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  • Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:00 pm
    Meeting: Hamilton Branch, OGS
    Lincoln Alexander School, 50 Ravenbury Dr. Library, Hamilton, ON
    Title of Talk: Finding Land Petitions Online
    Name of Speaker: Ruth Burkholder
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/hamilton

  • October 18th, 2014, at 2:00 PM
    Workshop - The Southeastern Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Riverview, New Brunswick
    Where: St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 28 Woolridge Ave., Riverview, N.B.
    Program: Guest speaker, from the New Brunswick Provincial Archives, will be Joanna Aiton Kerr. She will speak on "Court Records".
    Details: web site

  • Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 10 a.m.
    Meeting: Kingston Branch, OGS
    Location: Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St., Kingston
    Title of Talk: Newly Reopened Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives
    Names of Speakers: Jane Foster and Shelley Respondek
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/kingston

  • Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 1 pm
    Meeting: Quinte Branch OGS
    Location: Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Dr, Trenton, ON
    Program: Our Oct presentation will feature a digital presentation by Geoff Rasmussen on the topic of "Timeline & Chronologies: Secrets of Success"
    Contact Info: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/

  • Sat. Oct. 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    Meeting: Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group, Bracebridge, ON
    Where: L.D.S. Church, Bracebridge
    Program: “Using Family Search & Family Tree Effectively”
    Presenter: Michelle Archer, FHC Director
    General public invited to attend. $2.00 admission for guests and memberships available. For further information call: Caroline Wood 705-385-973

  • DATE: Saturday, October 18, 2014 TIME: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    WORKSHOP: Oxford Branch OGS 35th Anniversary Workshop
    LOCATION: St. David's United Church, 190 Springbank Ave., N. Woodstock
    TITLE OF TALK: "More Fine Tuning Your Research Skills"
    SESSIONS: Using Maps For Genealogy with Denise Kirk; Using Court Files and Estate Records with Tom Belton; Ancestry in a Tube - Everything You Need to Know About DNA with Sherilyn Bell & Using the "New" Land Record Office.
    CONTACT INFO: 519-421-1700 or www.oxford.ogs.on.ca
    COST: $25 Bring a bag lunch, refreshments provided

  • October 20 7:30
    Annual Potluck Dinner - Leeds and Grenville Branch, Brockville, ON
    Program: Our Annual Potluck Dinner. Guest speaker Brian Porter will be speaking about Brockville Cemeteries (Oakland and Others)
    Where: Brockville Museum located in downtown Brockville at the corner of Henry and Water Streets.

  • DATE: Monday, October 20, 2013 TIME: 6:45 pm
    MEETING: Oxford Branch OGS
    LOCATION: Woodstock Public Library, 445 Hunter St., Woodstock
    TITLE OF TALK: Early Quaker Settlers in Norwich Township
    NAME OF SPEAKER: Janet Hilliker
    BRIEF INFO: Janet is the Curator of the Norwich Museum and Archives
    CONTACT INFO: 519-421-1700 or www.oxford.ogs.on.ca

  • Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 7:30 pm
    Event: Leeds & Grenville Branch, OGS - Annual Potluck Dinner
    Location: Brockville Museum at the corner of Henry and Water Streets, Brockville
    Title of Talk: Brockville Cemeteries
    Guest speaker Brian Porter
    Brief Info: Brian Porter will be speaking about Brockville Cemeteries (Oakland and Others)
    Contact Info: leedsgrenvillegenealogical@bellnet.ca

  • Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 7:00 p.m.
    Meeting: Sudbury Branch OGS
    Location: Parkside Ctr, Sudbury YMCA, 140 Durham St, Sudbury
    Title: Getting back to the basics
    Speaker: Lynn Gainer & Nancy Vaillancourt
    Brief Info: The basics of genealogical research PLUS using 21st century tools
    Contact Info: http://ogs.on.ca/sudbury/

  • Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:30pm
    Meeting: Ottawa Branch OGS
    Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Room 115, Ottawa
    Title of talk: The Ryan Taylor/J. Brian Gilchrist Memorial Lecture- "A Research Journey into WWI, WWII, Medals, & eBay"
    Name of speaker: Dr. Jean-Luc Pilon
    Brief info: Dr. Jean-Luc Pilon will describe how twists and turns in his family history research, beginning with ancestors enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, lead to the acquisition of long-lost military medals found on eBay, the story of the local ancestor to whom they were awarded in World War Two, and a moving graveside visit. A short video about this story will also be screened.
    Contact info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

  • October 25, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    ANNUAL FALL EVENT - Bruce & Grey Branch OGS
    Location: Durham Community Centre, 451 Saddler St. West, Durham, Ont.
    Topic: 1: How to Find Birth, Marriage & Death records in Quebec from 1621 to 2014.
    Topic: 2: How to Find Census, Land and Probate records in Quebec from 1621 to 2014
    Speaker: Gary Schroder. Gary Schroder has been the president of Quebec Family History Society since 1995. He has taught family history courses at McGill University and Champlain College. During the past 20 years, Gary has given many lectures across North America, from New Hampshire to British Columbia, and has lectured at an international genealogy conference at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He is the editor of several published works, a frequent guest on Canadian radio and television, and a member of Library and Archive Canada's Special Advisory Board. Gary's primary research interests are Canada, England, Ireland, and British military resources for genealogists.
    Registration Fee: $40 per person before October 10th, $45. at the door. Lunch is included!

  • Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:30 am
    Workshop: Brant County Branch, OGS
    Location: Brant County Branch Library, 118 Powerline Rd., Brantford
    Title of Talk: DNA
    Name of Speaker: Dave Naylor
    Brief Info: Registration Meeting 10:00 am. Lunch 12 noon. Afternoon 1:00-4:00 pm
    Attendance is limited, so please book early.
    Contact Info: For more information, please phone 519-753-4140.

  • Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:30am to 4:00pm
    Family History Seminar, Niagara Peninsula Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, St. Catharines, ON
    Location: First Grantham United Church, 415 Linwell Rd., St. Catharines
    Topics and Speakers: Alan Campbell President of the Ontario Genealogical Society - Community, Education, and Advocacy Welland Canal Memorial Update. Joe Wilson - Niagara Cemeteries. Steve Fulton - Dowsing Display & Fuji Scanner Display/Demonstration. John Sayers - Canadian Expeditionary Force - from Niagara Camp to Europe and Back Again. Ron Dale - What did you do in the War, grandpa? Panel: The OGS of the Future - Hosted by Lois Johnson, with panelists OGS President Alan Campbell and representatives of Region 4 Branches. Lunch and refreshments included throughout the day. Only $25 per person or $40 per couple.
    Contact: Register online. email: niagara@ogs.on.ca

  • Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.
    Meeting: Perth Branch OGS
    Location: Stratford-Perth Archives, 24 St. Andrew Street, Stratford
    Title of Talk: Research Day
    Name of Speaker: none
    Brief info: Time to perform your own research or get some help with a research problem. The Stratford-Perth Archives will be open with assistance available and out-of-county fees waived for those outside Perth County. Perth County OGS volunteers available for assistance.
    Contact info: www.perthcountyorg.org or 519-271-0531 ext. 259

  • October 26, 2014 2pm
    Meeting: Halton/Peel Branch OGS, Oakville, ON
    Location: Oakville Public Library, (second floor auditorium) 20 Navy St.
    Title of Talk: Researching Our First World War Ancestors
    Name of Speaker: Glenn Wright, retired archivist and historian with Library and Archives Canada and president of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)
    Brief Info:
    Contact Info: Michael Payne 905-877-7627, Jane Watt 905-828-8411, www.haltonpeel.ogs.on.ca

  • Date: Monday, October 27 at 7:30 pm
    Meeting: Toronto Branch OGS
    Location: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto
    Title of Talk: What's in the Archives and how do I find it?
    Name of Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara
    Brief Info: What you need to know to make your family history research at the Archives of Ontario efficient and productive.
    Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org

  • Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - 1930h (7:30pm)
    Meeting - Ukrainian Genealogy Group National Capital Region, Ottawa, ON
    Program: The Internment of 'Enemy Aliens' in Ottawa in May, 1918
    Where: St John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall, 952 Green Valley Crescent, off Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
    Information: Website, eMail, phone: (613) 731-1870 (evenings)

  • Wednesday Oct 29 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Genealogy lecture - Oakville Public Library, Oakville, ON
    Program: I Want to Research My Ontario Family History: Where Do I Start? This lecture for beginners will help you begin the search for your family history. You will learn to examine the basic records and methods needed to help you find information. Participants will be shown how to evaluate the information found and where to look next. You will also learn what information can be found online as well as in libraries and archives. Age: 16Y+ Cost: $8/1 class. Central Branch Course Code: 200714. This is the beginners session in our family history series presented by Ruth Blair, PLCGS, a Professional Genealogist based in Oakville.

November 2014
  • Saturday, 1 November, 2014 10AM
    Meeting: London & Middlesex County Branch, OGS
    Location: Westmount Branch, London Public Library
    Title of Talk: Have You Heard? Getting the News in London and Middlesex County, 1790 - 1840
    Name of Speaker: Sheila Johnson, Executive Director of Fanshawe Pioneer Village
    Brief Info: Communication in the early days of Middlesex County plus annual silent auction of genealogy books.
    Contact info: info.lmcogs@gmail.com

  • November 1, 2014 2 - 4 pm
    Meeting - Simcoe County Branch OGS, Barrie,ON
    LOCATION: LDS Church, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie, ON
    TOPIC: Researching soldiers in WW I. SPEAKER: Clint Lovell
    WEBSITE: www.simcoebogs.com

  • Date: Saturday, November 1 (full day)
    Workshop: Toronto Branch OGS
    Location: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto
    Title: Industrial England
    Names of Speakers: Kirsty Gray; Lorri Busch; Lynda Chiotti; Lauren Goldstein; Paul Jones; Carol Nichols; Linda Reid
    Brief Info: A day-long workshop for family historians on the social, economic and cultural effects of England's Industrial Revolutions.
    Contact Info: web site

  • Date: November 2, 2014, 2:00pm-5:00pm
    Meeting: Ottawa Branch OGS / British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)
    Location: Woodroffe United Church Banquet Hall, 207 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa ON
    Program: Title of talks: 1. Searching for Names: Challenges, Pitfalls and the Downright Ridiculous. 2. Solving Problems Through Family Reconstruction Name of speaker: Kirsty Gray.
    Brief info: UK Rockstar Genealogist Kirsty Gray will give two lectures in Ottawa on Sunday November 2nd. The lectures, sponsored by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO), will be held at the Woodroffe United Church Banquet Hall (207 Woodroffe Ave) from 2-5pm. Admission is $10 per person at the door. A break with light refreshments will be held between the two lectures. A sought-after lecturer, her knowledge and her energetic and infectious personality wows audiences around the world. Appointed as Director of English Studies with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (University of Toronto, Canada) in 2011, Kirsty has more recently been awarded Superstar Genealogist (Gold Medallist in the Rockstar Genealogist Awards 2013) for the UK/Ireland by fellow family history professionals: Rockstar genealogists are those who give "must attend" presentations. Signed copies of her book "Tracing Your West Country Ancestors" will be available at the presentation.
    Contact info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

  • Wed/Nov 05 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Genealogy - Oakville Public Library, Oakville, ON
    Program: I Want to Research My Ontario Family History: What's Next? The second part of this lecture series is at an intermediate level and will cover topics such as how to find a will; the importance of researching newspapers; where to look for your military ancestor; immigration, naturalization and citizenship; and municipal records including assessment rolls, collector rolls and pre-1850 census records. Age: 16Y+ Cost: $8/1 class. Central Branch Course Code: 200713 This is the intermediate session in our family history series presented by Ruth Blair, PLCGS, a Professional Genealogist based in Oakville.

  • November 5, 12, 19 & 26 (6:15 to 8:15 pm)
    Course: Toronto Branch OGS
    Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
    Title of Course: Maps and Mapping for the 21st Century Genealogist
    Name of Speaker: James F.S. Thomson
    Brief Info: This 4-week course is designed for intermediate and advanced-level genealogists. It explores sophisticated ways in which maps and mapping tools can contribute to family history research, analysis and writing.
    Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses

  • Date: November 6, 12, 19 & 26 (6:15 to 8:15 pm)
    Course: Toronto Branch OGS
    Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
    Title of Course: Maps and Mapping for the 21st Century Genealogist
    Name of Speaker: James F.S. Thomson
    Brief Info: This 4-week course is designed for intermediate and advanced-level genealogists. It explores sophisticated ways in which maps and mapping tools can contribute to family history research, analysis and writing.
    Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses

  • Date: Saturday, November 8
    Meeting: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
    Talk: "A Century Ago: War Comes to Canada" (Before BIFHSGO Education session) Time: 9:00 am to 9:30 am
    Display: "Who was the Canadian Soldier and War comes to Canada - Artifacts and the History of Military Mapping" (Discovery Tables)
    Time: 9:30 am to 10:00 am
    Talk: "Who Was the Canadian Soldier?" (monthly meeting)
    Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Speaker for both talks: Dr. Jonathan Vance, Western University, London, ON.
    Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
    Contact info: www.bifhsgo.ca

  • Saturday, November 8, 2014
    Event: Niagara Peninsula Branch OGS Archives of Ontario Research Day, Toronto, ON
    Location: Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto
    Title of Talk: Orientation and Research Sessions
    Brief info: The day will include an introduction and orientation session, a Q&A session with a conservator, and an information session on preserving your personal archives. This event is free but branch members must pre-register.
    Contact Info: tylerogsnb@gmail.com

  • Date: Monday, November 10, 2014 7:00 pm
    Meeting: Essex County Branch, OGS
    Location: Windsor Public Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON
    Title of Talk: The WWII Aviation Training Program at the Windsor Airport.
    Presented by: The Canadian Historic Aircraft Association.
    Contact Info: essex@ogs.on.ca

  • Monday, Nov 10 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Genealogy lecture - Oakville Public Library, Oakville, ON
    Program: The First World War and Your Family History. In honour of the Centennial of World War I, we would like to help you learn about your ancestors' participation in the war. This session will show you how to use library resources, Library and Archives Canada, Family Search and other sources to learn more about your family during the First World War. Age: 16Y+ Cost: Free/1 class. Iroquois Ridge Branch Course Code: 200747.

  • Date: Monday, November 10, 2014 7:30 pm
    Meeting: Leeds & Grenville Branch, OGS
    Location: Brockville Museum. corner of Henry and Water Streets, Brockville
    Title of Talk: Story of one Loyalist family coming to Upper Canada as a result of the American Revolution.
    Name of Speaker: Jennifer Debrun
    Brief Info: Annual joint meeting with the Col. Edward Jessup Branch of the United Empire Loyalists.
    Contact Info: leedsgrenvillegenealogical@bellnet.ca

  • November 10, 2014 TIME: 6:45 pm
    MEETING: Oxford Branch OGS, Woodstock
    LOCATION: Woodstock Public Library, 445 Hunter St.
    TITLE OF TALK: Heroes of WW I
    NAME OF SPEAKER: Stephen Smith
    BRIEF INFO: Stephen is a local historian, researcher and collector, specializing in all conflicts involving Canadians particularly those from Oxford County.
    CONTACT INFO: 519-421-1700 or www.oxford.ogs.on.ca

  • November 10 7:30
    Annnual Joint Meeting - Leeds and Grenville Branch, Brockville, ON
    Program: Annual joint meeting with the Col. Edward Jessup Branch of the United Empire Loyalists. Jennifer Debrun will tell the story of one Loyalist family coming to Upper Canada as a result of the American Revolution.
    Where: Brockville Museum located in downtown Brockville at the corner of Henry and Water Streets.

  • 11 Nov. 7:30pm
    Meeting - Lambton County Branch of OGS, Sarnia
    Where: LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, N7S 5P6.
    Program: "Where Did Uncle Harry Go In The Great War". speaker John Collins
    More info: Janet Kelch, Secretary Lambton Branch OGS email

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7 p.m.
    Meeting: Sault & District Branch OGS
    Location: 90 Chapple Ave. Sault Ste. Marie
    Program: A guest speaker or mini-workshop of interest to family historians, followed by a social time & brief business meeting. Brief Info: Everyone is welcome. Update available on Website.
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.oca/saultanddistrict

  • Date: Friday, November 14, 2014 7:00 PM
    Meeting: Kent Branch OGS
    Location: St. Andrew's Residence 99 Park St., Chatham, ON
    Title of Talk: Kent County Heroes
    Name of Speaker: Dawn Heuston
    Brief Info: To continue with the WW1 commemoration, we will celebrate the lives and contributions of a few Kent County soldiers.
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/kent/

  • SaturdayNovember 15, 2014
    Seminar - The Alberta Family Histories Society
    Program: The Alberta Family Histories Society is holding a half day seminar, at River Park Church, 3818 14A Street SW, Calgary from 12:30 to 5:00 pm. John Althouse from Edmonton will be speaking on writing your family history. There will also be presentations on researching your family in Ontario, England and Wales and Ireland. $20 for members and $40 for non members.
    Info: web site

  • Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10 a.m.
    Meeting: Kingston Branch OGS
    Location: Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St., Kingston
    Title of Talk: A Boy, a Company, a Town: Tony Daicar's Immigration to Canada, the Development of the Bata Shoe Company and the Town of Batawa
    Name of Speaker: John Fielding
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/kingston

  • Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:00 pm
    Meeting: Quinte Branch OGS
    Location: Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Dr, Trenton, ON K8V 5R6
    Title of Talk: Ontario Archives
    Name of Speaker: Stewart Boden
    Contact Info: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/

  • Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
    Flamborough Book Fair, Waterdown, ON
    Where: Fellowship Hall, St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
    Features several vendors of new and used books, flags and posters. Free Admission, Free Parking, Lunch Available

  • Date: Monday, November 17, 2014 7:00 p.m.
    Meeting: Sudbury Branch OGS
    Location: Parkside Ctr, Sudbury YMCA, 140 Durham St, Sudbury
    Title: Families at War: The Betts Brothers and their Parents, 1914/16 and Beyond
    Speaker: Dieter K. Buse
    Brief Info: The family mysteries of two soldiers from Brantford will be explored though letters, photos and genealogical information
    Contact Info: http://ogs.on.ca/sudbury/

  • Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:00 pm
    Meeting: Hamilton Branch OGS
    Location: Lincoln Alexander School, 50 Ravenbury Dr. Library, Hamilton, ON
    Title of Talk: What is a UEL and how do you trace your lineage
    Name of Speaker: Pat Blackburn
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/hamilton

  • Saturday, November 22
    Meeting: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
    DNA Interest Group (Special Interests Groups)
    Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Room 226, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
    Members meet quarterly to share experiences, information and ideas about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
    Contact info: www.bifhsgo.ca

  • Saturday November 22, 2014
    Fall Social - Sir Guy Carleton Branch United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC), Ottawa, ON
    Where: Macies Best Western Hotel, 1274 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario
    Speaker: Bonnie Schepper, President UELAC. Topic: "History, Heroes, and Hope". Bonnie will be taking us back to 1914 to ask the questions - How have we changed? How have we stayed the same? The topic speaks specifically to our 100 year anniversary and to the future of UELAC and why what we do matters. Cash Bar at 11:30; Lunch at 12:15; Banquet Room A. Meal includes: small chef salad, Entree choices: roast beef au jus, or chicken with white wine sauce or salmon with dill sauce.strawberry parfait, tea/coffee. $30 per person; Please specify your choice of entree. Send cheque to Bob Adair, 34 Briardale Crescent, Nepean ON, K2E 1C2. Phone number is 613-274-3331.

  • Saturday, November 22, 2014, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Meeting: Perth Branch OGS
    Location: Upper level Stratford Public Library, 19 St. Andrew Street, Stratford
    Title of Talk: Show and tell
    Name of Speaker: Multiple
    Brief info: Tell your ancestor's story and/or show some family treasures. Each person will have approximately 10 minutes. Let us know ahead, and we will put you on the agenda. Christmas goodies afterward.
    Contact info: www.perthcountyogs.org or 519-271-0531 ext. 259

  • Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014 2:00 pm
    Meeting: Brant County Branch, OGS
    Location: Brant County Branch Library, 118 Powerline Rd., Brantford
    Topic of Talk: World War I
    Speaker: TBA
    Contact Info: For more information please phone 519-753-4140

  • November 23, 2014 2pm
    Meeting: Halton/Peel Branch OGS, Brampton, ON
    Location: Four Corners Public Library (Auditorium), 65 Queen St. E..
    Title of Talk: TBA and Annual General Meeting
    Name of Speaker: TBA
    Brief Info:
    Contact Info: Michael Payne 905-877-7627, Jane Watt 905-828-8411, www.haltonpeel.ogs.on.ca

  • Date: Monday, November 24 at 7:30 pm
    Meeting: Toronto Branch OGS
    Location: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto
    Title of Talk: Great Moments in Genealogy
    Names of Speakers: Various
    Brief Info: A series of short presentations by various Branch members on their Eureka moments in family history research.
    Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org

December 2014
  • December 6, 2014 2 - 4 pm
    Meeting - Simcoe County Branch OGS, Barrie, ON
    LOCATION: LDS Church, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie,ON
    TOPIC: Annual General Meeting plus presentations by members with their treasures and research successes. Followed by refreshments.
    WEBSITE: www.simcoebogs.com

  • Saturday, 6 December, 2014 10AM
    Meeting: London & Middlesex County Branch, OGS
    Location: Westmount Branch, London Public Library
    Title of Talk: TBD
    Name of Speaker: TBD
    Brief Info: TBD
    Contact info: info.lmcogs@gmail.com

  • 9 Dec. 7:30pm
    Meeting - Lambton County Branch of OGS, Sarnia
    Program: Christmas meeting to be held at Nick's Family Restaurant, London Line.
    More info: Janet Kelch, Secretary Lambton Branch OGS email

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7 p.m.
    Meeting: Sault & District Branch OGS
    Location: 90 Chapple Ave. Sault Ste. Marie
    Program: A guest speaker or mini-workshop of interest to family historians, followed by a social time & brief business meeting.
    Brief Info: Everyone is welcome. Update available on Website.
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.oca/saultanddistrict

  • December 12, 2013 TIME: 2 pm
    MEETING: Oxford Branch OGS Volunteer Appreciation & Christmas Party
    LOCATION: The Governor's House, 82 Light St., Woodstock
    CONTACT INFO: 519-421-1700 or www.oxford.ogs.on.ca
  • Date: Friday, December 12, 2014 7:00 pm
    Meeting: Kent Branch OGS
    Location: St. Andrew's Residence 99 Park St., Chatham, ON
    Title: 'Tis the Season!
    Brief Info: It is time again to come together to share some stories, fellowship and cheer.
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/kent/

  • Saturday, December 13 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Meeting: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
    Program: "Great Moments in Genealogy" with the following four speakers (monthly meeting) "Henry Shelverton: A Life in Hiding" by Sandra Adams. "Look Where You Step!" By Terry Findley. "The Business About the Guns" By Brenda Turner. "Arthur Edwin - A Lost Brother Rediscovered" By Ian Browness
    Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
    Contact info: www.bifhsgo.ca

January 2015
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7 p.m.
    Meeting: Sault & District Branch OGS
    Location: 90 Chapple Ave. Sault Ste. Marie
    Program: A guest speaker or mini-workshop of interest to family historians, followed by a social time & brief business meeting. Brief Info: Everyone is welcome. Update available on Website.
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.oca/saultanddistrict

  • Thursday, January 15, 2015 7pm
    Meeting: Hamilton Branch OGS
    Location: Lincoln Alexander School 50 Ravenbury Dr., Hamilton
    Title of Talk: Annual General Meeting Name of Speaker:
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/hamilton

  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10 a.m.
    Meeting: Kingston Branch OGS
    Location: Wilson Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St., Kingston
    Title of Talk: The Rathbun Family and the Town of Deseronto Name of Speaker: Joyce Fingland
    Contact info: www.ogs.on.ca/kingston

  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 and 1 pm
    Meeting: Quinte Branch OGS
    Location: Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton
    Title of Talk: The Crouse - Wannamaker Lecture will feature Dancing in the Sky Name of Speaker: Bill Hunt
    Contact Info: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/contact_quinte_ogs.htm

  • Date: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm
    Meeting: Toronto Branch OGS
    Location: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto
    Title of Talk: A Personal Journey through Canada's Earliest Mental Health Facilities
    Names of Speakers: Victoria Fenner
    Brief Info: The story of the speaker's research into life in 19th century mental health facilities after the discovery that her great-great-grandmother was a patient in three of Canada's earliest asylums.
    Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org
February 2015
  • Wed/Feb 04 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Genealogy - Oakville Public Library, Oakville, ON
    Program: I Want to Research My Ontario Family History: Advanced Search. The third lecture in the series is more advanced and will cover such topics as: land registry records, crown land records, land petitions and township papers. Land records are extremely useful in helping piece together a family's history, their place of origin and might even uncover a will! Age: 16Y+ Cost: $8/1 class. Central Branch Course Code: 200712. This is the advanced session in our family history series presented by Ruth Blair, PLCGS, a Professional Genealogist based in Oakville.

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7 p.m.
    Meeting: Sault & District Branch OGS
    Location: 90 Chapple Ave. Sault Ste. Marie
    Program: A guest speaker or mini-workshop of interest to family historians, followed by a social time & brief business meeting. Brief Info: Update available on Website.
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.oca/saultanddistrict

  • February 12-14, 2015
    Conference - RootsTech / Federation of Genealogical Societies, Salt Lake City, Utah
    RootsTech announced today that The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) will hold its 2015 National Conference in conjunction with the popular RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 12-14, 2015.
    RootsTech website

  • Thursday, Feb 12 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Genealogy - Oakville Public Library, Oakville, ON
    Program: Genealogy Resources. Interested in researching your family roots? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to Ancestry Library Edition and other library resources that will help you get started. Age: 16Y+ Cost: Free/1 class Iroquois Ridge Branch Course Code: 200702

  • Monday, February 19, 2015 7pm
    Meeting: Hamilton Branch OGS
    Location: Lincoln Alexander School 50 Ravenbury Dr. Hamilton
    Title of Talk: TBA Name of Speaker:
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/hamilton

  • Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10 a.m.
    Meeting: Kingston Branch OGS
    Location: Wilson Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St., Kingston
    Title of Talk: Annual General Meeting and Silent Auction
    Contact info: www.ogs.on.ca/kingston

March 2015
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7 p.m.
    Meeting: Sault & District Branch OGS
    Location: 90 Chapple Ave. Sault Ste. Marie
    Program: A guest speaker or mini-workshop of interest to family historians, followed by a social time & brief business meeting. Brief Info: Everyone is welcome. Update available on Website.
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.oca/saultanddistrict

  • Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015 7pm
    Meeting: Hamilton Branch OGS
    Location: Lincoln Alexander School 50 Ravenbury Dr., Hamilton
    Title of Talk: Researching Irish family from this side of the pond Name of Speaker: Ruth Blair
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/hamilton

May 2015
  • Thursday 28th May - Sunday 31 May 2015
    Annual Convention: United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC), Victoria, BC
    Theme: "Loyalists Come West".
    Host: Victoria Branch, UELAC
    Where: Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel and Marina, Victoria BC
    More info: Victoria Branch website




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