Category: OGS Blog

Durham Day of Learning – Deadline Extended

S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d Out Deadline for Lunch at Durham Region Branch’s “Day of Learning” Nancy Trimble, Chair, Durham Region Branch Originally, we stated that lunch would be included with your registration if you registered by June 8th,…

What New Genealogical Strategy or Resource Came Home With You From The 2018 OGS Conference?

Professor Jonathon Vance’s presentation “Who Was the Canadian Soldier of the First World War?” definitely opened my eyes as to the information that might not be trustworthy in the soldiers’ records found in the Canadian…

#IamNextGen: The Next Generation of Genealogists

This guest post was written by Becky Zoglmann, a member of NextGen. The focus of The NextGen Genealogy Network is to foster the next generation’s interest in genealogy. We are a U.S based 501(c)(3) charitable…

Getting the Most Out of Attendance at the 2018 Ontario Genealogical Society Conference at Guelph

Having attended a number of Ontario Genealogical Society Conferences over the years I offer the following suggestions to participants as a way to get the most out of the 2018 Conference. Before You Go –…

Famine Irish and Forced Migration: An Early Canadian Refugee Crisis

  Famine Irish and Forced Migration: An Early Canadian Refugee Crisis Dates and Locations: May 22-23, 2018 at Archives of Ontario; St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto (May 22); Ireland Park and Dr. George Grasett…

The Value in Genealogical Road Trips

My most recent genealogical road trip was to the Kitchener Central Library for their 6th annual Genealogy Fair. I enjoyed listening to Mags Gaulden’s plenary address, The Power of Genetic Genealogy. The excitement that she…

Preparing for a Day of Research at the Archives of Ontario

Preparing for a Day of Research at the Archives of Ontario On Thursday, April 5, I had the distinct pleasure of being part of Genealogy Day at the Archives of Ontario which was co-hosted by…

Deadline for Awards and Essays Extended for 2018!

The Awards Committee has extended the deadline for applications for OGS Awards and student Essay Competitions until Monday, April 9th.  There’s still time to apply!

Are Published Genealogical Queries Effective?

In the past month I have had two “printed” queries published. One was published in the Irish SIG newsletter, the other was printed in Families. Both of them received responses. Did I get exactly what…

Starting Your Genealogical Research

Starting Your Genealogical Research Where do I start? That could be the question that a new researcher might ask. Actually it is my question when I am asked to give a presentation to new researchers.…