Our June Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday 22 June starting at 7:30 pm at the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street in Toronto (convenient access from the North York Centre subway station).
Popular Toronto Branch instructor James F.S. Thomson will be our featured speaker at the June meeting. In his presentation on Recent Developments in British and Irish Research, he will update us on some intriguing recently-released resources that promise to be of interest to family and local historians alike.
Be sure to drop by our information tables during our mid-meeting break to find out about Branch courses, workshops and other activities, as well as new volunteer opportunities. After the break, enjoy a short presentation by Branch member Patricia Blackstock on 1837 Rebellion – York Region.
We will be live-streaming our June meeting for those who are unable to attend in person. For instructions on how to connect to our live feed, visit our Live Meeting Stream page. We hope you’ll be able to join us – either in person or on-line.
Please note that there will be no Branch meetings in July and August, but regular monthly meetings will resume in September.
The Ontario Genealogical Society’s 2015 Conference in Barrie has now drawn to a successful close, but the countdown to next year’s Conference is just beginning. OGS Conference 2016 will draw hundreds of family historians to… Toronto!
The 2016 theme is “Genealogy on the Cutting Edge“, and has been selected to inspire excitement among attendees, speakers and exhibitors alike. The goal is to offer a fresh and original program that will showcase the latest developments and discoveries in family history research — from records, repositories and databases to methodology and technology. Two internationally acclaimed genealogy experts have already confirmed that they will be speaking at Conference 2016. “The Legal Genealogist” Judy G. Russell and genetic genealogist CeCe Moore will both be making their debut appearances in Ontario. If you are a potential speaker, please note that the Conference Committee is now inviting proposals for presentations. See the full Call for Presentations for further details.
Conference 2016 will take place from June 3 to 5 at Toronto’s International Plaza Hotel, which is convenient to major highways, the airport and public transit. It’s compact, yet with all the public spaces needed for plenary sessions, a wide array of concurrent lectures, the annual banquet and an extensive exhibitor marketplace.
Be sure to mark your calendar now, and stay tuned for more exciting announcements about what’s in store for you at Conference 2016! Sign up below for Conference updates delivered directly to your inbox.