Category: OGS Blog

Conference 2019 – Call for Speakers

The Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) annual conference in 2019 will be held at the London Convention Center. The Board of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) are delighted to announce that the 2019 annual conference will…

Private Ralph Louis Ackerman- Finding Living Relatives

Winding down from my time on the Board of The Ontario Genealogical Society hasn’t meant relaxing and sipping drinks on the back deck. Research is now occupying my time more. A contact made with Lambton…

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

#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 –…

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…

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.…

Registration Now Open for Genealogy Day at the Archives

You can now register for Genealogy Day at the Archives, an event hosted jointly by The Ontario Genealogical Society and the Archives of Ontario on Thursday, April 5th.  The event will take place at the…