Call for Speakers: The Ontario Ancestors’ 2024 Webinar Series  

Ontario Ancestors is currently accepting proposals for our monthly 2024 Webinar Series. Our live, members-only webinars will take place on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm ET using the Zoom platform.  

Topics of Interest 

 We invite proposals on a wide range of topics, but for your information, the top subjects from our recent 2024 Webinar Topic Survey are: 

  1. Methods and Tools for Research – Where to Research – Archives, Digital Collections, Municipalities, Public Libraries, Universities, Organizing & Storing Digital & Physical Records, Research Methodology & Procedures (proof standards, citation, copyright…), DNA/Genetic Genealogy – Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced, Research Planning/Execution – effective & efficient 
  2. Preserving and Communicating Our Family History – Writing/Publishing Your Family History, Preserving Family Heirlooms & Photographs, Personal Legacy & Genealogy Will, Contributing to Your Genealogy Community (indexing, transcribing, donating, volunteering, mentoring, researching), Writing/Publishing Using Digital Media – Blogs, Social Media, Websites
  3. Records for Research – Land Records (Ontario & Canada), County-specific Research Resources, Immigration Records, Newspapers, Cemeteries, Religious Records
  4. Researching Ethnic, Religious and Cultural Communities – Protestant Ancestors, Female Ancestors / Women’s History, Catholic Ancestors, Quaker Ancestors, Indigenous Ancestors

We are also looking for topics on intermediate to advanced levels. Selected speakers need to be prepared to provide Ontario and/or Canadian-specific examples in their presentations as applicable.  

Speakers may submit up to 3 proposals for consideration.  All submissions will be reviewed but only those who are chosen will be contacted by October 24, 2023. All other submissions will be retained and reviewed throughout the year for potential series, mini-conferences, or special topic webinars in the future. 

If you have any questions, please contact: Kim Barnsdale at [email protected] 


To submit your proposal please follow this link: 


October 2, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET 


Those chosen speakers will receive an honorarium for their webinar presentation.

About the Ontario Genealogical Society

The Ontario Genealogical Society, founded in 1961, is the leading society in all aspects of Ontario-related family history research, preservation, and communication. Our mission is to encourage, bring together, and assist those interested in the pursuit of family history and to preserve our Ontario genealogical heritage. The Ontario Genealogical Society is the largest genealogical society in Canada. Visit us at

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a webinar presenter in 2024