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Advertise in Ontario Genealogical Society’s Quarterly Journal: Families

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Do you run your own business that may be of interest to genealogists? You may want to consider advertising in Families.

Families is the OGS quarterly journal for all members of The Ontario Genealogical Society. It includes:

- researched, referenced and illustrated articles

- Name Game, a queries column

- In Review, a book review section on books of interest to genealogists

Check out our advertising rates to see if we’re a good fit for your company:

FYI: Keffer Writing Contest 2012

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

As you may be aware, the Keffer Writing Contest 2012—which is open to all Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) members—is accepting essays up until 01 November 2012.

As it says in the notice on the OGS website, “The purpose of this contest is to recognize unpublished genealogical writing by awarding winning authors with substantial prizes and by publishing their essays in Families. A generous benefaction from Marion Keffer, a long-time OGS member and genealogist par excellence, provides these prizes”.

“Last year, 13 people entered their essays in the contest, and the first four winners won prizes ranging from $100 cash and 2 annual OGS memberships for the first prize, to $25.00 for the fourth-place prize”, says Elizabeth Lapointe, Editor of Families.

To refresh your memory, you can read the rules for entry on page 31 in the August 2012 edition of Families, or online at the OGS website:

Everyone is encouraged to enter.

Send your entry by midnight, Thursday, 01 November 2012, to :

Grace Jewell:

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Lapointe of Families:

Good luck with your essay!

Join OGS: Receive Families and Newsleaf

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

It’s Membership month here at the Ontario Genealogical Society. If you’re a current member, you have received or will soon receive your OGS membership renewal form with your November issue of Families. If you’re not a current member, now is the best time to join us to ensure you get a full year’s worth of OGS membership benefits.

So, why join OGS?

OGS Members receive our journal, Families and our Newsletter, newsLeaf.

Families is a quarterly publication that includes researched, referenced and illustrated articles; the Game, a queries column that members may contribute to; and a book review section on books of interest to genealogists.

newsLeaf is our newsletter which is published quarterly as well. It includes OGS news and happenings; a section announcing forthcoming gatherings and special events;  and current news from the 30 OGS Branches.

Join us to receive these publications.

OGS NEWSFLASH!: New Families Editor Appointed

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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As released to OGS members in an e-Announce, August 14, 2010

The Board of the Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Lapointe as editor of the Society’s journal Families.  

A graduate of Acadia University, Elizabeth is an author, journalist, and blogger.  She has been editor of the OGS newsletter NewsLeaf since 2006 and is the founding editor of its electronic sister publication e-NewsLeaf.  She is a Past President of the Ottawa Chapter of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, and a Director of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.  She is the author of several books on genealogy and of hundreds of newspaper and online articles on genealogy and local history.  

She is the guest editor for the August issue of Families and will assume full editorship with the November issue. 

Become a member to receive e-announces and know the latest news first.

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