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Dianna Fulton, Director-at-Large

Dianna has been a long-time volunteer with the Niagara Branch and has served as the Board-Branch Liaison. She is chair of the British Home Child SIG (Special Interest Group), co-chair for the 2019 Conference, and…

Patti Mordasewicz, Past President

Patti has been a member of the Board since 2012, first as a member at large, then Vice-President from 2014-2016, and President from 2016-2018.  Patti brings broad understanding of the challenges that continue to face…

Anne Currie-O’Brien, Corporate Secretary

Anne was employed by IBM Canada Ltd., for 33 years, the last half of her career as a Business Process Re-Engineering Analyst, where responsibilities included re-engineering and documenting IBM’s administrative, accounting and financial processes. This involved facilitating cross-functional teams to define business processes, focusing on…

Ray Wright, Vice-President, Finance

Elected Vice-President Finance in 2017, Ray was educated as a Chartered Accountant and has many years of corporate experience and small business consulting in a wide variety of businesses and geographic locations. He is the treasurer of a…

Heidi Deschenes, Vice President

Heidi has served The Society as a Director-at-Large since 2015, and was elected Vice-President of the Society in June 2018. Heidi holds an MBA degree and was employed in the banking industry primarily in the area…

Join our January Webinar with Thomas MacEntee

Our lead-off webinar presenter is no stranger to OGS webinar attendees and genealogists worldwide, always delivering an excellent presentation.  January’s webinar by renowned genealogist Thomas MacEntee is entitled “Turning Genealogy Clues into Genealogy To Do’s”. …

Finding Religious Records for Your Ancestor

Researchers have enjoyed access to vital statistics records for the Province of Ontario via microfilm, the familysearch.org website and the Ancestry.ca website: Familysearch.org The 1869-1912 births, 1869-1927 marriages and 1869-1937 deaths are available on the…

Did You Use All of the Information in the Documents? – The Rest of the Story

As promised here is the rest of the story about Gordon Frederick’s second wife, Edith or Elizabeth (Ripley) Dosenberg. The marriage registration for Edith and John Dosenberger arrived in my mailbox a few hours after…

Holiday Hours – Re-opening January 2

  Please note that our dedicated staff and our volunteers will be taking a break during the holiday season. Our office will be closing on the afternoon of December 21, and re-opening on January 2nd. …

Gift Certificates Available Here!

  Are you looking for a gift for the family history enthusiast in your family? You might look at a book in our MarketPlace, but what if you don’t know what to get them? Why…