Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Ontario Government enacted legislation in 1874 requiring compulsory education to age sixteen. As a genealogist, examining the education system will reveal much information to broaden the scope of your research.
This presentation is intended to assist you in your research by revealing some of the sources not readily apparent to those whose exposure to the educational system did not extend past being a student.
The Oshawa Public Library Main Branch, also called the "McLaughlin Branch", is at:
65 Bagot Street, just south of City Hall. Google Map Location of the Oshawa Public Library.
Toronto Branch website at
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Congratulations to Bill and Loraine Hall of Ajax who won a 2010 Ontario Genealogical Society and Durham Region Branch memberships.
Thank you volunteers* for helping create the exciting day!!
*(Andy, Anne, Dan, Guy, Joyce, Kim, Lillian, Robbie, Ruth, Stephe, Tony, Wayne)
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Durham Region Branch Ontario Genealogical Society member volunteers will be available to discuss with and demonstrate to visitors why and how to begin the exciting journey discovering their ancestors - the stories and the genealogy.
- Creating ANCESTOR CHARTS and / or family summary sheets sheets
- Demonstration of POPULAR GENEALOGICAL WEBSITES: Library Archives Canada, Archives of Ontario, Our Ontario, Cyndi’s List, Ancestry and much more
- ANCESTORS IN THE ATTIC reruns from History Television’s web site
- Overview of the our resources at our Office and Whitby Public Library
- Answer YOUR questions
Materials: - Literature to assist one to begin researching their family history. - Recent Society Newsletters (free) - OGS pamphlets and membership literature - 2010 OGS Provincial Conference information
Free Draw for one 2010 OGS membership (including 2010 Durham Region Branch membership) - must be a current NON-member.
All activities will be at our branch office - 1000 Stevenson Rd. N. in Oshawa. The office is located in the building at the base of the control tower of the Oshawa Airport. Enter the airport grounds from the south via Rossland Road - lots of free parking on site.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Registrations for the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Conference 2010 have been “heating” up. Early registrations have been coming in from far and wide. We already have intrepid family historians travelling from four states: Wisconsin, New York, Michigan, and Colorado; three provinces: BC, Quebec, and Saskatchewan, and, remarkably, Scotland and Italy. And of course, from many parts of Ontario.
Most of these folks have registered online at: http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2010 (or printed a pdf from the website), but the February issue of Families will contain a paper brochure and will arrive very soon in the hands of some 4,000 members of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
Now’s the time to register for the most action-packed, star-studded OGS Conference ever!
To avoid disappointment and get the best selection, quick, go to the conference website and check out the program pages! You’ll find more details then ever before about lectures, tours, and our special Dutch and Italian streams. Check out the brand new “Lecture Streams at a Glance” page with printable schedules for each day.
Once you’ve made your choices, click on “How do I register?” and select the registration package that suits you best. Then let the secure online registration form guide you through the process.
There may be only 6 weeks until Spring, but take the opportunity to jump in ahead of the pack. Register today.