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  • January 24th at 1:00 p.m
    Meeting - Kingston and District Branch, United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Kingston, ON
    What are United Empire Loyalists? Come to our next meeting and find out. Speaker Maxime Chouinard of the Museum of Health Care will discuss early medical care in Kingston. You're also cordially invited to bring a dish for our potluck lunch at noon prior to the meeting. Come find a warm welcome on a cold winter's day.
    Where: St. Paul's Anglican church hall, corner Montreal and Queen Streets.
    For further info call Carol at 613-546-2256.

  • January 24, 2015, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
    San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, San Angelo, Texas
    Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 YMCA Drive
    Program: Dorina Alanizde Thomas, Ph.D., noted genealogy speaker and author, will present two sessions on Hispanic Genealogy at a free seminar hosted by SAGHS and is sponsored by the Tom Green County Library. Slated for Saturday afternoon, January 24, 2015, in the Community Room of the Stephens Central Library, this seminar will launch Hispanic researchers on a path to discovering their ancestry.
    Times of the sessions are: 1:30 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Beginning Hispanic Genealogy I; 2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Beginning Hispanic Genealogy II. Dorina will have an answer questions and sell/sign books session from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    This free event is underwritten by the Tom Green County Library. While no fee is charged for attending the event, pre-registration is encouraged so we can adequately plan for seating. Please contact SAGHS.Inc@gmail.com with your registration request

  • Tuesday January 25th, 2pm
    Meeting - Brant County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Brantford, ON
    Topic: Share Your Treasures.
    Place: 118 Power Line Road Brantford. For more information please phone 519 753-4140 or email Everyone is Welcome to attend. Come and see our library brantogs@bellnet.ca

  • Sunday, January 25, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
    Meeting - Halton Peel Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Brampton, ON
    Talk: Genealogical Resources Available at PAMA
    Location: Brampton Public Library, Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen Street East, Brampton, Ontario
    Speaker: Kyle Neill, Archivist, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
    Contact Info: www.haltonpeel.ogs.on.ca

  • Date: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm
    Meeting: Toronto Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto, ON
    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

  • Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 - 1930h (7:30pm)
    Meeting - Ukrainian Genealogy Group National Capital Region, Ottawa, ON
    The Monthly meeting will Feature: Observing the Ukrainian Elections: Paint Patriotism, Auto Patriotism and Winning by Giving by Borys Gengalo
    Where: St John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall, 952 Green Valley Crescent, off Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
    More info: website eMail: Phone: (613) 731-1870 (evenings)

  • February 3, 2015, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Meeting - San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, San Angelo, Texas
    Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 YMCA Drive
    Program: Suzanne Campbell, Director of the ASU West Texas Collection, will be speaking to the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society on Tuesday, February 3. She will be speaking on the "The Englishmen of the Concho Valley." Ms. Campbell has been head of the West Texas Collection since 1996. The public is invited and there is no charge. For more information, call Susan Ball (325)-481-3239, or (325)-942-5741 or e-mail, or visit our website.

  • February 3, 2015, 7:30 pm
    Meeting - Durham Region Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Oshawa, ON
    Where: Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa
    Program: WW1 Nurses, Sher Leetooze has found 36 WW1 Nursing Sisters who hailed from Old Durham County. Sher has taken her research and produced a power point presentation that shows the places these nurses worked, and the conditions under which they worked. Sher tells you about some of the hair raising experiences these nurses had while performing their duties.
    For more information, visit our website.

  • 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.

  • Date: Saturday February 7th at 1:30 p.m.
    Meeting: Lanark County Genealogical Society, Perth, Ontario
    Location: Drummond Centre Community Hall 1920 Concession 7 Rd Drummond Centre, Perth Ontario
    Title of Talk: St. Crispin's Legacy - Shoemaking in Perth, Ontario 1834-2004
    Name of Speaker: Local Author John McKenty
    John's book traces a surprising evolution of shoemaking in Perth, Ontario from the tap, tap, tap in the shoemakers shop to a major industry - The Brown Shoe Company
    Brief Info: Open to the public. For members of the LCGS, a brief part of the afternoon will also be to hold our monthly meeting.
    Contact Info: http://www.globalgenealogy.com/LCGS or by email: lcgspresident@gmail.com

  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 Time: 10:00 am
    Meeting: London & Middlesex County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, London, ON
    Location: Westmount Branch, London Public Library
    Topic "Searching Family Search"
    Speaker: Faye and Les Smith
    Brief Info: Join Faye and Les Smith, co-Directors of the Family History Centre as they discuss the latest elements of the Family Search website. An opportunity to discover what this excellent website has to offer. Branch Annual Meeting follows.
    Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/londonmiddlesex/

  • Saturday February 7, 2015 - 9:30am
    Using Ancestry Library, Ottawa, ON
    150 minutes of instruction on how to use Ancestry.ca library edition.
    Where: Ottawa Public Library Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe, Ottawa, Ontario in the computer training room
    Information and advance registration

  • Saturday, Feb 7, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Workshop - Navigating Ancestry & HeritageQuest, Surrey, BC
    Organization: Surrey Public Library - Cloverdale Branch
    No Charge. Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest are free to use at the Cloverdale Library. Together these two resources almost duplicate what you will find in the full personal subscription version of Ancestry. Come and find out how they work!
    Where: Surrey Public Library - Cloverdale Branch 5642 - 176A St, Surrey, BC
    To register, Phone Cloverdale Library at 604-598-7327, drop in, or email, website

  • Date: Feb. 10, 2015 @ 7:30pm
    Meeting: Lambton Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Sarnia, ON
    Location: LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. Sarnia, ON
    Title of Talk: My Strange Connection with former Sarnia Richard Harvey "Dick" Kirk and his wife Mary Morris
    Name of Speaker: Ann Hentschel
    www.lambtonogs.org

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7 p.m.
    Meeting: Sault & District Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
    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

  • February 13, 2015 7pm
    Meeting - Kent County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Chatham, ON
    Program: DABBLING IN DNA. Brenda Travis from the Black Historical Society will share her personal experience with this new and little-known research tool. Open to the public. Join us live online.
    Where: St. Andrew's Residence, 99 Park St., Chatham
    More information: website

  • Saturday Feb 14/15 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Library tour - Kent County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Chatham, ON
    Program: The Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Chatham Kent Library invite you to tour our family history collections for FAMILY DAY OPEN HOUSE .
    Where: 2nd floor of the Chatham Kent Public Library, Chatham
    More information: website

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

  • Saturday, 21 February, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Workshop - Publish Before You Perish, Toronto, ON
    Organization - Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
    This half-day course is intended for those who have already done a lot of family history research. It will outline the steps required to publish your family history in a printed book format. Instructor: Nancy Conn
    Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
    For program details, speaker biographies and information on how to register, visit official website

  • Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10 a.m.
    Meeting: Kingston Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingsston, ON
    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

  • Sunday, February 22, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
    Meeting - Halton Peel Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Oakville, ON
    Talk: Genealogical Resources Available at Halton Region Museum & Archives
    Location: Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario
    Speaker: John Summers, Curator, Halton Region Museum & Archives
    Brief Info: John will also be discussing the Halton Region Museum's new Master Plan for regional heritage preservation and interpretation
    Contact Info: www.haltonpeel.ogs.on.ca

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:15pm for 120 minutes
    Tracing Your Canadian Ancestors in the First World War, Ottawa, ON
    Where: Ottawa Public Library Rosemount Branch, 18 Rosemount, Ottawa in the Meeting Room
    Information and advance registration

March 2015
  • March 3, 2015, 2015, 7:30 pm
    Meeting - Durham Region Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Oshawa, ON
    Where: Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa
    Program: Ruth Burkholder. Hudson Bay Company ...is it just a chain of stores? NO ... there is much history in this company which has been in continuous operation for over 344 years. Started by 2 Frenchmen in 1670 under an English Royal Charter, it is owned by an American Equity firm ... truly a multinational history of a multifacted entity. There are some interesting stories and interesting records to be found regarding this Canadian iconic retailer.
    For more information, visit our website.

  • Wednesdays, 4, 11 and 18 March 2015, 6:15 - 8:15 pm
    Workshop - Using Digital Newspapers for Genealogy Research, Toronto
    Organization - Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
    This three-week hands-on course will examine the uses of historical newspapers for genealogy research as well as where to find them online. Instructor: Marian Press
    Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
    For program details, speaker biographies and information on how to register, visit official website

  • Saturday, March 7, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Workshop - Using FamilySearch.org, Surrey, BC
    Organization: Surrey Public Library - Cloverdale Branch
    Charge: $10. Presenter Terry Rogers will show you how to use FamilySearch.org to get the best results when researching your family history. Build a family tree or find existing trees, improve search strategies, use the catalogue, use the wiki, or find a gem within a collection of over 100,000 digitized books!
    Where: Surrey Public Library - Cloverdale Branch 5642 - 176A St, Surrey, BC
    To register, Phone Cloverdale Library at 604-598-7327, drop in, or email, website

  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 Time: 10:00 am
    Meeting: London & Middlesex County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, London, ON
    Location: Westmount Branch, London Public Library
    Topic "New Techniques for Reading Difficult Tombstones".
    Speaker: Dr. David Elliott
    Brief Info: Dr. David Elliott, past Branch Chair, historian, writer & professional researcher, has extensive experience reading & transcribing very old tombstones in Ireland.
    Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/londonmiddlesex/

  • Date: Mar. 10, 2015 @ 7:30pm
    Meeting: Lambton Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
    Location: LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. Sarnia, ON
    Title of Talk: "The History of Moore" with curator of Moore Museum
    Name of Speaker: Laurie Mason
    www.lambtonogs.org

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:30pm for 105 minutes
    Digitizing and Preserving Family Photographs, Ottawa, ON
    Where: Ottawa Public Library Stittsville Branch, 1637 Stittsville Main in the Meeting Room
    Information and advance registration

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7 p.m.
    Meeting: Sault & District Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
    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, March 12, 2015 - 2:00pm for 120 minutes
    Discovering Genealogy Resources, Ottawa, ON
    Where: Ottawa Public Library Napean Centrepointe Branch, 101 Centrepointe in Room 1B
    Information and advance registration

  • March 13, 2015 7pm
    Meeting - Kent County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Chatham, ON
    Program: THE BALDOON SETTLEMENT. Brian Anderson's ancestors were part of this settlement. He will share his experience in researching the Baldoon Settlers back to Scotland. Open to the public or join us online.
    Where: St. Andrew's Residence, 99 Park St., Chatham
    More information: website

  • Sunday, March 22, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
    Meeting - Halton Peel Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Brampton, ON
    Talk: Strength?ening Ontario's Heritage Network and the OHS Digitization Project
    Location: Brampton Public Library, Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen Street East, Brampton, Ontario
    Speaker: Ron Leverty, Executive Director, and Alison Little, Program Manager, Ontario Historical Society
    Contact Info: www.haltonpeel.ogs.on.ca

  • Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015 7pm
    Meeting: Hamilton Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
    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

  • Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Workshop - Introduction to Genealogy and Family History, Toronto
    Organization - Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
    This fast-paced one-day course will introduce some of the types of records and techniques needed to research your family tree, with a focus on vital records, census and probate records, and how to extract and evaluate data. Instructor: Linda Reid
    Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
    For program details, speaker biographies and information on how to register, visit official website

  • Tuesdays, 31 March, 7 and 14 April 2015, 4 - 7 p.m.
    Workshop - Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records, Toronto
    Organization - Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
    This three-week course is being offered in partnership with the Archives of Ontario. Designed for both family and local historians, it will provide a hands-on introduction to the land granting process in Ontario and the main types of Crown Land records. Participants will work in small groups following actual case histories through the records. Instructor: Jane MacNamara
    Where: Archives of Ontario, York University, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto
    For program details, speaker biographies and information on how to register, visit official website

April 2015
  • April 7, 2015, 2015, 7:30 pm
    Meeting - Durham Region Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Oshawa, ON
    Where: Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa
    Program: Free Websites where to find them and how to use them. Oour members have submitted their favourite "freebies" to share with everyone. Free searches, free downloads, free charts.
    For more information, visit our website.

  • Saturday April 18, 10:30 am - noon
    Workshop - Finding Your Scottish Roots, Surrey, BC
    Organization: Surrey Public Library - Cloverdale Branch
    Charge: $10. Presenter Lorraine Irving is an experienced researcher who has made several trips to both Salt Lake City and Scotland. This session is aimed at the intermediate level researcher. Topics covered include vital stats, church, census and cemetery records, key websites, wills, sasines and military records. A follow-up Part 2 session is planned for the fall.
    Where: Surrey Public Library - Cloverdale Branch 5642 - 176A St, Surrey, BC
    To register, Phone Cloverdale Library at 604-598-7327, drop in, or email, website

  • Monday, April 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Workshop - Basic Book Repair, Surrey, BC
    Organization: Surrey Public Library - Cloverdale Branch
    No Charge. Free Workshop! Come and join us for a hands-on session to learn the tools and techniques of basic book repair. We will have some "practice books" available, but you can also bring one or two of your own books (paperback or hardcover) to work on. Or just watch and learn. Not limited to Family History researchers - everyone is welcome!
    Where: Surrey Public Library - Cloverdale Branch 5642 - 176A St, Surrey, BC
    To register, Phone Cloverdale Library at 604-598-7327, drop in, or email, website

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015
    4th Annual Genealogy Fair, Kitchener, ON
    Produced and sponsored by the Kitchener Public Library
    Info: The first three Kitchener Public Library Genealogy Fairs were so successful that we're very excited to announce the 4th Genealogy Fair. It will be held at our newly renovated Central Library at 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener, and will feature exhibitors as well as free workshops.
    More info KPL website

May 2015
  • May 1 & 2, 2015
    Conference - The Kamloops Family History Society, Kamloops, BC
    The Kamloops Family History Society is hosting a conference, FAMILY HISTORY: PAST TO PRESENT.
    WHERE: Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC
    WHAT: There will be a dinner and meet the speakers social on Friday evening and twelve sessions to choose from at the conference on Saturday. Everyone is welcome. Check our website for updates.
    SPEAKERS: Cyndi Ingle, Lyn Meehan, Claudia Breeland, M Diane Rogers
    CONTACT INFO: www.kfhs.org

  • May 5, 2015, 2015, 2015, 7:30 pm
    Meeting - Durham Region Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Oshawa, ON
    Where: Jane MacNamara, Inheritance Interrupted: WWI reflected in Ontario Estate Files The Great War cut short many lives and disrupted the expected passing of property and goods to the next generation. Laws were changed, society changed, the world changed. Drawing from estate files from across the province, this presentation will show examples of these changes and demonstrate how reading between the lines and understanding the process and implications of inheritance records can enhance your family history--in any era.
    For more information, visit our website.

  • May 09, 2015 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Meeting - Simcoe Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Barrie, ON
    Theme: Family Tree Maker. Rick Roberts shares tips and shortcuts for those using Family Tree Maker software, and answers users' questions about FTM. Please notice that the date has been moved from May 2nd to May 9th
    Speaker: Rick Roberts, GlobalGenealogy.com
    Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie
    More info: Simcoe Branch website

  • 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

September 2015
  • 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




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