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

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

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

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

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

  • Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
    Annual General Meeting - Kingston and District Branch, United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Kingston, ON
    Where: at St. Paul's Church Hall, corner of Montreal and Queen Streets, Kingston.
    Program: Speaker will be Jean Rae Baxter UE, whose most recent historical novel, The White Oneida, was inspired by events in the life of Joseph Brant, a notable Loyalist. Visitors are always welcome. You may wish to join us for a sandwich and squares lunch in the church hall before the meeting, from 11:30 am for noon lunch. Cost is just $3.50.
    For further information, please call Carol at 613-546-2256.

  • 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: Topic World War One. The Speaker is Vince Ball from the Brantford Expositor Place
    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..
    Program: see advertising poster

    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

  • Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 - 1930h (7:30pm)
    Monthly Meeting - Ukrainian Genealogy Group National Capital Region, Ottawa
    The Monthly meeting will Feature: On Participating in Alberta Community Projects by Janis Pelletier
    Where: St John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall, 952 Green Valley Crescent, off Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
    Contact: website; eMail: uggncr1@gmail.com; Phone: (613) 731-1870 (evenings)

December 2014
  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 Time: 10:00 am
    Meeting: London & Middlesex County Branch OGS
    Location: Westmount Branch, London Public Library
    Title: "My Favorite Utilities for Using My Computer & the Internet "
    Speaker: Branch Members.
    Brief Info: Members speak of programs that really help their family history hobby. A great way to discover aids to make using your computer easier. Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/londonmiddlesex/

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2015
  • Saturday, January 3, 2015 Time: 10:00 am
    Meeting: London & Middlesex County Branch OGS
    Location: Westmount Branch, London Public Library Speaker:
    Title: To Be Determined
    Speaker: To Be Determined
    Brief Info: Not a meeting, but an event for those who need a dose of Family History after Christmas.
    Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/londonmiddlesex/



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

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

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

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

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

  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 Time: 10:00 am
    Meeting: London & Middlesex County Branch OGS
    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/

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

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

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

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

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

March 2015
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 Time: 10:00 am
    Meeting: London & Middlesex County Branch OGS
    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/

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

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

April 2015
  • 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
  • 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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