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    4–7 May 2016
    National Genealogical Society Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    The NGS 2016 Family History Conference will find genealogists from around the country gathering in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 4–7 May 2016 for a four-day conference with more than 10 tracks per day and 150 lectures on a wide range of topics. Topics like DNA, Internet and Technology, Women, Jewish, African American, Courthouse Research, BCG Skillbuilding, and much more. Be sure to visit The In-Depth Genealogist at the booth (#313) in the exhibit hall!
    For more information visit http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/

    May 7th, 2016 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: New England Research
    SPEAKER: Fran Murphy

    Monday, May 9, 2016
    Meeting - Essex County Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society, Windsow, ON
    Speaker: Debra Honor UE. Hear about cross-border family history research.
    If you can’t join us in person, join us online: Essex Branch YouTube Channel
    Where: Central Branch of the Windsor Public Library, Lower Level , 850 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, Ontario.
    Information: Website

    10 May, 2016 7:30pm
    Meeting - Lambton Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Sarnia, ON
    Program: "Searching Your Ancestors in Western & Eastern Europe". Speaker, Gordon Hillman, a retired educator and consultant at the Sarnia Family History Center.
    Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1400 Murphy Road, Sarnia, Ontario
    Information: Website

    May 10, 2016, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, San Angelo, Texas
    Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Lutheran Way (formerly YMCA Way)
    Program: Chris Morgan, Education Director for Fort Concho National Historical Site, will present "Pipes and Plaids". He discusses the use of bagpipes in American military history and comments about the origin and use of Scottish Tartans. Chris is recognized as an accomplished historian and player of the 'pipes. The public is invited to attend this free meeting.
    Details: Susan Ball, 325-942-5741, SAGHS.Inc@gmail.com, or website

    .. May 13, 2016 7pm
    Meeting - Kent Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Chatham, ON
    Program: NEWSPAPERS – A FAMILY HISTORY GOLDMINE. Veronique Mandal from the School of Journalism at St. Clair College will discuss the important role newspapers play family history research. Open and free to the public or join us via youtube channel
    Where: St. Andrew’s Residence, 99 Park St., Chatham
    Information: Website

    14 May 2016, at 2:00 PM
    Annual Meeting The Southeastern Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Riverview, New Brunswick
    The Southeastern Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on 14 May 2016, at 2:00 PM at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 28 Woolridge Ave., Riverview, NB. The guest speaker will be Bobbie Steeves speaking on the 250th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Steeves Family in New Brunswick. All are welcome!

    Sunday, May 15, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
    Meeting - Halton Peel Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Georgetown, ON
    Talk: HPB Genealogy Roadshow. Has your family tree got you stumped? Are you having difficulty deciding how to get started? Do you need pointers on the different software programs available? Join our event and check out some of the resources and experts available to help you trace your family tree. Ask an expert - one-on-one; See how Ancestry.ca works! Compare different family tree software programs. Get tips on reading old documents. Bring your questions and see if we can help solve the problem!
    Location: Halton Hill Public Library, 9 Church St., Georgetown, Ontario

    Saturday, May 21st 10 a.m.
    Meeting: Kingston Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society , Kingston, ON
    Program: Bob Thomas, one of our members, will speak on "From Cloth to the Cloth: Archibald Stevenson - a Presbyterian Missionary to Canada".
    Where: Kingston Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St., Kingston
    Further details at www.ogs.on.ca/kingston

    Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30
    Meeting - Wellington County Branch OGS, Fergus, ON
    Program: Scott Young from Wall Custance Funeral Home in Guelph will speak to us about "Funeral Home Records". Bring along your questions for Scott. All welcome.
    Location: Wellington County Archives, 0536 Wellington Rd. #18, Fergus, ON
    For further information contact: S. Edwards at 519.846.8095 or smeelora@gmail.com

    Saturday, May 28
    Presentations - The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Ottawa, ON
    Where: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115)
    Morning Program: "Intro to FamilySearch & The Ottawa Family History Centre" with Shirley-Ann Pyefinch. 10:30am-12:00pm
    Afternoon Program: "Osgoode Township Museum Resources" with Robin Cushnie. 1:00pm-3:00pm
    All are welcome, both events are FREE.
    Details at http://ogsottawa.on.ca

    3-5 June 2016
    Conference - Genealogy on the Cutting Edge, Toronto, ON
    Members of all 32 branches of the Ontario Genealogical Society and other family historians from across North America and around the world will meet in Toronto in June 2016 for three days of inspiring lectures, workshops, displays, and other learning opportunities. Don't miss it!
    Information: https://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/
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    June 10, 2016 7pm
    Meeting - Kent Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Chatham, ON
    Program: INTERESTING PEOPLE YOUR ANCESTORS MIGHT HAVE MET. Jim and Lisa Gilberts take us back in time and tell us of interesting people our ancestors may have met. Open and free to the public or join us via youtube channel
    Where: St. Andrew’s Residence, 99 Park St., Chatham
    Information: Website

    June 11th, 2016 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: Quebec Research
    SPEAKER: Marie-Chantal Hogue

    Monday, June 13, 2016
    Meeting - Essex County Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society, Windsow, ON
    Speaker: Sandra Joyce, British home children.
    If you can’t join us in person, join us online: Essex Branch YouTube Channel
    Where: Central Branch of the Windsor Public Library, Lower Level , 850 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, Ontario.
    Information: Website

    14 June , 2016 7:30pm
    Meeting - Lambton Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Sarnia, ON
    Program: "Barn Quilt Trails". Speakers, The Barn Quilt Committee of Kent County.
    Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1400 Murphy Road, Sarnia, Ontario
    Information: Website

    June 18, 2016 from 1 -5 pm
    2016 Conference - Ottawa Stake Family History Centre, Ottawa, ON
    Program: Voices from the Dust (more information to be added when available)
    Where: Ottawa Stake Family History Center, 1017 Prince of Wales Dr. Ottawa
    Information: 613-800-4250

    Saturday, June 18 1:30pm
    Meeting - Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group, Bracebridge, ON
    Where: Family History Centre, Bracebridge, ON
    Program: Linda Reid speaks on DNA and Genealogy - using Family Finder effectively
    More information

    July 29-31, 2016
    2016 Convention Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE), Calgary, Alberta
    Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE) is holding its 2016 Convention at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport, 6620 36th ST NE, Calgary, Alberta T3J 4C8
    the weekend of July 29-31, 2016.
    Theme: Pack your Research Toolbox
    SGGEE website as well as on our Facebook page.

    August 4-7, 2016
    Sherk/Shirk/Schürch Reunion, Waterloo, Ontario
    The biennial reunion and genealogical gathering of the Schürch Family Association of North America will be held at Waterloo, Ontario. Activities include coach tours, seminars, children's program, auction, and banquet.
    For information/registration see official website or contact via email or Elaine at 519-696-2526.

    August 5-6, 2016
    Celtic Connections Conference, Louis Park, Minnesota
    Program: Celtic Roots Across America. For family history researchers at all levels interested in discovering their Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Cornish origins, Celtic Roots Across America provides two full days of education, exhibits, and programs, plus optional tours. The conference program features presentations from five international superstars - Brian Donovan, Dr. Bruce Durie, John Grenham, Brian Mitchell, and William Roulston - plus nine American experts, on topics including resources and repositories, records, DNA, getting started, and occupational research.
    Where: The Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place offers lodging and program in one location, with easy access and navigation.
    Produced by: IGSI and The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)
    Information: visit the Celtic Connections Conference website. celtic-connections.org

    August 7-12, 2016
    International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference, Seatlle, Washington
    Where: Seattle, WA, USA. About: This annual conference brings together family researchers, academics, professional genealogists, historians, and a wide variety of individuals from around the world who cherish the heritage and future of the Jewish people.
    More details: website

    Friday, August 19th, 2016
    Scottish SIG Symposium 2016, Brampton, ON
    Where: Courtyard Marriott, 90 Biscayne Crescent – Brampton, ON
    Speakers: Sandra Joyce – British Home Children in Scotland; Sierre Dye – Women and Witches in Scottish History; Brian Anderson – The Baldoon Settlement; Christine Woodcock – From the Clearances to Canada
    Information: email; Website.
    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.

    Thursday, August 25 7:00pm
    Meeting - Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group, Gravenhurst, ON
    Where: Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre, Gravenhurst
    Program: Margaret Hall, UE speaks on United Empire Loyalists – finding your Loyalist ancestors in Canadian and American accessible documents, websites, and others
    More information

    September 1-3, 2016
    International Black Genealogy Summit, Arlington, Virginia
    Where: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA, USA
    Theme: "Oral History Reflections-What Does the Story Mean to Me?" 32 workshops; Networking Reception; Luncheon on Friday; Banquet on Saturday; Vendors and Exhibits. You won't want to miss the banquet speaker this time around, Regina Mason, will be presenting The Raw Truth: The Life of a Runaway Slave which is a compelling re-enactment of her great, great, great grandfather's diaries. When you come away from her presentation, you will be excited to write your own stories.
    Information: Official website will carry details of conference

    September 09, 2016 7pm
    Meeting - Kent Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Chatham, ON
    Program: INTERESTING MOMENTS IN GENEALOGY. Let’s explore interesting and humorous family history stories that made us stop and smile. Open and free to the public or join us via youtube channel
    Where: St. Andrew’s Residence, 99 Park St., Chatham
    Information: Website

    9, 10 and 11 September 2016
    22nd Annual Family History Conference - British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO), Ottawa
    Where: Ben Franklin Place in Centerpointe, Ottawa, ON
    Program: The two primary themes of the conference are: Ireland – family history; and DNA in genealogy.
    More information: official website
    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.

    13 Sept, 2016 7:30pm
    Meeting - Lambton Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Sarnia, ON
    Program: "Researching Land Records in Lambton County" Speaker, Luke Stempien, archivist at the Lambton County Archives.
    Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1400 Murphy Road, Sarnia, Ontario
    Information: Website

    Saturday, October 15 10:00am
    Meeting - Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group, Huntsville, ON
    Where: Huntsville Public Library, Huntsville, ON
    Program: Carol Stevens and Linda Wilson speak on learning about your Canadian Armed Forces relatives in World War 1 and 2 using online and local resources
    More information

    October 21 - 23, 2016
    Great Canadian Genealogy Summit, Brampton, ON
    Program: A conference structure which has a mission to promote Canadian genealogists by providing a platform to showcase their talents as well as share their knowledge and passion for genealogy with others.
    Speakers: KATHRYN LAKE HOGAN, UE, PLCGS | Professional Genealogist at Looking 4 Ancestors; CHRISTINE WOODCOCK | Director, Genealogy Tours of Scotland; MIKE QUACKENBUSH | Professional Genealogist - Research Coach; RUTH BLAIR, PLCGS | Professional Genealogist; LOUISE ST. DENIS, PLCGS | Managing Director, National Institute of Genealogical Studies; JENNIFER DEBRUIN, UE | Author, Entrepreneur, Speaker; LYNN PALERMO | The Armchair Genealogist - Author, Genealogy Blogger. Click to see the programme.
    Where: Courtyard Marriott - Brampton, Ontario, Canada
    Information: official website
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    November 5, 2016, 9:30 am to 4 pm
    Kitchener Public Library fifth annual Genealogy Fair, Kitchener, ON
    The event is at Kitchener Central Library. It is open to the public with no admission charge. A variety of activities, including free workshops and a vendor marketplace. Our previous genealogy fairs were successful beyond our expectations! We hosted 13 lectures and saw over 350 people throughout the day at each event.
    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.

2017
    16-18 June 2017
    Conference - Your Family: Building a Nation, Ottawa, ON
    The Ontario Genealogical Society’s annual Conference provides for members and the public to learn and share information about the hobby. There are tours and workshops, lectures and Marketplace, awards, a Research Room, the annual Banquet, displays and special events. Ottawa Branch has hosted five times, in 1972, 1977, 1988, 2000 and 2007. The 150th birthday of Canada is 2017 and Ottawa Branch will again host the OGS Conference.
    Information: to be announced
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    5-7th of July, 2017
    International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries; and New Directions in the Humanities Conference, London, UK
    Founded in 2003, this Knowledge Community is brought together around a shared interest to discuss the past, present, and future of publishing. Plan to attend the Fifteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries will be held at Imperial College London, in London, UK. To maintain the distinctness of the conference this will be a stand-alone, one-day conference (July 7th) that will be held in parallel with the last day of the New Directions in the Humanities Conference. New Directions in the Humanities Conference sessions and presentations, including plenary addresses and parallel sessions for all three days, 5-7 July 2017.
    More information: website



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