, which is three full courts in total area.

Click here for a list of vendors at Conference 2013.

Hope to see you there!

FYI: New Resource for Researching Irish Ancestors: The Down Survey of Ireland

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

A multifaceted project from Trinity College Dublin, The Down Survey of Ireland is a unique collection of 17th century maps that provides stunning detail into 17th century Ireland.  In order to fully appreciate the significance and depth of this project, this introductory video, presented by Dr Micheál Ó Siochrú, Associate Professor in Modern History, is a must see.  After viewing the video, you will no doubt want to head straight away to the newly launched Down Survey of Ireland website and begin exploring.


FYI: Free on-line course from Ireland Reaching Out and Hibernia College

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Ireland Reaching Out and Hibernia College, Dublin, have teamed up to offer a free on-line course: Exploring Irish Identity MOOC.  According to the website, this is a time sensitive offer and those interested in registering must do so today, May 28, 2013.

There is an introductory video outlining what the course covers, located on the bottom left of the Hibernia College website.  Here is the link:

Notice for Toronto Branch Meeting

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Date: Monday, June 24, 2013

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto

Topic: “My Interesting Ancestor”

Brief Info: Branch members share their stories with fast-paced five-minute talks on ancestors they have found particularly interesting.

Contact Info:

FYI: Delivery of eWeekly Delayed

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Please be advised that due to technical issues beyond our control, the delivery of this weekend’s eWeekly will be delayed until Monday, May 27, 2013.

We thank you for your patience.

Notice for Essex County Branch Meeting

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Date: Monday, June 10, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Windsor Public Library, 850 Ouellette Ave., Windsor

Topic: History and Importance of the Duff-Baby House

Speaker: Evelyn McLean

Contact Info: