Posts Tagged ‘OGS’

Announcing an Exciting New Membership Benefit for OGS Members

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

The Ontario Genealogical Society has made an agreement with FindMyPast.com to offer a discount on a subscription for all OGS Members.

What does that mean? Basically, you will receive a discount of $61.20 – the current OGS Membership fee – when you subscribe to FindMyPast.com

YOU MUST BE A CURRENT OGS MEMBER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER. 

Not a member or haven’t renewed for 2014 yet? No problem. Simply go to the OGS Website and click on the Membership tab on the top of the page. From here, you can either order your new OGS Membership or re-new for 2014. If you are joining as a new member, don’t forget to check out the other benefits you receive as a member of OGS.

FindMyPast.com is a constantly growing resource, offering you a unique and diverse collection of genealogical records. They currently have 850 million U.S. records on FindMyPast.com, and more than 1.6 billion records in their global collection.

Have questions or want more information? You may contact the OGS Membership Coordinator at: membership@ogs.on.ca. Or, contact OGS Provincial Office directly at: provoffice@ogs.on.ca.

OGS and The Ontario Heritage Fairs Association: Looking to the Future to Perserve Our Past

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Although our raison d’etre is genealogy, the OGS also works with and supports other non-profit organizations whose mandate is to preserve and make accessible Ontario’s heritage. One such organization is the Ontario Heritage Fairs Association.

Every year, this Ontario non-profit works with schools across the province to hold regional heritage fairs,where students in grades 4 -10 research and create heritage projects. OGS supports this initiative by providing a prize for the best genealogical project at each regional fair, with the aim of encouraging our future genealogists and historians.

This year’s Provincial Fair is in need of funding and to this end, the OHFS is running a crowdsourcing campaign. If you wish to support the work of the Association and to fund another Provincial Heritage Fair in the spring of 2014, please visit them at: https://chimp.net/groups/ontario-provincial-heritage-fair

Heritage Event for the Weekend of: October 27, 2012

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The Vankleek Hill Family History Weekend is taking place this Saturday, October 27th through to Sunday the 28th.  The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will be in attendance with some OGS publications and maybe an answer or two for some of your genealogical queries. Other activities to choose from include:

Antiques Appraisal at St. John Anglican Church Hall. 

  • Two Sessions:
    • Morning 10:00 am – Noon
    • Afternoon, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Appraiser: Janet Carlile, an independent, Sotheby’s-accredited antiques appraiser, best known for her tours with the Canadian Antiques Roadshow
  • Pricing: As a fundraiser in support of the Vankleek Hill Museum, $10 per item for a maximum of 3 items per person. With three items you get free entry to Sunday’s paper conservation workshop!
  • Tickets: Tickets for Janet Carlile are available at Scotiabank, Vankleek Hill or at the event door. Can’t make it to the Bank? Call the Museum to reserve: 613-678-2323.

Harold MacMillan brings ‘the Gaelic’ to life!

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Location: Musée Vankleek Hill Museum
  • Time: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Overview: Harold returns to the Vankleek Hill Museum to introduce you to the unique history of this language in our region, and to teach you familiar Gaelic phrases.

Paper & Photo Preservation Workshop

  • Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012
  • Time: 1 :30 p.m.
  • Location: Vankleek Hill Community Centre
  • Pricing: For $10, bring your paper-based treasures to learn more about care, keeping and preservation methods. 
  • Overview: Kyla Ubbink, an accredited and certified conservator who has helped restore art by Picasso and Warhol, will be at the Community Centre. This is a 90-minute workshop presentation on how to preserve your photos, albums, scrapbooks for future generations. It finishes with a question period.

Contact Info:

More information will become available as the weekend activities develop.