Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Irish Family History Workshop - call for proposals

The following is posted for the Toronto Branch of OGS


Irish Family History Workshop
8 August 2009
North York Central Library Auditorium
5120 Yonge Street, Toronto

The Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto Branch and the Canadiana Department of the North York Central Library will be co-hosting a one-day workshop on Irish family history research.

We are looking for speakers who would like to be part of the workshop. Unfortunately the lead-time is short.

You are invited to submit brief proposals for lectures on any aspect of genealogical research about the Irish in Ontario, in Ireland, or in any part of the world.

Workshop attendees will be most interested in lectures emphasizing sources and research techniques that might be useful in their own research. We are looking for both very focused, and more general presentations, at various skill levels. Each session will be one hour long, including five or ten minutes for questions. Presentations should be accompanied with visual material—we can provide a computer projector or an overhead projector. Speakers will also be expected to provide a handout of supporting material (up to four pages) which we will photocopy for all registrants.

Speakers will be paid an honorarium of $100 per lecture, plus modest expenses for travel and accommodation.

Please submit your lecture proposals by e-mail. Please keep them brief and informal, at this point. (We may ask for more details later.) Be sure to include your mailing address, phone number, and a brief bio.


For more information about the Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto Branch, please see:

To submit proposals or ask a question about the event, please contact the Irish Workshop Committee at

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