Saturday, May 11, 2013

Online registration ends May 17 for OGS Conference

The OGS Conference has let us know that at the end of the day on May 17, the online registration for the OGS Conference will be closed.

At that point, the OGS Conference committee will be letting the caterers and banquet hall know the amount of food to order.

We’ll reserve a few extra tickets, but the number will definitely be limited. Between May 18 and 24, registrations will be taken by phone, and the office staff will be able to tell you whether there are any food or banquet tickets left.

After May 24, no new advance registrations will be accepted.

Those who aren’t able to plan ahead can still register for the Saturday and Sunday lectures upon arrival at the conference, but will find most of the Friday events sold out, and should be prepared to make other arrangements for food in case there are no tickets left.

The Conference website is at

Voices from the Dust – Family History Conference

I know this is a bit late, but if you live in the Ottawa area, and if you would like to attend a family history seminar this afternoon, there will be session from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm, at the Ottawa Ontario Stake Family History Centre of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1017 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa.

Some workshop speakers share their thoughts, feelings and stories about their ancestors:

1. Joseph Auclair - by Sylvie Tremblay

2. Ronald McGregor Warrener - by Ken McKinlay

3. Florence Crofts Carr – by Lesley Anderson

4. Helene Wright - by Glenn Wright

5. Mary Ann Booker – by Shirley-Ann Pyefinch

Or you can drop-in to see displays in the Cultural Hall by, British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO), Gloucester Historical Society, Lanark County Genealogical Society (LCGS), Ottawa Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS), Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa Stake Family History Centre, Pepper Mintz – Scrapbooking, Ukrainian Genealogy Group (UGG)

To view the full program, go to

Brome County Historical Society (BCHS)

They will be holding the opening of the Brome County Historical Society Museum, in Knowlton, Quebec, on May 19th at 12:00 noon.

They will be celebrating the opening of the new season and the introduction of this year’s Scottish theme.

Live entertainment on the museum grounds, guided museum tours, refreshments plus, wine tasting from three local vineyards. Bring your family and friends for an afternoon at the museum to launch our 2013 Season and feel the winds of change.

There will be also be Wine Tasting at 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

They are located at exit 90 off the AutoRoute 10, follow route 243 into Knowlton (Lac Brome) 130 Lakeside, Knowlton, Quebec.

They have been in existence since 1919, and they have a collection of books, manuscripts, photographic images, newspaper clippings, obituaries and an index of of 225,000 names are maintained in the
Local History and Genealogy Center.

The website is at