Tuesday, April 29, 2014
You can ask a question to the Social Media panel at the Ontario Genealogical Society this weekend. All you have to do is to go to the website https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cgkbikrmmec7hi1irnenf5jmqbc?cfem=1
To get you started, I have asked the first question, and I leave the other questions to you.
And you can watch the Social Media panel (which will be comprises of Tony Bandy, Kirsty Gray, Daniel Horowitz, Chris Paton, Marian Press, and John D Reid) as it will be a Google Hangout On Air. It will start at 8:00 am Saturday morning on May 3rd.
Let me know how you found it? Will you be watching any of the Live Streaming that they will be doing from the conference? Do you think that Social Media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ Hangouts On Air have any place in Canadian genealogy?
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The OGS Conference committee wants to hear from you!
They have put a survey on their conference page at OGS, so that you can help them to decide.
There are five tours for you to choose from, and they all look good.
The five tours are -
Half Day visit to Niagara Falls
Afternoon Historic Wine Tour
A visit to Fort George - Optional Visit to McFarland House & Tea Room
Old Fort Erie Battlefield Tour
A Historic Journey though Niagara on the Lake
To take the survey, go to http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2014/tours_survey/tours.php
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
This year's OGS Conference — entitled Borders & Bridges: 1812-2012, and to be held in Kingston, Ontario from June 1-3 — celebrates the War of 1812, fought between Britain, Canada, and the United States.
The conference website, www.ogs.on.ca/conference2012, offers info on accommodations, registration, the program, and Kingston-area research facilities.
On the "Program" page, check out the speakers - their bios, and which lectures they are giving at the conference.
On the "Conference News" page are podcasts featuring interviews with the speakers, and the latest news on Conference events and happenings.
There is still time to register, so if you have been thinking about going but haven't decided as yet, take a moment to read about all the goings-on planned for Conference, and make your decision to join us. You won't be disappointed!
My booklet, Canada and the United States: War of 1812, will be on sale at the Marketplace. Divided into Canada and United States resources, it is full of quick facts, lists of battles fought, timelines, links to informative websites, and includes a guide of must-have books and suggested readings for both sides of the War. Available from vendors Rick and Sandra Roberts of Global Genealogy, and Louise St. Denis of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, drop in and see for yourself why this booklet should be in every researcher's toolkit.
If the War of 1812 is too specific for your family research, try my booklet on Canada/US migration, Migration: Canada and the United States, also available from Global and NIGS. And if you can't wait until Conference to buy a copy of these booklets, visit them online. Booklets are also available from our American vendor, Leland Meitzler of Family Roots Publishing Company.
See you at Conference 2012!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The program of the 2012 OGS Conference "Borders and Bridges:1812 to 2012" to be held in Kingston, Ontario the 1st to the 3rd of June has just been posted at http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2012/program.
Details of the registration will be posted December 1st.