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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.



Toronto Branch OGS and the Canadiana Department of the North York Central LIbrary will be co-sponsoring a one-day workshop on genetic genealogy and its uses in family history research. We are looking for speakers who would like to be part of this workshop. The deadline for submission of proposals is SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015.

The workshop will deal with the main types of DNA testing that are used by genealogists as well as how the results from genetic testing are used in conducting or supporting genealogical research. Beyond this broad framework, the scope of the workshop sessions is not yet firmly established.

To download the Call for Speakers, go to: Call for Speakers Genetic Genealogy Workshop June 2015.


As an attendee, what would you like to learn about? For example: What are the pros and cons of the various DNA tests and testing companies? How do you interpret the DNA test results when you receive them? What are good examples of how genealogists have used DNA test results to resolve problems in family history? Are you more interested in basic information about genetic genealogy or would you like a more advanced analysis of the topic?

If you are a regular speaker on genetic genealogy, we’d also like your thoughts on what topics would work well together and where you’ve noticed gaps in your audience’s knowledge.

Please send us your comments by email to: BY SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015. Use the subject line “Genetic Genealogy Workshop.” Your comments will be summarized and added to this page.