Sunday, August 31, 2008


2008 Region 7 O.G.S.
Annual Meeting
Saturday, Oct 4, 2008

Northminster United Church
300 Sunset Blvd.,
9:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.
Annual Meeting (business, reports, and elections)

11:30-12:30 Pot Luck Lunch

12:30 p.m.
Catherine Dibben ,
Topic: The Roy Photographic Collection, a collection of old photographs covering most of the Region 7 area.
Everyone welcome.
Hosted by Kawartha Branch O.G.S.

OPL Heritage Festival

8th Annual Heritage Festival
held by Oshawa Public Library

Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the McLaughlin Branch.

Join us for our 8th Annual Heritage Festival. An amazing showcase of Durham’s heritage resources will be on display FREE to the public. Visit the exhibitors from museums, historical societies, genealogical and military groups, scrapbookers and many others.

No registration required. Free parking all day.
For more information, please contact Nicole at 905-579-6111 ext. 5243.

Durham Region O.G.S. Opening Its Doors

We are participating in
Doors Open Oshawa 2008

September 20-21
Telephone: 905-436-5636, ext. 2108

Ontario Genealogical Society,
Durham Region Branch

1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa

Dates/Hours Open:
Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Durham Branch Office of OGS is housed at the base of the Oshawa Airport's control tower, the Genealogical Society will assist people to discover their family heritage.
Come in and "Ask a Genealogist" about the society, searches and resources.

Genealogy in London

Genealogy in London:
A workshop about searching for Londoners and other British ancestors

Saturday, November 8, 2008
North York Central Library Auditorium
5120 Yonge Street, Toronto
(North York Centre subway station)

For more information and to register...

“Genealogy in London”, acknowledges our many members with English roots. The presentations will be a blend of information about researching Londoners and using London research facilities covering a much broader swath of the UK. Whether your British ancestors lived in London or many miles away, London’s libraries and archives are rich sources for family history. You'll enjoy this relaxed, information-packed day about London’s records and record keepers—and the twists and turns of finding ancestors there.

A. London’s World of Genealogy
by Else Churchill, London, England, has been the Genealogy Officer of the Society of Genealogists since 1998.
B. Tracing Elusive Pre-1837 Marriages in England
byPhillip Dunn, Salt Lake City, Utah, is a Senior Consultant at the Family History Library, an heir-tracer and an Accredited Genealogist® in England and Scotland genealogical research.
C. The Time of Cholera
by Alison Hare, CG, Ottawa, is an award-winning genealogical lecturer and editor with more than 25 years of experience in family history research.
D. Question and Answer Panel

E. Tour of the North York’s Central Library Canadiana Department

F. I'm Stuck in London.
by Else Churchill, London, England
G. The Search for Alban Leaf
by Jane E. MacNamara, Toronto, is a long time member of the Ontario Genealogical Society, a founding director of the Friends of the Archives of Ontario, and a member of the Society of Genealogists (London).
Put on by the Toronto Branch of O.G.S.
For more information and to register...