10 February 2016

Ottawa Branch OGS Updates

I am finding it difficult to keep this blog up to date, so I recommend that you check with either our website (http://ogsottawa.on.ca/), particulalry the calendar on the Home page or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/237267743111732/

06 January 2016

Gene-O-Rama 2016 Registration Now Open

Registration for the 32nd

Gene-O-Rama is now open at 


Hope to see you all there.

04 January 2016

Gene-O-Rama 2016 1-2 April

Details on the 32nd Gene-O-Rama are now available at ogsottawa.on.ca/Gene-O-Rama. Registration will open soon.

03 January 2016

Ottawa Branch Events on January 23rd

Join the OGS Ottawa Branch for two events on Saturday, January 23rd!

In the morning from 10:30am-12:00pm it's “Genealogy: Back To Basics,” a short discussion on a family history topic followed by a Q&A session with Branch members. This month Romaine Honey will be talking about Ottawa Public Library resources.

Then join us from 1:00pm-3:00pm for our monthly presentation. Stephen Morin will be sharing the story of “Alex Potvin and the Ottawa Fire Department.” Learn about Alex’s heroic career from 1892-1936 as one of the earliest members of the Ottawa Fire Brigade and Ottawa's first Fire Inspector.

All are welcome, both events are FREE and will be held at the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115).

01 January 2016

Research and Sightseeing Trip to Ireland

Lesley Anderson still has a few seats left for her Research and Sightseeing Trip to Ireland in April 2016 and this is the final chance to reserve a spot: https://goo.gl/3fjEkw.

29 December 2015

Ottawa DNA Group

The BIFHSGO DNA Interest Group will start the new year with a new schedule. At our last meeting it was obvious that we had grown too big for the room we have been using at 100 Tallwood Drive. Both Rooms 226 and 228 were too too small. We are therefore moving our 2016 meetings to Room 115, on the main floor of 100 Tallwood Drive. They will remain on Saturdays, commencing at 9:30 am. We are also increasing the frequency of our meetings, and I have tried to schedule them so as not to conflict with OGS and BIFHSGO monthly meetings. Here are the 2016 dates: February 6th, April 2nd, July 2nd, August 6th and October 1st.

Facebook Page

As the snow deepens, I just wanted to remind all about the Ottawa Branch OGS Facebook page at


Many of the other OGS branches and SIGs also have Facebook pages. The Society page is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ontgensoc/

and the files area includes a PDF listing all the other Society Facebook Groups and Pages