Thursday, January 17, 2013

London & Middlesex County Branch of the OGS Holds Meeting

On the 5 February 2013, David R. Elliott will speak on "New Strategies in Irish Parish Register Indexing". 

David is a professional genealogical researcher, historian, author, has spent several summers recording church records in Ireland.

The Annual Meeting of the London & Middlesex County Branch, OGS, will also be conducted.

The website is

PostScript: David ‘s latest book Researching Your Irish Ancestors at Home and Abroad has just been released, and it will be excerpted and a book review will be in the May2013 issue of Families.

The Ontario Genealogical Society website is at

2013 Anniversaries of OGS Branches

The following Branches of the OGS are celebrating anniversaries this year -

London-Middlesex Branch OGS is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, and they are going to have a new website. They are located at

Kingston Brach OGS is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and its website is at

Kent County OGS is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and it is located at

Leeds & Grenville Branch OGS is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and its website is located at

Perth County Branch OGS is celebrating its 30th anniversity this year, and its website is located at

Sault Ste. Marie & District of Algoma Branch OGS is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and its website is located at

I wrote about the 30th Anniversary Celebration to be held at the Simcoe County Branch on the 14th of January in a blog entitled 30th Anniversary Celebration at

Genealogy All-day Seminar

The Comox Valley Family History Research Group in British Columbia is pleased to announce that the next CVFHRG all-day seminar will be held onSaturday April 20th, 2013 at the Florence Filberg Centre Conference Hall in Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC

The speakers will be Glenn Wright and Lesley Anderson, both from Ottawa.

Schedule of Events

8:00 to 8:30 Registration

8:35 to 8:45 Welcome and Introductions

8:45 to 9:35 Seminar #1: Treasures in the Parish Chest

9:45 to 10:35 Seminar #2: They Came by Ship ... Finding Immigrant Ancestors Before 1865

10:55 to 11:45 Seminar #3: Archives Revealed… Using Archival Resources, Online and On Site

11:45 to 12:45 Lunch

12:45 to 1:35 Seminar #4: Online Books ... Where to Find Them, How to Use Them

1:45 to 2:35 Seminar #5: Wills and Probate

2:55 to 3:45 Seminar #6: Getting Here From There – Immigration Records on Ancestry and Elsewhere 1865 - 1965

3:45 to ---- Open Q&A

The BC Genealogy Society will have a display table with genealogy books and supplies for sale – payment by cash, cheque, and VISA only.

Registration fee for the seminar, lunch, beverages, welcome package, and many door prizes:

CVFHRG members $65.00; non-members $75.00

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