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Join the OGS First World War Society

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, OGS has launched a new Heritage Society. The First World War Society is a lineage Society open to anyone who can show descent from a person who served in a documented capacity on the Allied side of the First World War.

To qualify for this Society, your research must show that your named ancestor(s) fits in the category above, and then show the line of descent from that ancestor(s) to you or the person you wish named on the certificate.

For more information and an application form visit the Heritage Societies area on the OGS website:

http://www.ogs.on.ca/heritage_societies.php#WW1

FYI: Announcing a New Certificate Design Competition

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Create a design for a new Heritage Society certificate for The Ontario Genealogical Society.

As an addition to our current heritage clubs and societies, OGS is developing the First World War Society for genealogists who can prove they have one or more ancestors who served with the allied forces in the First World War.

We need a striking certificate for members of the First World War Society to proudly display, particularly as we commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War next year.

Prize: $500

Design Criteria

  • Each 8.5″ x 11″ portrait format certificate design must have,
  •  The OGS logo present somewhere on the certificate (.jpg of the logo may be obtained by contacting OGS provincial office provoffice@ogs.on.ca)
  • Space for the name of applicant
  • Space for the name(s) of qualifying ancestor(s)
  • Space for the date of issue and signature of the OGS president
  • Room for the OGS seal measuring 5.5 cm in diameter

Please visit the OGS website to view examples of our other certificates. We are looking for a design that will fit into our collection. Multiple entries are welcome.

While you may submit your entry in a format of your choice, please be aware that the OGS office is a PC environment.

Deadline: December 31, 2013

The winner will be contacted in March 2014 and the certificate will be launched at The Ontario Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference May 1st – 4th 2014

Please submit entries and any questions you may have to: provoffice[at]ogs.on.ca

You do not have to be a current OGS member to enter the competition. All are welcome to submit their design(s) as per the criteria outlined above.