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  • September 6-12 2015
    Annual Conference - Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, Dublin, Derry City & more, Ireland
    Theme: "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors"
    Tracing Your Irish Ancestors is aimed at both the dedicated family historian and those who may prefer to spend more time savouring the enchanting landscape and historic sites of their ancestors. The week will comprise an engaging and entertaining mix of research in the archives with the help of the Foundation's experienced genealogists, talks from acknowledged experts and a variety of tours, all making for a memorable experience. Highlights from the varied programme include visits to Titanic Belfast and the Giant's Causeway, the National Archives in Dublin and the famous Walls of Derry, dinner at Belfast's historic Reform Club and afternoon tea at Barons Court, home to the Duke of Abercorn.
    More information: official website. If you have any queries, please email: enquiry@uhf.org.uk

  • September 8
    Meeting - Lambton Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
    Location: [not provided]
    Program: Geography and Maps for Genealogy. Speaker: Shirley L. Sturdevant of Kent Branch

  • Wednesdays September 9, 16 and 23
    Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition - a three-session afternoon course, Toronto, ON
    Organzation: Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.
    Taught by Carol Nichols on how to make the most of Ancestry.ca Library Edition. For details and to register online, visit website. This course will be followed by three drop-in sessions at the Toronto Reference Library, again on Wednesday afternoons, where you can practice your Ancestry.ca skills with the help of volunteers from the Toronto Branch Members Network.

  • Sept 12th, 2015 2 - 4 pm
    Meeting - Simcoe County Branch OGS, Springwater, ON
    LOCATION: The Simcoe County Museum, Hwy #26, Springwater, ON
    TOPIC: Larry Cotton
    SPEAKER: Presenting on his Whiskey & Wickedness series

  • Date: Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Monthly Meeting: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
    Location: The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, ON
    Title of Talk: "The Life and Times of WWI Nursing Sister Laura Gamble"
    Name of Speaker: Brooke Broadbent
    Brief Info: Brooke will explain his research into the life of Laura Gamble, a WWI nurse who came from nearby Wakefield, Quebec. (Note: prior to Brooke Broadbent's talk from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., past BIFHSGO President Glenn Wright will present a "Before BIFHSGO" Education Talk from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. on the sources for researching Canadian WWI nurses).
    Contact Info: www.bifhsgo.ca

  • Date: Monday, September 14, 6 pm
    Meeting: Essex County Branch OGS, Windsor, ON
    Location: Windsor Public Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue, lower level
    Title of Talk: "Where There's a Will..."
    Name of Speaker: Debra Honor UE
    Brief Info: Wills can give us a wealth of information that usually comes straight from our ancestors near the end of their lives. Learn where to find this type of treasure and what an ancestor might reveal.
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/essex

    Sept. 15th, 2015 7:00 P.M.
    Meeting - Kawartha Branch OGS, Peterborough
    Speaker: Dr. Fraser Dunford
    TOPIC: LAND RECORDS IN ONTARIO. Land records in Ontario are complex, involving petitions, orders-in-council, location tickets, two Heir and Devisee Commissions, the Township Papers, patents, and extensive records once held by the Land Registry Offices. Complex but of genealogical value. This talk is an introduction to all the resources. ALL ARE WELCOME
    Where: De la FOSSE LIBRARY 729 Park St. S Peterborough

  • September 18 - 20, 2015
    BIFHSGO Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON
    Theme: The 21st Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference will focus on Scotland, Photographs in Genealogy, and Technology
    NOTE: GlobalGenealogy.com will be at this event. Let us know if there any specific products that you would like to see at this event and we will be sure to bring them along.

  • Friday September 18
    Lecture: Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, Toronto, ON
    Organzation: Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.
    A special two-hour family history lecture on by professional genealogist Chris Paton on his research into the hardships endured by our Scottish ancestors. For details and to register online, visit website.

  • Saturday September 19
    Irish Genealogy-Focus on Ulster - a full-day workshop, Toronto, ON
    Organzation: Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.
    aimed at family historians researching ancestors in the nine counties of the historic province of Ulster, led by Dr. William Roulston and Chris Paton. Learn about the history of Ulster and its people from the 17th to the 20th centuries and the resources available to help you find your Ulster ancestors. Early-bird rates apply until August 22 and OGS members enjoy additional discounts. For details and to register online, visit website.

  • Saturday, September 19th at 10 a.m.
    Meeting - Kingston Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston, ON
    The Kingston Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will meet in the Frontenac Room of the Kingston Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St., on Saturday, September 19th at 10 a.m. Patti Mordasewicz will speak on "Getting to Know the Neighbours - Resources at the Leeds & Grenville Archives". Visitors welcome.
    Further details at www.ogs.on.ca/kingston

  • September 19, 2015, at 2:00 PM
    Meeting - 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: Our speaker will be a representative from the Association of NB Cemeteries. All Welcome!

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Meeting: Bruce & Grey Branch OGS - General Meeting, Owen Sound, ON
    Location: L.D.S. Family History Centre, 490 2nd Ave. S.E., Owen Sound.
    Speaker: Janet Iles
    Topic: Dissecting Ancestry: An Online Repository of Genealogical Records & More. All are welcome! Please join us after the meeting for refreshments and networking with each other.
    Call 519-534-1875 for further information

  • Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 - 1930h (7:30pm)
    Meeting - Ukrainian Genealogy Group National Capital Region, Ottawa, ON
    Program: Recent Genealogy Conferences and Related Research Projects by Frank Cedar and Mike Dowhan
    Where: St John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall 952 Green Valley Crescent, off Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
    More info: website ; eMail: uggncr1@gmail.com; Phone: (613) 731-1870 (evenings)

  • Wed/Sep 23 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Lecture - Scottish Research From Afar, Oakville, ON
    The pay-per-view website ScotlandsPeople is usually the first stop for anyone researching their Scottish family history online. Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will take you through the process of using the site and show you how to use other resources to narrow down your search in order to use it in a cost -effective manner. She'll also demonstrate other online resources that can assist you with our research. If you can't go to Scotland to research your family, then this lecture will help you discover what is available online. Oakville Public Library, Central Branch
    Age: 18Y and up Cost: $8/1 Class
    Register through iris with Course Code: 210787. All programs are listed on our website at: http://www.opl.on.ca/blog/type/genealogy/

  • September 25, 26, 27
    O'Dwyer Clan Rally - County Wicklow, Ireland
    The O'Dwyer Clan Homepage has been updated with the news of the upcoming Rally Sept. 25, 26 & 27th, 2015 to take place in Blessington, County Wicklow.
    All the details are now on the above site.
    The theme this time is the life of Michael Dwyer (1772-1825)

  • Saturday, September 26, 2015
    The Toronto Carrying Place: A Shared Legacy, Toronto, ON
    The Etobicoke Historical Society, in collaboration with partner organizations The Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel, York Pioneer and Historical Society, Swansea Historical Society, West Toronto Junction Historical Society, and King Township Historical Society, with financial support provided by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and the City of Toronto through the Host City Showcase Program, is pleased to announce the upcoming event. Event is FREE and open to all members of the public
    Where: The Old Mill Inn, located at 21 Old Mill Road, Etobicoke.
    For information, please visit sharedlegacy.ca/info, or contact hugh.barnett@mail.utoronto.ca.

  • September 26th
    Hellenic [Greek] Genealogy Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah
    The Greek genealogy community is small -- there has only ever been one Greek family history conference previously. It was held in New York this past April. A small group of volunteers are organizing this conference in Salt Lake City.
    More info: https://hellenicgenealogyconference.wordpress.com/

  • September 26th & 27th 2015
    British Home Child Day in Ontario, London, ON
    British Home Child Group International presents two day event. Activities include: Live genealogical searches for British Home Children; Display of artifacts; Display of artifacts; Corrigan School of Irish Dancing; London Police Pipe Band; Guest Speaker; and more. See brochure.
    Presented in cooperation with Fanshawe Pioneer Village as part of Doors Open London & Culture Days, 1424 Clarke Rd., London, ON

  • Saturday, September 26th, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Workshop: Genealogy Workshop, Fergus, ON
    Location: Wellington County Museum and Archives, Aboyne Hall, 0536 Wellington Road 18
    Title of Workshop: One Thing Leads to Another: Research techniques to help you follow the right ancestral trail
    Name of Speakers: Jane MacNamara
    Brief Info: wherethestorytakesme.ca.; http://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/Genealogy-Workshop-Series.asp
    Contact Info: Wellington County Archives, 1-800-663-0750 ext. 5225 or 519-846-0916 ext. 5225, www.wellington.ca/Museum

  • September 27th at 2:00 p.m.
    Meeting - Halton Peel Branch, OGS, Oakville, ON
    Christine Woodcock - "Lesser Known Databases for Scottish Genealogy"
    Christine is a genealogy educator, lecturer, writer and blogger with a particular expertise in Scottish records. She organizes research trips to the Scottish Archives in Edinburgh to help genealogists discover their Scottish heritage.
    WHO: Halton-Peel Branch OGS
    WHERE: Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville

  • Wed/Sep 30 7:00am-8:30pm
    Lecture - Scottish Research beyond the Census & Civil Registration, Oakville, ON
    You've searched the Scottish census and civil registration records for your ancestors. What's next? Are you on the right track? Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will provide you with some resources to take you past the basic records to help you find out more about your Scottish ancestors. Why did the Scots emigrate and where did they settle? Understanding the emigration of the Scots is vital and will assist with your research and enhance your family history story.
    Oakville Public Library, Central Branch
    Age: 18Y and up Cost: $8/1 Class
    Register through iris with Course Code: 210785. All programs are listed on our website at: http://www.opl.on.ca/blog/type/genealogy/

  • Oct 3rd, 2015 2 - 4 pm
    Meeting - Simcoe County Branch OGS, Barrie, ON
    LOCATION: Barrie Free Methodist Church, Livingston & Cundles
    284 Cundles Rd E, Barrie ON L4M 6L1
    TOPIC: Richard Feltoe
    SPEAKER: Presenting on The Redcoated Ploughboys (War of 1812)

  • Saturday, October 3, 9:30 to 4:30 (Doors open at 8:30)
    Conference - Kawartha Branch, OGS, Peterborough, ON
    Military pensioners were an important part of the settlement of Ontario. We will examine why, look at three of the schemes, and show what records to search. Lectures include: Political and Military Situation in the UK and Canada 1814-1850 by Timothy Dubé -- Lanark Society Settlers 1820-1821 by Rick Roberts -- Commuted Pensioners Scheme 1831-32 by Dennis Carter-Edwards -- Enrolled Pensioners Scheme 1851-58 by Timothy Dubé -- Useful Records for Military Settlers by Ron Dale
    To register, please contact the Event Registrar at 705-743-9117 (cost 35.00 incl. lunch & snack)
    Where: Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Blvd, Peterborough
    Information: Kawartha Branch OGS
    NOTE: GlobalGenealogy.com will be at this event. Let us know if there any specific products that you would like to see at this event and we will be sure to bring them along.

  • Saturday October 3, 2015. 9:00 a.m.
    ANNUAL FALL EVENT: Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Owen Sound, ON
    Location: Grey Roots Museum & Archives, 102599 Grey Road 18, RR 4, Owen Sound, ON. N4K5N6.
    Registration Fee: $40.00 before September 25th, $45:00 at the door. Lunch is included. Registration Form online at http://www.brucegrey.ogs.on.ca/. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
    Agenda: Valerie Tillman: "The Amazing Aunt Bea"; Mike Quackenbush - "Getting Started with Digital Publishing - From Books to Blogs. Mike will present options for getting family histories published digitally and options around getting a webpage or blog set up for the first time. 12 Noon: Lunch is served
    Steve Fulton: "Cemeteries That Sing"; Steve Fulton: "Technology Overload - Let's Get Back to the Basics and Advance Our Genealogy".
    Call 519-534-1875 for further information

  • October 4-10, 2015
    Tracing Your Irish Ancestors - Ulster Historical Foundation, Dublin, Ireland
    Due to the popularity of our original event (scheduled for September 2015) the Foundation is pleased to announce details of a second family history conference to be held in October. Join us for our autumn family history conference to learn about the dramatic history of Ulster and the lives of your Irish ancestors. Whether you are an experienced genealogist and have previously visited our shores or are new to Irish family history, our expert genealogists will be on hand to guide you at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the archives in Dublin, including the National Archives, the Registry of Deeds and the RCB Library.
    Information: Official website enquiry@uhf.org.uk

    October 6,2015
    Meeting - Durham Region OGS, Oshawa, ON
    She was what??? At 16!!! An early 19th Century Travelling Preacher Dedication, Heroics, Scandal and Tragedy Bible Christian, Methodist, Quaker. They travelled around England, Canada and the US. Join us on October 6, to hear Jim Bowen tell their stories.
    Where: The meeting is at the Oshawa Public Library, downstairs auditorium and starts at 7:30pm

  • 6 October to 25 November
    Course - Basic Genealogy and Family History, Toronto, ON
    Organization: Toronto Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
    Two eight-week courses led by instructor Jane E. MacNamara designed for those who are just setting out on their family history journeys or who wish to upgrade their basic research skills. One course will be held at Riverdale Public Library on Tuesday evenings from 6 October to 24 November, and the other at North York Central Library on Wednesday afternoons from 7 October to 25 November. Learn how to "think like a genealogist"! For details and to register online, visit http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses/.

  • Thu/Oct 08 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Lecture - Genealogy Resources I, Oakville, ON
    Feeling overwhelmed trying to sift through all of the genealogical information available on the web? This lecture will demonstrate some of the best websites and other tools to use when researching your family history. This session is suitable for the beginner researcher. Oakville Public Library, Central Branch
    Age: 18Y and up Cost: Free/1 Class
    Register through iris with Course Code: 210741. All programs are listed on our website at: http://www.opl.on.ca/blog/type/genealogy/

  • October 13
    Meeting - Lambton Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
    Location: [not provided]
    Program: pending

  • Thu/Oct 15 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Lecture - Genealogy Resources II, Oakville, ON
    Interested in researching your family roots? This session will introduce you to Ancestry Library Edition and other library resources that will help you get started. This lecture is suitable for beginner and intermediate researchers. Oakville Public Library,Central Branch
    Age: 18Y and up Cost: Free/1 Class
    Register through iris with Course Code: 210742. All programs are listed on our website at: http://www.opl.on.ca/blog/type/genealogy/

  • 17 October 2015
    Workshop - Atlantic Canada Genealogy, Toronto, ON
    Toronto Branch and the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library co-sponsoring a one-day workshop on Atlantic Canada Genealogy on 17 October 2015. explore the resources available to help you find your Atlantic ancestors. Led by keynote speaker Terrence M. Punch of Halifax, with additional lectures by Roberta Clark and Terri Raymond, this workshop will focus on understanding the patterns and sources of immigration into the four Atlantic provinces over the past four hundred years as well as subsequent migrations from Atlantic Canada to other parts of Canada and to the United States. Early-bird rates apply until September 22 and OGS members enjoy additional discounts. For full program and speaker details and to register online, visit here.
    NOTE: GlobalGenealogy.com will be at this event. Let us know if there any specific products that you would like to see at this event and we will be sure to bring them along.

  • Saturday, October 24th, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Workshop: Genealogy Workshop, Fergus, ON
    Location: Wellington County Museum and Archives, Aboyne Hall, 0536 Wellington Road 18
    Title of Workshop: An Ancestor Investigator Biography Workshop
    Name of Speakers: Tammy Tipler-Priolo
    Brief Info: http://www.ancestorinvestigator.com/index.htm ; http://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/Genealogy-Workshop-Series.asp
    Contact Info: Wellington County Archives, 1-800-663-0750 ext. 5225 or 519-846-0916 ext. 5225, www.wellington.ca/Museum

  • October 25th at 2:00 p.m.
    Meeting - Halton Peel Branch, OGS, Oakville, ON
    Sher Leetooze -"The Ulster Detective - research in Northern Ireland" Learn how to find your ancestors in Ulster through a variety of ways, not just the standard BMDs. Sher is a family researcher, author, historiographer and storyteller.
    WHO: Halton-Peel Branch OGS
    WHERE: Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville

  • Nov 7th, 2015 2 - 4 pm
    Meeting - Simcoe County Branch OGS, Barrie, ON
    LOCATION: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    79 Ferris Lane, Barrie, ON
    TOPIC: Holdings at the Orillia Public Library
    SPEAKER: Jane Turvey

  • Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Annual Book Fair: The Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society, Waterdown, ON
    Location: Fellowship Hall, St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
    Seminar Speaker: Ruth Blair, beginning at 10 a.m.
    Topics: 'Beginning Your Genealogy', 'Researching Your Halton and Wentworth County Ancestors'. Free admission, free parking, wheelchair accessible, lunch available Call 905-540-5161 for further information; official brochure

  • Sun/Nov 08 2:00pm-3:30pm
    Lecture - Why Genetic Genealogy? Oakville, ON
    Genetic genealogy is the use of DNA testing to study an individual's origins and see if there are others out there related to you. Our speaker, Linda Reid of Toronto Branch OGS, will touch on the different types of genetic tests for family history and then delve into her experiences with the autosomal test, FamilyFinder from FamilyTreeDNA. Come learn more about how to add this type of research to your genealogical toolbox.
    Oakville Public Library, Central Branch
    Age: 18Y and up Cost: $8/1 Class
    Register through iris with Course Code: 210810. All programs are listed on our website at: http://www.opl.on.ca/blog/type/genealogy/

  • Nov 10
    Meeting - Lambton Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
    Location: [not provided]
    Program: War Memorials speaker Tom Slater

  • Sunday, November 15th, 2015, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Workshop: Genealogy Workshop, Fergus, ON
    Location: Wellington County Museum and Archives, Aboyne Hall, 0536 Wellington Road 18
    Title of Workshop: For King and Country: Canadians in the Great War, 1914-1918 and Canada at War, 1939-1945: Documenting Your Second World War Ancestor
    Name of Speakers: Glenn Wright
    Brief Info: http://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/Genealogy-Workshop-Series.asp
    Contact Info: Wellington County Archives, 1-800-663-0750 ext. 5225 or 519-846-0916 ext. 5225, www.wellington.ca/Museum

  • November 22nd at 2:00 p.m.
    Annual General Meeting - Halton Peel Branch, OGS, Brampton, ON
    Annual General Meeting & Matthew Wilkinson - historian at Heritage Mississauga "A Call to Arms : Historic Mississauga and the War of 1812" This presentation provides an overview of the War of 1812 and explores the connections between the people of historic Mississauga, their involvement in and during the war, and the experiences of volunteer militiamen from this community who served during the war
    WHO: Halton-Peel Branch OGS
    WHERE: Four Corners Branch, Brampton Library, 65 Queen Street East, Brampton

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
    Meeting: Bruce & Grey Branch OGS, Owen Sound, ON
    Location: L.D.S. Family History Centre, 490 2nd Ave. S.E. Owen Sound,
    Speaker: Bonita Johnson-de-Matteis
    Topic: African-Canadian Black Veteran's. Bonita will tell us about the book she has written.
    All are welcome! Please join us after the meeting for refreshments and networking with each other.
    Call 519-534-1875 for further information

  • Dec 5th, 2015 2 - 4 pm
    Meeting - Simcoe County Branch OGS, Barrie, ON
    LOCATION: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    79 Ferris Lane, Barrie, ON
    TOPIC: Scottish Family History Research
    SPEAKER: Christine Woodcock

  • Dec 8
    Meeting - Lambton Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
    Location: [not provided]
    Program: Lambton Branch Social/dinner meeting

  • Thu/Mar 03 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Lecture - Taking Your Irish Ancestors Back Over the Pond, Oakville, ON
    Researching your Irish Canadian ancestors can be a frustrating when the census and vital statistics records only provide Ireland as a place of birth. Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will help you begin researching your Irish family history in Canada. Oakville Public Library, Central Branch
    Age: 18Y and up Cost: $8/1 Class
    Register through iris with Course Code: 210793. All programs are listed on our website at: http://www.opl.on.ca/blog/type/genealogy/

  • Thu/Mar 10 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Lecture - Researching Your Irish Family History from Canada, Oakville, ON
    This lecture will show you what online resources are available to help you research your Irish family history. Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will show you the available records relating to the Irish in Canada and Ireland and how to access repositories along with other sources that could help you with your research.
    Oakville Public Library, Central Branch
    Age: 18Y and up Cost: $8/1 Class
    Register through iris with Course Code: 210786. All programs are listed on our website at: http://www.opl.on.ca/blog/type/genealogy/




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