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Interview with a Volunteer: Jacquie Norris

Without the hard work of volunteers all across the province, OGS would simply cease to exist. Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. This feature is designed to introduce you to some of them and let you know about the work they’ve been doing.

Jacqueline (Jacquie) Norris, U.E.  OGS #673 has been a member of OGS since 1968/69 and is presently a member of Waterloo, Perth and Wellington Branches.  She was a member of Hamilton Branch for over 20 years.

What hats do you wear / have you worn?
Branch Volunteer

I am co-founder of Waterloo-Wellington Branch 1972/73 and 1st Treasurer and 2Nd Chair, 1974, 1975, 1976.  Over the years I have been a branch vice chair several times.  I was the 1st co-coordinator for the Wellington Group (1981) and then worked on separating the two branches (1990 – 2001).

 I was a founding member of the Wellington County Branch and Co-chair in 2001 and vice chair several years, and member at large for many years.   I am presently Chair of the Wellington Co. Branch, as well as co-coordinator of The Golden Anniversary History Collection.

 1984 – 1988 I co-ordinated the recording of all monuments in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph.


1974 – Chairman of Public Relations Committee
1978 – Director of OGS
1979 – 1982 –  Treasurer
1983 – 1987 – Member of the OGS Library Committee
1984 – 1986 – Chairman of the Silver Anniversay Committee
1987 – 1989 – Member of the Awards Committee
1990 – 1992 – Chairman of the Awards Committee
 Seminar ’76 – Chairman of Local Arrangements at Wilfred Laurier
Seminar ’82 – Handled all the preliminary arrangements and member at large at             University of Guelph
Seminar ’89 – Co-Treasurer at University of Waterloo
Seminar 2001 – Treasurer at University of Waterloo

What project or event has been a highlight of your work with OGS?
1985  – received one of the first “Citation of Recognition” in appreciation of my contributions to the study of Genealogy from OGS

Would you like to share a favourite genealogical adventure you have had or tell us about a part of your family history that you particularly enjoyed learning?

1984 received my U.E. designation

Many thanks to Jacquie for her years of hard work and the role she has played in shaping OGS!



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