Calendar

Apr
2
Tue
Genealogy Drop-In @ Ottawa Public Library
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop in anywhere from 2-4pm to work on your family tree, share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research. Specialists from OPL and the Ontario Genealogical Society will be here to answer questions & help you get the most from library resources.  Bring your laptop, or tablet too! All Welcome; Come join us!

Apr
3
Wed
Local History Road Show @ Brant County Ogs
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Local History Road Show

Hosted by Gary Jermy and Brant County Public Library

featuring 6 guest speakers giving Lightning Lectures on an Historical Topics

Apr
5
Fri
Gene-O-Rama, Ottawa @ Confederation Education Centre
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ottawa Branch, Ontario Ancestors Presents the 34th GENE-O-RAMA, April 5-6

Speakers:

Megan Butcher is currently the Chief of Orientation and Genealogy at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Hailing from southern Ontario, where her British ancestors landed in the 1850s, she moved to Ottawa in 2001. She started her LAC career as a Reference Librarian in 2011, and has remained dedicated to offering quality service to Canadians since then.

Leanne Cooper is a federal public servant who has worked at CIDA, Global Affairs Canada, and now Parks Canada. She’s glad she likes her job, because it sure does cut into genealogy time! Her roots are mostly in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, with English (and a few Scottish) ancestors. She is an active member of BIFHSGO and blogs at leannecoopergenealogy.ca

Ron Dale grew up in the Ottawa Valley where he became fascinated by Canadian military history and his Irish heritage, resulting in concentrating his university studies on North American and Aboriginal military history. Ron had a long career with Parks Canada as an historian. He continues to study the records of Irish settlement of the Ottawa Valley and County Derry from whence many of these settlers came. Ron has published histories of the War of 1812, the French and Indian War, and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Sadie de Finney has a long-standing passion for the Celtic nations and never tires of learning about Celtic history and folklore — and about Scotland and Ireland in particular. She has more recently parlayed her research skills into the enthusiastic exploration of genealogy and family history. Sadie holds an International Masters in Business Administration with a specialty in cross-cultural communication, and is also an Autism Spectrum advocate.

Ken McKinlay’s foray into his family tree research started with three simple family stories that he wanted to confirm or refute. He has now been researching his family tree for over 18 years. Ken has given talks for several branches of OGS, BIFHSGO and the Ottawa Public Library. His talks generally focus on methodologies and providing the skills needed to help solve those brick wall problems.

Mary Munk works in the Public Services Branch at LAC, where she has been a Genealogy Consultant since 1985. She has also pursued genealogical research for various family branches, delving into Canadian, German, Estonian, English and Portuguese resources.

Shirley-Ann Pyefinch has served as the Family History Centre (FHC) Director for the Ottawa Ontario Stake FHC since 2005. She has spoken at various family history conferences and genealogical societies throughout Ontario. Shirley-Ann has over 40 years experience in tracing her own family history and loves helping others do the same.

Lisa Tremblay-Goodyer the grand-daughter of British and Italian immigrants, was born and raised in Quebec City. She started her career at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) 13 years ago as an archivist, and is currently the Director of LAC’s Reference Services, which includes the Genealogy section.

Glenn Wright had a 30 year public service career employed as an archivist, historical research officer and , for many years, assistant historian with the RCMP. Now retired, he is a frequent speaker at family history and genealogical events throughout Ontario, with a special interest in Canadians who served in the Great War. Glenn has also been associated with TV programs such as “Who Do You Think You Are?”, “Ancestors in the Attic”, and “Engraved on a Nation”.; he served as President of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 2010-2014.

Apr
6
Sat
Gene-O-Rama, Ottawa @ Confederation Education Centre
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Ottawa Branch, Ontario Ancestors Presents the 34th GENE-O-RAMA, April 5-6

Speakers:

Megan Butcher is currently the Chief of Orientation and Genealogy at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Hailing from southern Ontario, where her British ancestors landed in the 1850s, she moved to Ottawa in 2001. She started her LAC career as a Reference Librarian in 2011, and has remained dedicated to offering quality service to Canadians since then.

Leanne Cooper is a federal public servant who has worked at CIDA, Global Affairs Canada, and now Parks Canada. She’s glad she likes her job, because it sure does cut into genealogy time! Her roots are mostly in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, with English (and a few Scottish) ancestors. She is an active member of BIFHSGO and blogs at leannecoopergenealogy.ca

Ron Dale grew up in the Ottawa Valley where he became fascinated by Canadian military history and his Irish heritage, resulting in concentrating his university studies on North American and Aboriginal military history. Ron had a long career with Parks Canada as an historian. He continues to study the records of Irish settlement of the Ottawa Valley and County Derry from whence many of these settlers came. Ron has published histories of the War of 1812, the French and Indian War, and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Sadie de Finney has a long-standing passion for the Celtic nations and never tires of learning about Celtic history and folklore — and about Scotland and Ireland in particular. She has more recently parlayed her research skills into the enthusiastic exploration of genealogy and family history. Sadie holds an International Masters in Business Administration with a specialty in cross-cultural communication, and is also an Autism Spectrum advocate.

Ken McKinlay’s foray into his family tree research started with three simple family stories that he wanted to confirm or refute. He has now been researching his family tree for over 18 years. Ken has given talks for several branches of OGS, BIFHSGO and the Ottawa Public Library. His talks generally focus on methodologies and providing the skills needed to help solve those brick wall problems.

Mary Munk works in the Public Services Branch at LAC, where she has been a Genealogy Consultant since 1985. She has also pursued genealogical research for various family branches, delving into Canadian, German, Estonian, English and Portuguese resources.

Shirley-Ann Pyefinch has served as the Family History Centre (FHC) Director for the Ottawa Ontario Stake FHC since 2005. She has spoken at various family history conferences and genealogical societies throughout Ontario. Shirley-Ann has over 40 years experience in tracing her own family history and loves helping others do the same.

Lisa Tremblay-Goodyer the grand-daughter of British and Italian immigrants, was born and raised in Quebec City. She started her career at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) 13 years ago as an archivist, and is currently the Director of LAC’s Reference Services, which includes the Genealogy section.

Glenn Wright had a 30 year public service career employed as an archivist, historical research officer and , for many years, assistant historian with the RCMP. Now retired, he is a frequent speaker at family history and genealogical events throughout Ontario, with a special interest in Canadians who served in the Great War. Glenn has also been associated with TV programs such as “Who Do You Think You Are?”, “Ancestors in the Attic”, and “Engraved on a Nation”.; he served as President of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 2010-2014.

Spring Workshop
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

All day Workshop 10am to 3pm

Cost is $40.00

Making Good Use of Documents

Guest Speaker Alan Campbell

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 Organizing our Ancestral Photos

Guest Speaker Paul Barber

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Steps on how to register and pay:

  1. To sign up you must email brantevents@ogs.on.ca with the name(s) of who is planning on attending and what method of payment example paypal, credit card or at the door or call our Resource Centre 519-753-4140

  2. To pay by paypal or credit card use the icon below:                                                           

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The Irish Immigrants Tale @ LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Linda Corupe

Topic: The Irish Immigrants Tale

Apr
8
Mon
April 2019 Meeting @ Brockville Museum
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On Monday, April 8th at 7:30 pm, the Leeds & Grenville Branch of Ontario Ancestors (The Ontario Genealogical Society) will learn about
The Family History Reno Project (the easy do-over) from speaker Bob Dawes.

If you’ve ever wanted to clean up your family history file, this is the easy way to approach it. Normally, a Do Over involves re-entering all of your family information from scratch while this approach allows you to continue using your file for research while cleaning it up. It also allows you to take advantage of everything you’ve learned over the years as well as new resources and tools.

Bob Dawes is a past chair of Quinte Branch and currently
responsible for their database and computer maintenance. Bob and his wife, Barbara, have traveled extensively throughout North America and the United Kingdom in search of their ancestors and enjoy using technology to enhance their research.

Apr
9
Tue
Lambton April 9 2019 @ Lambton branch event
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Using Census and Wills to Reconstitute Families by Sheila Hewett 

Apr
12
Fri
Ask a Family Historian @ McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ask a Family Historian

Held at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre at 7:00 P.M.

Parking is available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham.

Open and free to the public or watch the recording via our YouTube Channel. Full details at https://kent.ogs.on.ca/

Apr
16
Tue
Genealogy Drop-In @ Ottawa Public Library
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop in anywhere from 2-4pm to work on your family tree, share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research. Specialists from OPL and the Ontario Genealogical Society will be here to answer questions & help you get the most from library resources.  Bring your laptop, or tablet too! All Welcome; Come join us!