Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Mike Brede Genealogical Essay $500 Prize

Sponsored by
The Ontario Genealogical Society
Open to any full-time student in a university or community college
who is either a resident of Ontario
attending an Ontario university or community college.
See contest description and entry details at:
Contest Deadline - April 1st, 2011

The Dr. Don Brearley Genealogical Essay $500 Prize

Sponsored by
The Ontario Genealogical Society
Open to any Ontario Secondary School Student
enrolled in grade 11 or 12
See contest description and entry details at:
Contest Deadline - April 1st, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Begin Your Family History on Family Day, Monday February 21st, . . . Noon until 4:00 p.m.

The Durham Region Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is opening its Oshawa office on Family Day. The activities would benefit parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, or individuals. Branch member volunteers will be available to assist you to begin your genealogy/family history. We have various local resources for research as well as guides to guide through the fundamentals of this type of research. Information and materials about the Ontario Genealogical Society will be available to show you how we can be ongoing support as you research your family. We look forward to meeting you.
Our website: Our office is by the Oshawa airport: Click here for Map

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Durham Region OGS Branch Meeting, March 1st, 7:30 p.m.

Ontario Ladies College 1919Brian Winter - Letters from Early Whitby: specifically those written by girls at Trafalgar Castle School [Ontario Ladies College], the first private ladies school in Ontario. Letters range from 1874 - 1910, providing a window on customs of the times, with some being quite humourous. [Whitby Archives ]

We have now returned to the McLaugnlin Branch of the Oshawa Library (Basement Auditorium).