Posts Tagged ‘reminder’

Reminder: New Blog Category – Brickwalls

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Welcome to a new category for the OGS Blog: Brickwalls. The intent behind this is to offer the genealogical community a place to seek and offer assistance to those who have hit that inevitable and much dreaded brickwall. Please keep in mind that this is not intended – nor can it – function as a research service. If you require the services of a professional genealogist, your best bet is to visit the website for the Association of Professional Genealogists: The APG also has an Ontario chapter:

Here’s how it works – aka, The House Rules:

  • If you have hit a brickwall, you may send a detailed, but brief, i.e. no more than 4 paragraphs, query to: blog<at> – please use Brickwall Query in the subject line of your message.
  • Once your query has been posted, anyone who believes they can offer assistance may contact you in one of two ways:
    • Indicate and Include contact information in your query – Keep in mind though – this is a public site!!
    • Not comfortable with putting your info out there? No problem – folks can simply leave any info they may have in the comments sections of your post – you just have to remember to check the blog regularly to see if any comments have been left for you.

Please note: Submissions may be edited for length and the protection of personal information.

All comments are moderated before being made public

FYI:Reminder for January 2014 OGS Genealogy Webinar

Monday, December 30th, 2013
All OGS members are invited to attend the next lecture in our Monthly Genealogy Webinar Series: Problem Solving With Timelines, with Speaker Beth FoulkDate: Saturday Jan. 4th, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online via Members OnlyProblem Solving with Timelines
When you create a personal timeline on an ancestor’s life, it is easy to see facts, relationships, and stories emerge that were never before apparent. Learn how to create a timeline and the many uses for them in genealogy research and analysis.

Beth Foulk is a Professional Genealogist based in Missouri, U.S.A. She discovered her love of genealogy through her father, who built a 115-name family tree with every family member’s name he knew. She shares her knowledge through lectures, articles, her website:, and one-on-one assistance. Beth has been teaching at the Midwest Genealogy Center since June 2008 and gave her first Webinar in September 2013.

All OGS members will have access to this Webinar through a link in the Members Only area. If you wish to receive a reminder about this Webinar, please contact the Provincial 

*Please note that OGS Provincial Office will be closed from Tuesday, December 24 through to Wednesday, January 1, 2014. 

FYI: Reminder for the upcoming BIFHSGO Family History Conference

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa will be holding their annual Family History Conference from September 20-22, 2013.

For information about the conference, the conference program, and online registration, please visit the BIFHSGO website at:

BIFHSGO Family History Conference Poster

Reminder for Huron County Branch Meeting

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Huron County Museum, 110 North Street, Goderich

Topic: “Antiquated Medical Terminology – the Key to Unlocking Your Family Medical History”

Speaker: Colleen Maguire

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Reminder for London and Middlesex County Branch Meeting

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Time:7:00 p.m.

Location: Westmount Branch, London Public Library

Topic: “Not all Information is in London – The Family History Resources of the Middlesex County Library System”

Speaker: Chris Harrington

Brief Overview: Chris is with the Local History Area, Strathroy Public Library

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Reminder for Haldimand County Branch Meeting

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Haldimand County Museum & Archives, 8 Echo Street, Cayuga

Topic: “The Battle of Nanticoke”

Speaker: Karen Richardson

Brief Overview: Ms. Richardson is the curator at the Haldimand County Museum & Archives. Her talk deals with the War of 1812 – the Battle of Nanticoke plus other events that happened due to the battle.

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Reminder for Upcoming Ottawa Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Date: Saturday, 19 January 2013

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

• 1:00-1:30: Free refreshments (cookies, tea, coffee) and networking

• 1:30-3:00: Shipwrecks and Sorrows: Maiden voyage of the 100th Regiment

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Room 115 (map)

Topic: Shipwrecks and Sorrows: Maiden Voyage of the 100th Regiment

Speaker: Kurt Johnson

Brief Overview:

Shipping out to Canada in 1805, the new 100th Regiment of 900 Irish soldiers aboard five troopships met with maritime disasters in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only seven survived one shipwreck off Newfoundland while 340 men, women and children on that tall ship died. Two other troopships were wrecked off Nova Scotia. This talk will be presented by historical researcher, and Board Member of the Goulbourn Museum, Kurt Johnson.

This meeting may be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person. We will be using Live Meeting 2007 which is compatible with Windows PCs. Use this link ( for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at:

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Branch Meetings Reminder

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

As we get rather busy this time of year, here are some reminders for a few upcoming OGS Branch meetings:

Lambton Branch Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., Sarnia (map)

Topic: Surprises in my research

Speakers: Members and Friends

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Sault & District Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Rosedale Public School, 80 Chappel Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, ON. (map)

Topic: Brief Business Meeting; Meet Researchers; Q&A; Guest Speaker

Contact Info:

Niagara Peninsula Branch General Meeting

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Thorold Public Library, Chestnut Hall, 14 Ormond St. North, Thorold, Ontario (map)

Topic: Annual Show and Tell, Business Meeting and Elections

For those who can’t make the meeting and can be online – We would like for you to be involved as well. If you have anything you would like to share, please let us know by emailing the branch at and we will make arrangements for you to stream into us.

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Waterloo Region Branch General Meeting

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: 10 Lorraine Ave (corner of River Road) Kitchener (map)

Topic: Bring an Ancestor’s Picture Night + It’s election night!  

The executive really need some help.  We’re not scary!  Give it a try!  Only 5 meetings a year!  Be a member at large and come join us!


Join us for some heritage cake, cookies and apple cider!

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Kent Branch Meeting

Date: Friday, December 14, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: St. Andrews Residence, 99 Park Street, Chatham (map)

Topic: Christmas Traditions – Please join us to share Christmas treats and your Christmas memories or your ancestor’s traditions.

Everyone Welcome!

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Ottawa Branch Meeting

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, Room 115, 100 Tallwood Drive, K2G 4R7 (map)

Topic: Perils and Petticoats: Exceptional Women of the War of 1812

Everyone is welcome.

Please arrive by 1:00 p.m. for free refreshments and a chat time (networking)

Contact Info:

Note: This meeting may be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person. We will be using Live Meeting 2007 which is compatible with Windows PCs. Use this link for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at: