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Speakers & instructors wanted

Do you have expertise to share? We are always looking for lecturers and course instructors to speak on any aspect of genealogical or historical research, and on techniques and technology to organize or share research results. Our courses, workshops, and meetings are held in various locations in Toronto. Speakers and instructors receive an honorarium and modest travel expenses.

Specific requests for speakers are noted below, but we’re very interested in hearing other ideas, too. Please contact the Education Committee with your idea or proposal for a lecture, course or workshop.


SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

Toronto Branch OGS and the Canadian Department of the North York Central Library will be co-sponsoring a one-day workshop on Irish genealogy with a special focus on the historic province of Ulster.

Two excellent speakers – William Roulston and Chris Paton – have already accepted our invitation to lead the workshop. Both speakers have extensive experience in researching the history and genealogy of the people of Ulster.

We have a number of possible topics we could cover and we are now looking for other speakers who would like to be part of this workshop. The deadline for submission of proposals is SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015.

To download the Call for Speakers, go to: Call for Speakers Irish Genealogy Workshop Sept 2015.


As a possible attendee at this workshop, what would you like to learn about? For example, are you interested in Ulster genealogy before the Great Famine in the 1840s or are your interests more focused on the 19th century? Do you want to know more about the land records before and after 1922? Are you curious about the religious divisions in Ulster that began in the 17th century?

Please read the Call for Speakers to see what topics we have highlighted and send us your comments by email to: BY SATURDAY APRIL 4, 2015. Use the subject line “Irish workshop”. Your comments will be summarized on this page.