25 March 2015

GENE-O-RAMA 2015 27-28 march

Ottawa Branch
 Ontario Genealogical Society
Presents the 31st
27-28, 2015
Confederation Education Centre 1645 Woodroffe Avenue Ottawa, Ontario (map)
(Corner of Hunt Club & Woodroffe)

On-line registration has closed but you can still pay at the door.

On Friday evening, Johanna Smith,  the Director General of the Services Branch at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will talk about LAC’s direction under the new Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Guy Berthiaume, and provide an update on a range of LAC’s ongoing work of interest to genealogists, including the major project to digitize First World War records, collaboration with Ancestry.ca, and other initiatives that support family history research.  Johanna also will talk about LAC’s work to renew its library database system, renovation of public spaces at 395 Wellington Street, new public exhibitions opening in Ottawa, and the work that LAC is doing in areas such as collection acquisition, preservation, access, and collaboration.

That will be followed by Janice Nickerson and the Pat Horan Memorial Lecture: Castlecomer to Montague: A Case Study in Irish Protestant Immigration to Upper Canada

20 March 2015

News from Conference 2015 - Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

NEWS FLASH:  Tour information has now been posted on the conference website (www.ogs.on.ca/conference).  We invite you to check it out and see if they are of interest to you.  If you have already registered for the Conference, you will be getting an email about how to add tours to your registration.
NEWS FLASH TWO: Due to the delay in finalizing the tours, we have extended the Early Bird deadline to April 10thThe Conference Committee also felt that the late departure of Winter from most of Canada had prevented many people from thinking about travelling, and for those who have managed a winter escape, we offer the opportunity to focus on their spring upon their return.  If you have friends or colleagues who were hesitating, please tell them that they can still join us in Barrie by visiting the website and registering for Conference.

If you can help us publicize the conference we would really appreciate it.  We have a one-page poster, and one-page (double-sided) flyer, and an invitation to Join Us which we would be happy to send you electronically.  If you could post even one of them at your local Library, Seniors’ Center or other gathering place where people who have an interest in family history might hang out, we can reach a new audience and hopefully get them interested in our genealogy hobby.  If you want to receive any of these items, please send an email to conference@ogs.on.ca and we’ll be happy to supply them.

13 March 2015

Come North to OGS Conference 2015 and save money

If you live south of the border and are researching your roots in Ontario (Canada West or Upper Canada), this is a great time to come to OGS Conference 2015. The weather will be great by the end of May but, more importantly, the American dollar is worth more; it’s currently about $1.25 Canadian. Think of how much you will save while learning more about the hobby that we all enjoy.

OGS Conference 2015, Tracks through Time, will be held at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to 31, 2015. Early-bird registration continues until the end of March. Accommodation remains available at either the Georgian College Barrie Residence or the Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre. More information on Conference 2015 as well as on-line registration, can be found at http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/

02 March 2015

OGS You Tube Channel

OGS Conference 2015

Check out the OGS You Tube Channel to see all the Conference 2015 speaker interviews. Once you have viewed these videos don't forget to sign up for the Conferences.



Ottawa Branch

 Ontario Genealogical Society
Presents the 31st

March 27-28, 2015

Confederation Education Centre 1645 Woodroffe Avenue Ottawa, Ontario (map)

(Corner of Hunt Club & Woodroffe)

01 March 2015

OGS Conference 2015 Speakers

If you go to the Conference website at http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/, you will find interviews with several of the Conference speakers.

24 February 2015

Saturday 28 Feb 2015

Genealogy: Back to Basics - Are you a "Trust Me" Genealogist?

When: Sat, 28 February, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Where: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115)

Welcome to Genealogy: Back To Basics! Genealogy B2B is a short lecture on a genealogical topic, followed by a Question and Answer session with Ottawa Branch members. If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us! This month's topic is "Are you a 'Trust Me' Genealogist?" with Heather Oakley, who will be discussing the importance of sources.

*Coffee and tea will be available throughout the morning.

Ottawa Branch Presentation - The First World War Beyond the Western Front

When: Sat, 28 February, 1pm – 3pm
Where: City of Ottawa Archives, Room 115

The First World War was truly a global war with a great deal of fighting outside of France. British Empire soldiers were involved in all theatres, along with many other nations. Mike More will provide a summary of the various fighting fronts.

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/