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  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Annual July Potluck Picnic- Bruce & Grey Branch OGS - Owen Sound, On.
    Event: Bruce & Grey Branch OGS invite you to our Annual July Picnic Potluck to be held at the LDS Church, 490 2nd Ave. S. E. Owen Sound, On. to be held at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a potluck dish to share and a plate & cutlery for yourself. Afterwards, listen to a talk about the Greenock Swamp in Bruce County given by our speaker Shannon Wood of the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority. Looking forward to seeing you all and enjoying the evening with you.
    For information call: 519-534-1875

  • July 26, 2014
    Mansfield Massachusetts Genealogical Council Seminar
    Theme: We have a three track seminar on July 26 which includes French Canadian, Irish and Naturalization/Immigration topics. Includes 4 lectures on Fundamentals; 4 lectures on Special Topics; 4 lectures on Advanced Topics. See: presentations event description .
    Where: Mansfield Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire St, Mansfield, MA 02048, (508) 339-2200

  • Saturday, 2 August 2014 - 1:00 PM start with Pot Luck Supper at 4:00 PM
    KEITH Reunion, Havelock,New Brunswick
    "Descendants of Daniel and Elizabeth (Disbrow) Keith will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of their annual Keith Reunion on Saturday, 2 August 2014 at the Havelock Memorial Hall, Havelock, NB. Registration for the afternoon activities will begin at 1:00 PM. Calling all Keith descendants to come and mark the event with family and friends. Please bring an item for the Silent Auction and a dish for the Pot Luck Supper at 4:00 PM. Mark your calendars and come to enjoy your family, appreciate local history, and learn about your Keith ancestry!"
    Contact: Leslie Gogan for the Keith Family Reunion

  • Wednesday, August 6
    Event: Toronto History Lecture, Toronto, ON ---- REGISTRATION FULL
    Location: City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd, Toronto
    Title of Talk: The 2014 Toronto History Lecture: "The Workers' City: Lives of Toronto's Working People"
    Name of Speaker: Craig Heron
    Brief Info: A rare window on the diversity of working-class experiences in Toronto's past - the opportunities and challenges that generations of the city's workers have faced over the past 150 years. Free to attend - reservation required.

    Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/toronto-history-lecture

  • Thurs. Aug 21, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (evening meeting)
    Meeting: Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group, Gravenhurst, ON
    Where: Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre, Gravenhurst Wharf
    Program: “Settlement Patterns & Migration Routes of Early Ontario Settlers”
    Presenter: Katharine Orr
    General public invited to attend. $2.00 admission for guests and memberships available. For further information call: Caroline Wood 705-385-973

  • August 21-24, 2014
    2014 Convention - German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE), Calgary, AB
    Where: Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Center.
    Program: The research room will be open beginning the evening of the 21st. Sessions on the 22nd - 24th will include presentations on the genealogy, culture and history of Germans who migrated through Poland, Volhynia, and surrounding areas. Information about SGGEE as an organization, a Convention registration form, and a detailed list of speakers and topics will be posted on the Convention link as plans are finalized. Links to registration with the hotel and a list of additional accommodations will also be made available.
    More info: website

  • August 22, 2014
    Symposium on Scottish Genealogy, Vaughan, ON
    Organizer: Scottish Special Interest Group of the Ontario Genealogy Society
    Location: Springhills Suites by Marriott in Vaughan
    Theme: Along with lectures and research opportunities, we will be hosting a marketplace. Speakers include: James Thomson: Basic Scottish Research; Linda Reid: Using DNA to Confirm or Deny; Genealogical Relationships; Ruth Blair: Scots-Irish Research; Christine Woodcock: Tracking Scots Emigrant Ancestors
    More: The AGM for the Scottish SIG will take place during the Symposium. Elections for the Executive will take place at this time. You are encouraged to join us and to offer your talents to support your SIG
    More info: Brochure/details
    NOTE: GlobalGenealogy.com will be exhibiting 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.

  • August 23, 2014 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    One World One Family Conference, Brampton, ON
    Organizer: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Location: 10062 Bramalea Rd., Brampton, Ont., which is on the northwest corner of Bramalea Rd. & Bovaird Dr.
    Theme: See official website. This events attracts about 350 attendees.
    Contact: email for more information about this event
    NOTE: GlobalGenealogy.com will be exhibiting 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. Exhibitors are not permitted to sell products at this venue.

  • Aug 28-30, 2014
    Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), San Antonio, Texas
    The Federation sponsors a national conference each year for genealogists of all levels of experience. Anyone with an interest in family history is invited and FGS conferences draw people from all over the U.S. and from other countries. The conferences spotlight: Genealogical lectures by nationally recognized speakers and regional experts. Exhibitors providing access to genealogical materials and supplies. "Focus on Societies" for organizational leadership training.
    Click here for details

September 2014
  • September 6, 2014 2 - 4 p.m
    Meeting - Simcoe Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Barrie, ON
    Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie
    Speaker: Rick Roberts, GlobalGenealogy.com
    Theme: Family Tree Maker Refresher - This talk will focus on recording sources and applying citations using Family Tree Maker sofware. Also an update on using the TreeSync feature and recording and displaying blended families. We will conclude with a Q&A session -- bring along your questions about using any FTM feature.
    Information: Simcoe Branch OGS website
    NOTE: GlobalGenealogy.com will be exhibiting 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

  • 6 September 2014 10 AM
    Meeting - London-Middlsex Branch OGS, London, ON
    Topic: "Middlesex Centre Archives" - Carol Small and Bev Hughes will speak about this exciting Archives established in Middlesex County in 2013 and what they plan to achieve.
    Where: Westmount Branch, London Public Library.
    NOTE - THIS IS A NEW TIME AND DAY FOR OUR MEETINGS.

  • September 8th 7:30
    Meeting - Leeds and Grenville Branch, Brockville, ON
    Program: Amy Whitehorn Mackie will tell the story of Mother Barnes who became known as the "Witch of Plum Hollow"
    Where: Brockville Museum located in downtown Brockville at the corner of Henry and Water Streets.

  • Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 7:00 pm
    Meeting: Essex County Branch, OGS
    Location: Windsor Public Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON
    Brief Info: A celebration of the Branch's 35th Anniversary. Various speakers will highlight the history of the Branch and displays will be presented. As well, the content of the Branch collection and resources will be outlined.
    Contact Info: essex@ogs.on.ca

  • Monday, September 8, 2014 TIME: 6:45 pm
    MEETING: Oxford Branch OGS
    LOCATION: Woodstock Public Library, 445 Hunter St., Woodstock
    TITLE OF TALK: Our Research Trip to Scotland
    NAME OF SPEAKER: Sylvia Mayberry & Carol Bossenberry
    BRIEF INFO: Sylvia & Carol will share some of their experiences while searching for their ancestors on a research trip to Scotland.
    CONTACT INFO: 519-421-1700 or www.oxford.ogs.on.ca

  • Date: Friday, September 12, 2014 7:00 PM
    Meeting: Kent Branch OGS
    Location: St. Andrew's Residence 99 Park St., Chatham, ON
    Title of Talk: Chatham-Kent Cemetery Project Update
    Name of Speaker: John Skakel
    Brief Info: Learn what has been happening with regards to the cemetery project, their website and even about cemetery dowsing. Open and free to the public. Everyone is welcome.
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/kent/

  • Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:30pm
    Meeting: Ottawa Branch OGS
    Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Room 115
    Title of talk: "Resources at the Leeds & Grenville Archives"
    Name of speaker: Patti Mordasewicz
    Brief info: Patti Mordasewicz will describe the vast resources available at the Leeds & Grenville Archives in Brockville. Patti is the Vice President of the Ontario Genealogical Society as well as the Chair of the Leeds & Grenville Branch of the OGS. This meeting will be simulcast for members who can't join us in person. To join the meeting, go to: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/ottawaogs
    Contact info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

  • Sunday, September 14, 2014 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Tour - PRIEST - PROPHET - PROFESSOR - PHYSICIAN LOYALIST DESCENDANTS IN BEECHWOOD CEMETERY, Ottawa
    In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada the Sir Guy Carleton Branch will conduct a tour of Beechwood Cemetery featuring the lives of some Loyalists and their descendants who are buried there. Light refreshments will be served after the tour.
    WHERE - Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa - meet in front of the main office
    To book your place on the tour please contact : carletonuel@hotmail.com

  • Date: Monday, September 15, 2014 7:00 p.m.
    Meeting: Sudbury Branch OGS
    Location: Parkside Ctr, Sudbury YMCA, 140 Durham St, Sudbury
    Title: Celebrating 35 Years!
    Speaker: None
    Brief Info: Help us celebrate 35 years as an OGS branch.
    Contact Info: http://ogs.on.ca/sudbury/

  • Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:00 pm
    Meeting: Hamilton Branch OGS
    Location: Lincoln Alexander School, 50 Ravenbury Dr. Library, Hamilton, ON
    Title of Talk: Using government documents to put flesh on your ancestors
    Name of Speaker: David Elliott
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/hamilton

  • September 19-21, 2014
    Annual Conference: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
    Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario.
    Theme: English family history; Immigration - British and Home Children; DNA and Genetic Genealogy
    Contact: www.bifhsgo.ca
    NOTE: GlobalGenealogy.com will be exhibiting 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

  • September 20th, 9:30am and 3:30pm
    NORFOLKLORE - Genealogy and History Bookfair, Simcoe, ON
    The Norfolk Historical Society is once again hosting the oldest genealogy fair in Ontario. NORFOLKLORE features exhibitors and book sellers from across southern Ontario who set up displays and sales tables to assist the avid family historian. It's a genealogy gold mine!
    Where: Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives, 109 Norfolk St. S. Simcoe, Ontario.

  • Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10 a.m.
    Meeting: Kingston Branch OGS
    Location: Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St., Kingston
    Title of Talk: In Search of Your Scottish Ancestors: Search Your Roots; Discover Your Heritage
    Name of Speaker: Christine Woodcock
    Contact Info: For more information, contact www.ogs.on.ca/kingston

  • Date: Saturday, September 20 (full day)
    Workshop: Toronto Branch OGS
    Location: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto
    Title: Using Legacy Family Tree Software
    Name of Speaker: Geoff Rasmussen
    Brief Info: A day-long workshop for beginner and intermediate users of Legacy Family Tree to help you get the most of the software in your family history research.
    Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/workshops

  • Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 1:00 pm
    Meeting: Quinte Branch OGS
    Location: Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Dr, Trenton, ON
    Title of Talk: Lennox & Addington Archives
    Name of Speaker: Shelley Respondek
    Contact Info: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/

  • Date: Monday, September 22 at 7:30 pm
    Meeting: Toronto Branch OGS
    Location: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto
    Title of Talk: The Widow Cathy Brown: Proving a Family Story
    Name of Speaker: Guylaine Petrin
    Brief Info: Archival records and oral history reveal the story of a strong woman who had to re-invent herself and fight two governments.
    Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org

  • September 23, 2014
    Bruce & Grey Branch OGS - General Meeting - 7:30 p.m.
    LDS Church, 490 2nd Ave. S.E. Owen Sound, ON.
    TOPIC: - FAMILY TREE DIFFERENCES
    Kathleen Szakall will discuss some of the benefits and differences of the major software programs such as Family Tree Maker, Legacy, Brother's Keeper, My Heritage, and Personal Ancestral File. Everyone is invited. Light refreshments served after the meeting.

  • Friday, September 26th - Sunday, September 28th, 2014
    Kelowna & District Genealogical Society Conference 2014, Kelowna, BC
    Program: "Harvest Your Family Tree"
    Western Canada's Largest Genealogy Conference!
    Visit the KDGS website for more information and Registration Forms or email: conference@kdgs.ca

  • September 28, 2014 2pm
    Meeting: Halton/Peel Branch OGS, Oakville, ON
    Location: Oakville Public Library, (second floor auditorium) 20 Navy St.
    Title of Talk: Designing an Efficient and Effective'Tracing Forward' Research Project
    Name of Speaker: Paul Jones, retired publisher and former Chair of the Toronto Branch of OGS
    Brief Info: This presentation will demonstrate the importance of designing a research plan that yields quick results when "tracing forward". Learn key guiding principles that will help you succeed in finding those "lost cousins" sooner rather than later.
    Contact Info: Michael Payne 905-877-7627, Jane Watt 905-828-8411, www.haltonpeel.ogs.on.ca

  • Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:00 pm
    Meeting: Brant County Branch, OGS
    Location: Brant County Branch Library, 118 Powerline Rd., Brantford
    Title of Talk: Sharon's Top Ten Tips in Genealogy
    Name of Speaker: Sharon Murphy
    Contact Info: For more information please phone 519-753-4140

  • September 30, 2014 6 pm
    MEETING: The Oxford Branch 35th Anniversary Celebration, Woodstock, ON
    LOCATION: South Gate Centre, 191 Old Wellington Street
    NAME OF SPEAKER: Carolyn Blackstock
    BRIEF INFO: Carolyn is a blogger, historian, genealogist and cook. She prepares a recipe and researches the families of some of the contributors of recipes and reports in her daily blog
    CONTACT INFO: 519-4421-1700 or www.oxford.ogs.on.ca

October 2014
  • October 4, 2014 2 - 4 pm
    Meeting - Simcoe County Branch OGS, Barrie, ON:
    LOCATION: Barrie Public Library, 60 Worsley St., Barrie, ON
    TOPIC: Breaking Down Brick Walls.
    Branch members will will be on hand to guide you with help in your area of research. The branch collection is located in the Robert Peacock Room.
    WEBSITE: www.simcoebogs.com

  • Date: October 8, 15, 22, 29 & November 5, 12, 19, 26 (2:00 to 4:00 pm)
    Course: Toronto Branch OGS
    Location: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto
    Title of Course: Basic Genealogy and Family History
    Name of Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara
    Brief Info: This 8-week course is designed for those just beginning their family history research or looking to upgrade basic research skills - learn to "think like a genealogist".
    Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses

  • Date: Friday, October 10, 2014 7:00 PM
    Meeting: Kent Branch, OGS
    Location: St. Andrew's Residence 99 Park St., Chatham, ON
    Title of Talk: All Aboard!!
    Presented by: The Chatham Railway Museum
    Brief Info: Take a trip back in time as we explore the history of the railway in Kent County and its impact on local families. Everyone is welcome.
    Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/kent/

  • Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:00 pm
    Meeting: Essex County Branch, OGS
    Location: Windsor Public Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON
    Title of Talk: Evidence and Proof in Genealogical Research
    Name of Speaker: Kathryn Lake Hogan (PLCGS)
    Contact Info: essex@ogs.on.ca

  • 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

  • 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
    Title of Talk: War of 1812
    Name of Speaker: Maj. John R. Grodzinski
    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/

  • 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.

  • 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

November 2014
  • 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: Various
    Brief Info: A day-long workshop for family historians on the social, economic and cultural effects of England's Industrial Revolutions.
    Contact Info: http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/workshops

  • Date: 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: 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

  • 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.

  • 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/

  • 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/

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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/

January 2015
  • 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
  • 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

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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