Showing posts with label 2012 Region VIII Genealogy Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2012 Region VIII Genealogy Day. Show all posts

Thursday, December 8, 2011

2012 Will Be a Banner Year for Canada!

There was a symbolic striking of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa this week at the Royal Canadian Mint.

The medal will be created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. Sixty-thousand deserving Canadians will be recognized, and Canada Post will issue a number of stamps in her honour.

It got me thinking about other anniversaries which will be celebrated in Canada during 2012, and some of them are -

The Sinking of the Titanic Many of the victims are buried in Halifax. There will be a set of stamps issued by Canada Post to commemorate Canada's role in the sinking of the Titanic one hundred years ago.

The 150th Anniversary of the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Regiment Their motto is "HONOURING THE PAST - PROTECTING THE FUTURE"

City of Victoria, 150th Anniversary Celebrating one of Canada's major cities and cultural centres.

Town of Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador, 250th Anniversary Commemorating the landing of the English in Torbay in 1762.

Vimy Ridge 2012 95th Anniversary Commemoration There will be a list of events posted as April 9th gets closer.

Do you know of other anniversaries that will take place in 2012? If so, please post a comment, or send me a note with the details, and I will be glad to post them.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Call for Papers

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society have issued a call for speakers to take part in a one-day Branch workshop on Finding Your Great War Ancestors, to be held in Toronto on 31 March 2012. It will be co-hosted by the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library.

To read about the Call for Papers, please go to

The deadline for proposals is 18 September 2011

To submit your proposal, please contact the workshop coordinator, Paul Jones, at

Monday, July 18, 2011

Gene-O-Rama 2012 Cancelled

The Ottawa Genealogical Society has put a note on it's site at that they will not hold a Gene-O-Rama in 2012. The reason is because the Ottawa Branch will be co-hosting the annual OGS Conference 2012 in Kingston on 1-3 June 2012.

They also say that "Ottawa Branch will also be hosting the 2012 Region VIII Genealogy Day. It’s on a smaller scale with three lectures, the Regional Annual General Meeting and a small Marketplace on a Saturday in March or April 2012. We’ll start planning it later this year and details will be available on the website."

The Conference 2012 site is at