Friday, April 19, 2013

35e anniversaire de la Société de généalogie de l'Outaouais

There will be a day of celebration of the 35th anniversary de la Société de généalogie de l'Outaouais on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Limbour Community Centre, 288 Lebaudy, Gatineau, Quebec right across the river from Ottawa.

The schedule of the day includes –

9 am The address by Honorary President, Mr. Aurelius La Madeleine

9:15 am Launch of the DVD version of L'Outaouais généalogique, and the CD Release of the Recueil des ascendances de nos membres

9: 30 pm Opening of Exhibit Hall

10 pm Lecture: The ancestor of the family by Denis Bussieres Bussieres

12 pm Lunch

1 pm Lecture: From Quebec to Sidi Bel Abbes through Tours - The unlikely offspring Geneviève Lépine said Lalime by Raymond Ouimet

2:30 pm Tales and Legends of the Ottawa Storytellers Circle of Gatineau

3:39 pm Closing of the exhibition hall

There will be a Gala Dinner at 7:00 pm

We wish everyone of the society a Happy Anniversary!

The website is at

Call for Speakers – OGS Conference 2014

The Conference 2014 at Niagara Branch are looking ahead to line up speakers for Conference 2014 in St. Catharines at Brock Universit. The conference will be held May 1st to 4th, 2014.

The conference theme will be GENEALOGY WITHOUT BORDERS.

They say, in part, that “Although borders are an important aspect in defining a country, they also often delineate an area of genealogical study. In the past, genealogists often had to travel across borders to complete family histories in their genealogical area. Today's genealogist can often cross these borders while sitting at a desk. We can trace the movement of settlers from European countries and from the American states and other provinces to Ontario. We invite seminar proposals with this theme in mind.

Our Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th seminar sessions are generally fifty minutes length with ten minutes for discussion. We also have workshops on Friday, May 2nd, which are of three hours duration. We invite lecture and workshop submissions on a broad range of genealogical topics which will help to solve family history problems by any of the following methods

Use of technology in genealogy (DNA, internet, software etc.)

Records at a distance (especially Eastern USA and European)

War records, 1812, W.W. 1

Land Records, census, directories

Early Ontario records, prior to 1869 and their repositories

Proposals are also solicited for the broader genealogical categories including the histories associated with the War of 1812, methodology, analysis and problem solving used in genealogy

If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified early summer and we will request that you provide a 4 page summary of your talk or workshop for our syllabus by Dec. 31st, 2013. This should include references and web addresses mentioned, sample screen images etc. It will be submitted electronically (in Word, RTF or PDF format).

Please include your approximate travel costs, economy class to St. Catharines, Ont. Canada. Besides remuneration, food and lodging will be based upon the number of lectures given and transportation expenses will depend upon the speaker's home address. Workshop fees may be negotiated.

We are looking for speakers who would be open to being streamed out from the conference to those members who cannot travel but still wish to join us. As well we are looking for speakers who may be interested in speaking but cannot travel as we can stream you in to the conference”.

Questions can be directed to

The website is at