Posts Tagged ‘membership’

Poll #4

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Thanks to all who voted in last week’s poll. Judging from the results thus far, more than a few of you have managed to go back 7+ generations in your family tree. A lot of work indeed! We are going to switch our focus a bit for poll #4 as this week’s question is going to be about webinars.

As you know, we have been testing out the member webinars, ironing out the kinks, etc. We are now at the stage where we can move away from the more technical aspects of webinars and focus on issues that we, as genealogists, are more concerned with.

If you need a refresher on just what a webinar is and how to access one, then sign into the members section of the OGS website and click on the following links: What is a Webinar, Watch a recorded Webinar. You do need to be an active member of the Ontario Genealogical Society to access this service.  Details on the benefits of membership and how to join can be found here.

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OGS Announces Partial Year Membership

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

OGS memberships run for the calendar year January to December, but genealogists are inspired to join at all times of the year and they shouldn’t have to wait for the end of the year.

This summer OGS is launching a partial year membership option for brand new members. From June onwards, anyone who wants to join OGS for the first time will be able to take out a membership for only $35.

 New members who take advantage of this offer will receive Families and Newsleaf starting from the date they join (no back issues) and will have access to all the benefits of OGS membership from that date forward. New members who would like to receive the back issues of Families and Newsleaf should take out a full year membership.

 The half year membership for new members will be valid until the end of December of that year when the new member will have the option to renew their membership for a full calendar year.

 If you know someone who wants to join this summer, let them know that they don’t have to wait, they can become a member now and try us out.

 This offer is valid for brand new OGS members or for those whose membership has lapsed for two years or more. Welcome back. We’re happy to see you again.

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.

Join OGS: Network with Other Genealogists

Friday, December 3rd, 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?

Genealogy may seem like a solitary activity that is done sitting in front of a computer or in a dark corner of the library. This is far from true. Some of the greatest genealogical discoveries are made by chatting with other genealogists.

There is no better way to join a community of genealogists than by joining the Ontario Genealogical Society community. You can network at branch meetings, at Conference and through our Members Message board in the Members Only section. Newsletters keep you up to date on what’s happening in Ontario genealogy these days

Join OGS: Learn to be a Better Family Sleuth

Friday, November 26th, 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?

Most family histories are rife with mythology. We’ve all been told the tales of how great great Grandma came to Canada by selling the family jewels or how six times Great Uncle Fred escaped from the French Revolution with his head on his shoulders.

Those may not be your exact family tales but these stories often blur the line between history and tall tales.

OGS offers many ways for you to improve your ability to tell fact from fiction when tracking down your ancestors. We publish books  as well as our quarterly journal Families. They share information about genealogical skills and practices.  Many of our branches offer workshops to help you get better at searching the records for the information you need and determining whether you can trust what you find.

Join us and you’ll build the skills you need to get the whole story on your ancestors.

Join OGS: Expand Your Family

Monday, November 22nd, 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?

Most of us have more relatives than we think we have and doing your genealogy is a great way to find them. Many genealogists soon discover long lost cousins or complete branches of their family that they had no idea even existed. These discoveries can lead to new friendships and family reunions.

OGS offers you the opportunity to find these people and make those connections. Our branch meetings (find out more on our facebook page ) as well as online communities such as our member message board allows you to share your work and findings with other genealogists.

You may find yourself talking to family members you didn’t know you had.

On our website: Member Message Board

Monday, August 23rd, 2010
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The Ontario Genealogical Society website, like the Society itself, is not just a place to go to access databases full of information. Our membership is made up of people like you who are passionate about family history research. OGS provides genealogists with the opportunity to access some of the greatest genealogical resources out there: other genealogists.

Members are welcome at vibrant Branch meetings all across the province and if you can’t make it to a monthly meeting, we have set up a brand new Message Board in the Members Only section of our website.

Here’s a quick peek at the hot topics being discussed these days:

So take out a membership and join our growing community of genealogists.

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For Our Members Only

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Are you an OGS member? If so, be sure to check out our Members Only section. It’s there for you. All you need is your email address and a password to sign in now and access the goodies.

If you’re not a member… yet, here is a sneak peek of some of what’s hidden behind that login screen.

Become a member now and get more than a peek at these benefits of membership!

On our Website: for beginner genealogists

Monday, June 14th, 2010
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The OGS website isn’t just a place to come to find our address or to renew your membership. There’s plenty of other information and resources to check out as well.

 If you’re a new genealogist, just getting started on your family history, we have a page on the website to help you. We call it How to Research Your Family History .

 This is a quick guide for beginner genealogists which gives a brief overview of the process of family history research so you know what you’re getting into when you first decide to embark on your genealogy journey.

 On top of sharing some basic research strategies such as the principle of moving from the known to the unknown. You can find information there about useful resources that will help you in your search. We also promote our own books as resources here and we hope that this section will give an aspiring genealogist a place to start and a sense of the journey they are beginning.

 Bon Voyage!

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