Welcome to the Niagara
Peninsula and the 2014 OGS Annual Conference website!
The Annual Conference will be held at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario from May 1 to May 4, 2014.
This year's theme, "Genealogy Without Borders," is based on the simple idea that genealogical research can be done almost without ever having to leave your home. Whether you're looking for a headstone picture in England or a 1921 Canadian Census data image, the Internet provides access to thousands of documents to thousands of people. More recently, there has been an explosion in the use of social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, to connect family researchers to both sources of information and family members - around the globe.
"Genealogy Without Borders" is genealogy research that does not require a passport!
The Niagara Peninsula Region
The Niagara Region is framed by Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and the Niagara River and is home to approximately 427,000 residents. The Region is well known for its wineries and Niagara Falls tourist attractions - but more importantly to OGS members - is the Region's historical significance to the War of 1812, the Welland Canal and the Underground Railroad.