24 February 2015

Saturday 28 Feb 2015

Genealogy: Back to Basics - Are you a "Trust Me" Genealogist?

When: Sat, 28 February, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Where: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115)

Welcome to Genealogy: Back To Basics! Genealogy B2B is a short lecture on a genealogical topic, followed by a Question and Answer session with Ottawa Branch members. If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us! This month's topic is "Are you a 'Trust Me' Genealogist?" with Heather Oakley, who will be discussing the importance of sources.

*Coffee and tea will be available throughout the morning.

Ottawa Branch Presentation - The First World War Beyond the Western Front

When: Sat, 28 February, 1pm – 3pm
Where: City of Ottawa Archives, Room 115

The First World War was truly a global war with a great deal of fighting outside of France. British Empire soldiers were involved in all theatres, along with many other nations. Mike More will provide a summary of the various fighting fronts.

This meeting will be simulcast for members who can't join us in person. To join the meeting, go to: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/ottawaogs/

23 February 2015

Employment Opportunities 2015

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Looking for a new challenge? Here’s a way to expand your genealogical network with a rewarding opportunity. Ottawa Branch is looking for new faces on the Branch Council and your assistance would be appreciated. The current executive will train and help ease the transition to these positions. If you can take on one of these tasks, we look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Norah Cousins at pastchair@ogsottawa.on.ca.

1. Branch Treasurer
2. Branch Editor

Check details on these and other opportunities at: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/OB-Job-Descriptions-2010web.pdf

23 January 2015

Gene-O-Rama 2015

Registration for Gene-O-Rama 2015 is now open. It will be held March 27-28, at the Confederation Education Centre 1645 Woodroffe Avenue Ottawa. Details are at http://ogsottawa.on.ca/gene-o-rama/

17 January 2015

Ottawa Branch January Presentation

On Sat, 24 January, 1pm in the City of Ottawa Archives (Room 115), Elizabeth Kipp will be talking about One Name Studies. Elizabeth will provide an examination of several different sites for surname studies and discuss how to choose the best. 

This meeting will be simulcast for members who can't join us in person. To join the meeting, go to: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/ottawaogs/ 
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before: Test your connection: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
Following the monthly presentation, the Computer Special Interest Group will meet in the same room.

The day will start at 10:30am with Genealogy: Back to Basics - Getting Started?

Ontario Genealogical Society Conference Survey

The OGS Conference Advisory Committee is looking for your input into future Society Conferences. This survey is open to members and non-members as well as those who have not yet attended the annual Conference. Please take a few minutes and fill it out online. Thank you.

12 January 2015

Genealogy Roadshow starts 13 Jan

Jim Stanzell just reminded me that season two of PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow premieres Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. ET and airs every Tuesday through February 24.The show's website is at http://www.pbs.org/genealogy-roadshow/home/