Tuesday, May 22, 2012

JUNE Durham Region Branch Meeting

Tuesday - June 5, at 7:30 p.m.
30th Anniversary Celebration

Nancy Trimble:   Look to the Future - Social Networking
Janis Carter:       Remembering Our Branch History
Slide-Show and the Anniversary Cake
30th Anniversary Durham Region Branch 
Bring along your family trees. 
You may discover unexpected ancestor connections with others while at this celebratory meeting.  Our general meeting location is the usual,McLaughlin/Main Branch of the Oshawa Library (Basement Auditorium).

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Genealogy Summer Camp

Toronto, 12-17August 2012
Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Genealogy Summer Camp is a unique program (for adults) that brings out-of-town family historians to Toronto for an intensive week of tutorials and hands-on research at the many archives and reference libraries in the city. If you have ancestors from Toronto or other parts of Ontario, there are many resources here for you. Local family historians are also welcome to participate as “day campers”.

We take full advantage of Toronto’s great public transit system, and we keep the group small to allow lots of help from our local experts.
We’ll help you spend more time finding information about your ancestors —and less time finding the archives.
This will be our 16th Summer Camp. More than 125 participants from England, right across Canada and many US states have attended the 15 previous Summer Camps—some more than once!
Genealogy “Summer Camp” 2012 will take place from August 12-17. The Summer Camp fee for 2012 is $230 (Cdn), which covers approximately 7 hours of lectures and tutorials, 25 hours of hands-on instruction and all worksheets and handouts.

For details as to venues, resources, tutorials and accommodation, and to download an application package, visit www.torontofamilyhistory.org/summercamp.html, or contact Jane MacNamara at info@torontofamilyhistory.org.
Applications should be received by 11 June 2012.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Family Tree Maker from Beginner to Trickster

Durant's Right-hand Man by Paul Arculus
 Durham Region Branch OGS 
Next Meeting
Tuesday - May 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Rick Roberts 

Benefit from dozens of hints and tips that will help you improve your results using Family Tree Maker 2012 (FTM) Rick provides an overview of FTM to demonstrate the software's design and abilities for recording and sharing information both on paper and digitally. His talk will Include an introduction to new features in FTM 2012, including TreeSync™ which allows you to easily update your tree online from your desktop, your laptop, even your iPhone or iPad -- and then simply click to sync so your tree is always up to date, no matter where you access it next.
Rick operates his online store at Global Genealogy (materials will be available for sale). If you email him a request he can bring it if it is in stock. This will avoid shipping costs.

Our usual general meeting location is the Mclaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Library (basement auditorium).