Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Upcoming Genealogy Events Around the Region

November promises to be a busy month. Here are some events happening around the region:

Saturday, November 3: KPL presents the Second Annual Genealogy Fair. This is free and offers the following topics: 
Discovering Your Scottish Roots
Deciphering German Script
Care of Genealogy Documents
Census Surfing
Researching UEL
Using Archives Online
Genealogical Research in Ireland
Researching Czech Parish Registers

Tuesday November 06, 2012
London OGS
"What's New on FamilySearch.org"
 Speaker: Pat Draper, London Family History Centre. 

Thursday 8 November, 2012
Waterloo OGS
Marj Kohli

Saturday November10, 2012
Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society presents the 22nd Annual Book Fair. The event takes place at St. James United Church Waterdown. Free Admission  

Monday, Nov 12, 2012
Oxford OGS
Speaker: Rick Shaver
Topic: Archaeological Dig at Oakland 

Durham Branch OGS Fall Workshop
Getting Started in Genealogy
Three Part Series
Wednesday November 7, 2012
I. Who’s Your Grandpa?
Where to begin, searching your home, talk to family, family data, research cycle, repositories, Internet, organizations, pedigree chart and family group sheets & descendants’ charts and more.
Wednesday November 14, 2012
II. Base Camp for Family History
Organizing ideas, other researchers, places to find family histories, military records, online histories, familysearch.org, queries & message boards, search engines, genealogy software.
November 21, 2012
III. Vital Statistics: Births, Marriages, Deaths
This workshop’s content is more focussed and detailed. Selected topics: sources; search techniques, documenting and more. 

Wednesday 14 November, 2012
Lost Children and General Meeting
Founding Wheels: Donna Dilello
Early Guardianship and Adoption: Susan Smart
Saturday November 17, 2012
"Introduction to Genealogy"
This workshop is geared to people who are getting started in genealogy. Learn basic research skills, what records are available, where to find information, searching on the internet and staying organized.
The instructor, Carol Bossenberry holds a Basic Certification in Canadian Studies from The National Institute For Genealogical Studies and has been teaching genealogy classes for 3 years. Carol has been researching her own family for 20 years and she will share some of the tips and tricks she has learned along the way.
Sunday November 25, 2012
BrantCounty Branch O G S Library
Floyd Doctor of Smokey Hollow to Speak “The Battle of Brant’s Ford
November 25th, 2012
Brampton OGS Annual General Meeting.
Speaker: Brian Gilchrist
"I Can't Find Anything about my Family on the Internet.  Why not?"
Noted genealogist and Reference Archivist at Region of Peel Archives Brian Gilchrist will discuss the pros and cons of using on-line data as well as tips for being more successful at finding what is (and what was!) there.  Some genealogical information will "never" be found on-line, some information you have to dig for, and some of us with extra-terrestrial ancestry will ever only find the location of the crop circle where the spacecraft landed. 

26 November 2012
Toronto OGS
Great Moments in Genealogy
Donna Di Lello Winding Roads (Ontario)
Judy Gauthier Tombstone Management- two different experiences (Ontario and Quebec)
Ken Godfrey Buried Treasure: Rescuing Valuables from the Trash! (England, Ireland, Scotland, Ontario)
Joanne Green My Eagle Eye: the Eagle Family Hotel in Weston (Toronto)
Elizabeth Kaegi A late, very late, birth registration (England)
Paul Jones Will the real Moses Levine please stand up! (Canada and US)
Don Hall - What's the real story?: When did my grandparents immigrate? (England and Canada)
Greg Marlatt Missing Cadavers or How I Learned to Love Cemetery Transcriptions (Ontario and Michigan)
Gwyneth Pearce Queenie’s Secrets (Montreal and Newbury, Berkshire)
Marian Press Finding a Memoir: A Great-Great Aunt’s Story Fills in the Gaps (Scotland and Australia)
27 November 2012
Wellington OGS
The Hotel Visitors' Book: Secrets, Lies and Everyday Jottings 
Speaker: Dr. Kevin James, Associate Professor in the Department of History and Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph. In this talk, Kevin explores the value of the hotel register as an historical source, drawing on surviving books from Victorian Ireland to show how they illuminate infidelity, modes of travel and the social regimes of the hotel.
Please contact the Society involved for more information.

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