Saturday, March 28, 2009


Two Important Announcements from the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society:

Ontario Genealogical Society Conference 2010
Essentials, Innovations and Delights
Call for Papers
Deadline: 1 May 2009

The Ontario Genealogical Society’s Toronto Branch will host the Society’s annual conference on 14-16 May 2010. OGS, founded in 1961, is a not-for-profit organization with more than 4,500 members. The Conference theme will be: “Essentials, Innovations and Delights”.

In keeping with this theme, the Conference aims to present information that is both relentlessly practical and inspiring. We will be especially interested in lectures that deal with (a) practical essentials, (b) recent innovations, or (c) one-of-a-kind case histories.

You are invited to submit proposals for lectures on any aspect of genealogical or social history research in Canada and/or countries of origin.

In addition we are planning half-day in-depth programs on Italian and Dutch ancestry. We encourage proposals for lectures that could form part or whole of these streams.

Most sessions will be one hour long. Topics for longer workshops will also be considered.

For more details about Conference 2010 and how to request further information and submit your proposals, please visit
Note: Deadline for proposals is 1 May 2009

14th Genealogy "Summer Camp"
Toronto, 7-12 June 2009
Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto Branch
Co-ordinator: Jane MacNamara

Now in its 14th year, Genealogy Summer Camp is an innovative week-long program that brings both out-of-town and local researchers with Ontario roots to the wonderful cluster of archives and libraries in Toronto. Each day, participants will travel as a group to a different repository, including the Archives of Ontario in its new location at York University, where they will receive tutorials on available records and spend time doing hands-on research under the guidance of local experts. The fee for 2009 is $200. This covers approximately 7 hours of tours and tutorials, 25 hours of instructor-guided personal research, and all worksheets and handouts. Both out-of-town researchers and local “day campers” are welcome.

For complete details, including lists of venues, resources and tutorials, accommodation information and an application form, please visit, call 416-733-2608 (voice mail) or e-mail

Applications should be submitted by 1 May 2009, although earlier contact is appreciated.

Gwyneth Pearce
Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto Branch

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