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.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
IRISH GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: FOCUS ON ULSTER
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. We asked for topics that attendees would be interested in and received these suggestions:
- How to research early records, pre-1800s and early to mid-1800s;
- Pre-Famine emigration from Ulster to North America;
- Scots-Irish settlement patterns in Ireland;
- The Ulster Covenant and the parallel declaration of 1912;
- World War I soldiers from Ulster and the impact on that region;
- Irish records sources in the GTA and on-line; and
- One place studies and family histories.
We are 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.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
ATLANTIC CANADA GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 17, 2015
Toronto Branch OGS and the Canadian Department of the North York Central Library will be co-sponsoring a one-day workshop on Atlantic Canada genealogy on October 17.
The keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. Terrence M. Punch of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
We are now looking for other speakers who would like to be part of this workshop. There are a number of topics we could cover and we have identified some of them in the Call for Speakers. The deadline for submission of proposals is SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015.
To download the Call for Speakers, go to: Call for Speakers Atlantic Canada Genealogy.