Monday, 29 September 2014

Workshop on Upper Canada & Canada West Research: Call For Speakers

Speaker opportunity notice.

Toronto Branch OGS and the Canadiana Department of the North York Central Library will be co-sponsoring a one-day workshop on pre-Confederation Ontario family history and local history research. Speakers are sought.

The topic is broad but lectures should emphasize sources, research techniques, or historical background that will be helpful in research — or a combination of the above. Workshop attendees will all be active  researchers. You are invited to submit proposals for lectures on any aspect of pre-1867 genealogical or local history research that fits the above criteria.

We need lectures for audiences at all levels of expertise. Each session will be one hour long, including five to ten minutes for questions. Lectures should be illustrated – we will provide a computer projector and a laptop for use in the sessions. 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 $100 per lecture hour, plus modest expenses for travel and accommodation.

Please submit your lecture proposals by e-mail. 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 with your proposal.


To submit proposals or ask questions about the event, please contact Jean McNulty at

To learn more about the Toronto Branch OGS, please go to the home page of our website at

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