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Conference 2021 Weekend was EPIC!

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ABOUT ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Welcome to the Conference 2021

Ontario Ancestors is a membership-driven organization but it is also a service organization. Similarly to many service clubs whose members work together to serve their communities’ greatest needs by promoting service, fellowship, values, or pride, our organization works together for the community of genealogists.

Conference Schedule

Keep in mind, we have two streams this year on (June 5th and June 6th, 2021).

Conference sessions are recorded and available for 30 days.

Monday  May 31st, 2021

FAST TRAX SESSION #1 What’s new in Family Tree Maker


Speaker: Mark Olsen

Description: This Family Tree Maker class is for all levels of genealogists and will cover all the newest updates and information about Family Tree Maker and related plug ins. 

There is no need to register for FastTrax sessions. On the evening of the event, you will be able to access the Zoom link from the conference website.

Tuesday June 1st, 2021

FAST TRAX SESSION #2 – Genealogy Research Institutes: What’s in it for me?


Christine Woodcock – Genealogy Educator

Genealogy research institutes aren’t the same as genealogy conferences. Institutes are a new way of learning. The Canadian Genealogical Virtual Research Intensive (CGVRI) is focused on teaching topics that are important to anyone researching their Canadian ancestors. Whether those ancestors remained in Canada or simply passed through. Canadian resources are unique, and these courses will give you an in-depth look at what they are, how to use them, and what you can gain from them. Our instructors are all Canadian genealogists who are experts in the area they are teaching about. Learn more about research institutes by attending this Fast Trax.

There is no need to register for FastTrax sessions. On the evening of the event, you will be able to access the Zoom link from the conference website.

Wednesday June 2nd, 2021

FAST TRAX SESSION #3 – A Vast and Virtual Genealogical Library is Waiting for Your Exploration



Mike Mansfield – MyHeritage.com – Director of Content Operations

Digital library initiatives have brought millions of books online covering almost every topic imaginable. These collections contain hundreds of thousands of titles of great interest to genealogists and family historians. This session will focus on how to find and use these printed sources to advance your research.

There is no need to register for FastTrax sessions. On the evening of the event, you will be able to access the Zoom link from the conference website.

Thursday June 3rd, 2021

Ontario Ancestors June Webinar – Treasures in the Miscellaneous Collection

This event is open to the public and pre-registration is required.

Friday June 4th, 2021

ANCESTRY DAY

This is a special event purchased separate from conference.

Conference 2021 Keynote Presentation with Janice Nickerson.

“My Roots, Your Roots, Our Ontario Roots”

I am a proud 8th-generation Canadian, with English, German, Irish, Welsh and First Nations ancestry. Most OGS members I’ve met have mostly European ancestry. Our publications and programming reflect this, including those of our Special Interest Groups. But Ontario has been transformed many times through the arrival of new groups of people from all over the world, and will continue to change. So let’s consider how we can best embrace this challenge to fulfill our mission “To encourage, bring together and assist those interested in the pursuit of family history and to preserve our Ontario genealogical heritage.”

Saturday June 5th, 2021

CONFERENCE – DAY 1

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – SESSION #1
  • 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM – SESSION #2
  • 10:15 AM -11:30 AM – SESSION #3
  • 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM – SPONSORED LUNCH – FamilySearch – Topic: Ontario Records on FamilySearch
  • 2:00PM – 3:00 PM – SESSION #4
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & BREAK
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – SESSION #5
  • 6:30 PM- 6:45 PM – BREAK
  • 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM – SESSION #6
  • 7:45 PM – 8:00 PM – BREAK
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – SESSION #7
Sunday June 6th, 2021

CONFERENCE – DAY 2

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – SESSION #1
  • 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM – SESSION #2
  • 10:15 AM -11:15 AM – SESSION #3
  • 11:15 PM – 12:45 PM – SPONSORED LUNCH – Vendor Showcase
  • 2:00PM – 4:15 PM – SESSION #4
  • 4:15 PM – 4:30 PM – BREAK
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – SESSION #5
  • 5:30 PM- 5:40 PM – CONFERENCE CLOSING

Refunds

Refunds for conference registration will be considered until 11:59 pm (EDT), May 30, 2021 for extenuating circumstances only.

Due to the nature and format of our conference this year, no refunds will be granted after this time, for any circumstances.

Any request for a conference registration refund should be sent to registration@ogs.on.ca and include a detailed explanation of the said request.

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Our Speaker Lineup

JANICE NICKERSON 

Upper Canada Genealogy

SERGE PAQUET

 Archives of Ontario

ART TAYLOR

Digital Genealogist & Photographer

LIANNE KRUGER

Professional Genealogist and Speaker

LYNN PALERMO

Genealogy Educator and Blogger

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