Showing posts with label OGS Conference. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OGS Conference. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

UPDATE: OGS Conference – Interview No 4



Shirley Sturdevant, former president of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) has interviewed Dave Obee LLD (University of British Columbia) from Victoria, British Columbia. He will be a speaker at the OGS Conference to be held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29th to May 31st, 2015.

He will be participating in the Saturday morning panel discussion and be presenting lectures entitled A Sense of Place and Time, Western Canada by Rail, and From Eastern Europe to Canada.

Dave is the editor-in-chief of the Times Colonist newspaper. He is also the author of twelve books, including guides to Canadian immigration records and census records. He is a columnist for Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle, and serves on the board of Canada’s History Society. 

To view the YouTube interview, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5932gCFc5Ig


And to review the other interviews on this blog, you can go to the following websites -

Interview No 1 with Thomas MacEntee and Dr.Janet Few at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/update-ogs-conference-interviews.html






Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/03/canadian-week-in-review.html


It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

It has been a regular post every Monday morning since

April 23, 2012.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

UPDATE: OGS Conference – Interview No 3



­Patti Mordasewicz, Conference Chair of the OGS Conference in Barrie, Ontario interviews Kirsty Gray, known to many people around the world as one of the founder of The Surname Society, and as a founder member and Chair (now Secretary) of the Society for One-Place Studies.

She will be holding a workshop at the conference (plus two lectures), and will be the keynote speaker. 

Her workshop will be on surname studies, and the keynote address on Friday evening will be entitled If I Could Turn Back Time.

To view the YouTube interview, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGnIGx8xkVk

And to review the other interviews on this blog, you can go to the following websites -

Interview No 1 with Thomas MacEntee and Dr. Janet Few at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/update-ogs-conference-interviews.html


 

 
Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/canadfian-news-in-review-16-february.html

It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

It has been a regular post every Monday morning since
..                                                         April 23, 2012.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Tracks through Time" - OGS Conference 2015

Online registration is now open for this year's Ontario Genealogical Society annual conference Tracks through Time from 29-31 May 2015 at Georgian College Campus, Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

The conference theme originates from the 130th anniversary of the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway across Canada. Many family historians have their roots in the immigrant labourers who built this railway across our vast country. Other ancestors were tempted by the transportation routes and migration opportunities allowed by its completion. Still others worked for the railway company itself, over the years to follow.

Shirley Sturdevant, past-president of the OGS, says “As researchers, we 'track' our family history through time in many ways, always attempting to ensure we are 'tracking' the right people from the right line. The variations on 'Tracks through Time' are endless”.

View program and registration details at http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference and join hundreds of other family historians seeking new methods and record groups for tracking their families though time.

Follow updates on the OGS website, http://www.ogs.on.ca, as well as Facebook and Twitter, and watch for video interviews with some of the conference speakers on the OGS YouTube channel.


Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/canadian-week-in-review-02-february-2015.html

It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

It has been a regular post every Monday morning since April 23, 2012.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Here’s your chance to participate!

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

Take a survey!

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


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

OGS Conference 2012 - Update



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

Borders and Bridges:1812 to 2012 Conference


News Flash!

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.