OGS Upcoming Events

The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) has the following upcoming presentations.  MGS and the OGS have a reciprocal membership agreement where members in one organization gets a reduced membership rate for the other organization.  There are two upcoming events they would like us to know about.

Transcribing Goulbourn
Date/Time:  Sat, Jan 21, 2023 13:00 – 15:00

Speaker: Sarah Holla, Collections Officer, Goulbourn Museum

Join us on January 21st for a discussion on heritage collections and how digital content can help museums remove barriers to learning about the past. During this session, the Goulbourn Museum will discuss how the public health crisis of 2020 thrust museums into the digital world. The Museum resides in the 1872 Township Hall, located at Stanleys Corners, and it preserves primary records of the former Goulbourn Township. With support from the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, the Museum is digitizing and transcribing this invaluable genealogical data for public research.

When: 21 Jan 2023 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Coffee,tea and cookies available at 12:30)

You are invited to a Hybrid meeting. We will be live in the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115) but will also be using Zoom to webcast if you cannot join us in person. Register in advance for this Zoom presentation:

All Ottawa Branch monthly presentations are open to the public at no charge. Access to the recordings is a member benefit of the Branch.


Gene-O-Rama 2023
Ottawa Branch OGS will host Gene-O-Rama, our annual mini-seminar, virtually on Saturday, 25 March 2023.

Gene-O-Rama 2023 offers six sessions from four top-rated speakers. Ticket holders can view the recorded sessions until April 30, 2023.

Details and Tickets at https://geneorama.ogs.on.ca/

This year, Gene-O-Rama offers something for all genealogists, particularly those searching in Ontario. Linda Corupe will educate us about the records of Rebellion and Discord. As genealogists, we know land records are incredibly important and Ken McKinlay will give an in-depth presentation on Ontario’s land records. For genealogists of every proficiency level, Jean Hibben and Nancy E. Loe will present on organization, skills every genealogist needs and how to use the information found in online trees. Over the lunch hour, drop in to the “Exhibitors’ Chat” with local providers of genealogy resources.

Ottawa Branch OGS was founded in 1970 and is one of 34 Branches and Special Interest Groups of Ontario Ancestors/Ontario Genealogical Society. Ottawa Branch is “responsible” for Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew, Prescott and Russell Counties. The Branch unites members who seek to learn more about their ancestors.

Details and Tickets at https://geneorama.ogs.on.ca/

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