Thursday, September 1, 2011

De-Mystifying Lineage Societies

The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and the Sir Guy Carleton Branch of the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada are pleased to offer a one-day workshop on De-Mystifying Lineage Societies.

This workshop will provide some history on lineage societies, as well as discussion of the resources, hints and techniques for completing successful applications along with an opportunity for research with local experts.

Societies highlighted will be the Mayflower Society, Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution, United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada and the Ontario Genealogical Society Heritage Societies.

It will be held on the 29 Oct 2011 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the City of Ottawa Central Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.

Following the presentations, registrants will be able to research in the City Archives Reference Room.

The presentations will be made by -

De-Mystifying Lineage Societies: Mike More and Dorothy Meyerhof

Researching in Military Records: Glenn Wright

Using Ancestry: Lesley Anderson

The cost will be $30.00 per person, and payment must accompany registration form.

Registration is limited, and the Deadline for Registration: 21 October 2011

Please make cheques payable to “OTTAWA BRANCH, OGS”

For registration form, please go to, or contact the OGS at

English Family History Workshop

The English Family History workshop will be co-sponsored by the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library, and will be held Saturday 5 November 2011.

It will feature speakers John D. Reid, a blooger at, and Lesley Anderson at both are from the Ottawa area. Paul Jones, Jane E. MacNamara and Linda Reid are from Toronto, and will join them in presenting the workshop.

Find out from the experts how to make the most of parish, probate and manorial records, how to track your English ancestors through newspapers, directories and gazetteers and how to use Canadian and British records together to put the puzzle pieces in place.

The early bird registration deadline is 14 October 2011 and OGS members enjoy special rates.

For program and registration details, see