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See you at OGS Conference?

Time flies! The annual Conference of our parent organization, the Ontario Genealogical Society, is now just days away!

Conference 2014 is being hosted by the Niagara Peninsula Branch of OGS, and is taking place at Brock University in St. Catharines from May 1 to 4. This year’s theme is “Genealogy Without Borders” — in recognition of the way the Internet and social media are making it easier for family history researchers to connect to resources and relatives throughout the world. The Niagara Region is well known, not only for its wineries and Falls, but also for its historical significance in the War of 1812, the Welland Canal and the Underground Railroad. Several local tours will be available.

Attendees can register for individual days or the full weekend, and can choose from a range of pre-event workshops as well as numerous concurrent weekend sessions, some of which will be live-streamed for the first time. The Conference 2014 instructor roster includes family history experts from across Ontario, as well as from British Columbia, the United States, England and Scotland  — and, we’re pleased to report, an impressive number of them have connections to Toronto Branch. As usual, there will also be a spacious Marketplace at the Conference, with displays by the OGS and its branches, genealogical and historical organizations, and commercial vendors.

We’re looking forward to Conference 2014… will you be there too? If so, please stop by the Toronto Branch table and say hello!

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Jun
22
Mon
7:30 pm Recent Developments in British a...
Recent Developments in British a...
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: James F.S. Thomson: Recent Developments in British and Irish Research  This presentation offers an overview of some exciting recently-released resources for British and Irish research. In addition to resources of direct and substantial genealogical interest,[...]
Oct
26
Mon
7:30 pm Putting Your Family Tree Online:...
Putting Your Family Tree Online:...
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Marian Press: Putting Your Family Tree Online: What Choice Should You Make? There are now many choices for how to put your family information online for others to find, well beyond what was available[...]
Nov
23
Mon
7:30 pm Great Moments in Genealogy
Great Moments in Genealogy
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Members’ five-minute presentations on “great moments” in their genealogy research Douglas Hill: Finding A “Secret” Cousin Joan Beckley: Wearable Genealogy BC Holmes:  My Grandfather’s Research Was Too Large For the Shelf Stephen Low: Tracing in Both Directions Sheelagh[...]

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Courses starting & Workshops

Jun
6
Sat
9:30 am Genetic Genealogy
Genetic Genealogy
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:45 pm
Genetic Genealogy @ North York Central Library Auditorium | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
A FULL DAY WORKSHOP Are you wondering what genetic genealogy is all about? Or have you already had some DNA tests done for yourself and your relatives but don’t know what the results mean? Do[...]
Jun
7
Sun
5:30 pm Genealogy Summer Camp
Genealogy Summer Camp
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm
Genealogy Summer Camp @ Various Toronto libraries and archives
Designed mainly for out-of-town family historians with Ontario roots, this unique program takes researchers to different archives and libraries each day. We’ve also welcomed lots of locals as “daycampers”. Each day starts with a tutorial[...]

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Other Events

Sep
18
Fri
3:00 pm Scottish Family History Lecture
Scottish Family History Lecture
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make a note in your calendar to come to an entertaining and informative lecture on Scottish family history by Chris Paton, a well-known professional genealogist living in Scotland. The lecture will present his research into the hardships endured[...]
Jun
3
Fri
all-day OGS Conference 2016
OGS Conference 2016
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day
OGS Conference 2016 @ International Plaza Hotel | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Toronto Branch will welcome hundreds of family historians to the largest genealogical conference in Canada. The event will be based at the International Plaza Hotel and conference centre, close to Pearson International Airport, Highway 401,[...]

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Did you know?

That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 600 members? That members get a discount on publications, and course and workshop registration fees? And that Toronto Branch belongs to the Federation of Genealogical Societies, which means our members can also subscribe to findmypast.com and purchase Dell computer products at special rates?