08 January 2013

OGS Conference 2013

The program for this year's Ontario Genealogical Society conference, to be held in Oshawa, May 31- June 2 again includes a diverse range of presentations - many favourite speakers - a few new - something for everyone.
Some of the notable presenters from outside Canada are:
Roger Kershaw, from The (UK) National Archives, who struck me as exceptionally knowledgeable when I heard him give one of the scheduled presentations in England a couple of years ago. Roger will be giving several presentations on immigration, including a perspective of home children and, rarely mentioned, the children evacuated to Canada in the first year of WW2 under the CORB scheme.
Maureen Taylor, best known for her expertise as a photo historian, will be giving two pre-conference workshops.
Liza Alzo makes a welcome return with three talks including one on her speciality of Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research.
Richard Doherty, from Michigan, is another US speaker back for a return engagement.
James N Jackson, also from Michigan and new to OGS as far as I know, will give three talks.
Another popular speaker, back again after a year's absence, is Dave Obee from Victoria.
There are also many Ontario-based speakers, although none from Eastern Ontario who get a rest after their higher profile last year in Kingston.
Further information, and a link for registration is at http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/OGSConference2013Registration-Dec27.pdf

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