Saturday, January 16, 2010

All New Secrets from Camp X

by Lynn Phillip Hodgson
Ontario Genealogical Society Durham Region Branch Meeting
Tuesday, February 2, (7:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
McLaughlin Library Auditorium
65 Bagot Street, one block south of City Hall.

Oshawa, ON

Public Welcome

Lynn Phillip Hodgson is the author of many books about Camp X, including:
Dispatches From Camp X, Inside-Camp-X,
Ajax Arsenal of Democracy, Camp-X the Final Battle,
Camp-X Silver Dagger, Camp-X Vengeance Weapon &
Camp-X Mills of the Gods.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Archives of Ontario - What's There for You

DRB - OGS January 5th Branch Meeting in Oshawa

Stewart Boden, Outreach Officer drove for nearly three hours through the snow and heavy traffic on Tuesday evening and then delivered an
excellent, informative, and entertaining presentation to our audience. Archives of Ontario's Outreach initiative definitely 'grabbed' Durham genealogists. There was renewed excitement about the resources, services and opportunities available to genealogists wanting to use the Archives of Ontario for research. Eyes widened as new features such as digital enhancement of microfilms, the client lounge, the exhibition space, the spacious reading room, and the new classroom were shown. The Archives of Ontario's new web site's features are impressive. Because of his presentation many are already planning their visit to the new Archives of Ontario.
Well done Stewart. GJL

Valuable Links from presentation:

The newly designed Archives of Ontario website -

A few of the website features:
  • “What’s New” section
  • Left hand side of each page are links to all the major areas of the website
  • “Discover Your Family History” pages updated
  • research guides and handouts to help you through the research process
  • website includes a detailed list of records available through Interloan.
Contact Archives about anything . . . questions , of any department, . . . @ . . .

Monday, January 4, 2010


Premieres January 7, 2010 on History Television

In the ten episode fourth season of the Gemini-nominated documentary series ANCESTORS IN THE ATTIC, host Jeff Douglas, and a crack team of genealogical sleuths, return to History Television Thursday nights at 6pm and 9pm to help Canadians find lost relatives and discover the truth behind their unsolved family mysteries.

Over ten extraordinary stories ANCESTORS IN THE ATTIC will travel to Belarus to help a Canadian woman search for her sister lost during the Russian Revolution, to Ukraine to discover how Stalin’s Reign of Terror split one family and to China to try and uncover the secret a father would never tell his daughter. We will also journey to Switzerland, Denmark, German, France and Italy in search of a black market baby, the life and death story of a Canadian soldier and the secret that nearly destroyed a Manitoba family.

Using remarkable resources available to anyone ANCESTORS IN THE ATTIC will again provide unexpected, emotional and often life-changing answers to the genealogical questions that haunt many Canadians.

Currently, ANCESTORS IN THE ATTIC has not been commissioned for a fifth season. If you enjoy this series and would like to see more, this is the season to watch and to tell your friends and family about.

Thank you to K. Baker Halton-Peel Branch OGS Newsletter Editor for this great news.

If you would like to see episodes from Seasons 1,2 or 3 go to and then click on Ancestors in the Attic on the lower left side.