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Gene-O-Rama

Thank you to all the Registrants, Volunteers and Vendors who made Gene-O-Rama 2019 a huge success.

We are always looking for more volunteers for the event, so if you can help with Gene-O-Rama 2020, please contact Doug Gray at ottawachair@ogs.on.ca.

Gene-O-Rama 2020 will be held 3-4 April at the Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa. Our keynote speaker will be Thomas MacEntee! Stay tuned for more details.

 

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Check out the Ottawa Branch Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/237267743111732/

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a new challenge for the future? Here’s a way to expand your genealogical network. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity, your assistance would be appreciated. The current executive members are willing to train and help ease the transition to these positions. We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Mike More at ottawapastchair@ogs.on.ca.

  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Member at Large
  • Library Volunteers
  • TONI Indexers

Check here for details on these and other opportunities


Genealogy Lunch Bunch

Starting in September 2019, Back-t-Basics will be replaces by Genealogy Lunch Bunch. If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us! Sessions are free and open to all. You are invited to bring a “brown bag” lunch to eat while we hold a presentation or a Research Workshop. Coffee and tea will be available throughout the sessions. Our normal monthly presentation social time will start at 1:00pm along with the regular cookies. See the Calendar on teh home page for the schedule.

Membership

Membership in Ontario Genealogical Society provides for the ability to join Ottawa Branch. Please refer to the OGS Membership page for complete details.

 What Can I Do?

It’s sure nice to hear that at a meeting: What can I do to help the Branch?

Some of us have been on the Board for several years. Check the list in the latest issue of The Ottawa Genealogist to see what positions are vacant. If you don’t think you are ready, the current Board would be happy to spend the next year training replacements. Most of these jobs require only a couple of hours each week and I am sure that most of us could afford to skip a couple of TV shows. The descriptions of the Board positions are at Job Descriptions.

Not ready to contribute to running the Branch? There are other smaller tasks to be done. How about bringing the juice and cookies to the monthly meeting? Show up half an hour early to start the coffee pot brewing? Welcome new members at meetings? Spend a couple of hours in the City Archives helping researchers? Help give a course or introduction to new genealogists? Work on the Facebook or Blog? Tell your story in The Ottawa Genealogist or at a branch meeting? How about indexing some of our holdings for The Ontario Name Index? Help with a library project? There are many ways that you can contribute to the Branch. Let us know what you can do to help.

It is your Branch and every one of you is responsible for its future. Working together we can make the Branch better and help our hobby.

Mike More

Ottawa Branch

Ottawa Branch is one of 29 Branches of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS). The Ottawa Branch is “responsible” for Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew, Prescott and Russell Counties in Ontario. The Branch consists of members who seek and share information about family history. Its mission is “To encourage, assist and bring together all those interested in the pursuit of family history.” If you want to discover more about your family origins, or how and where to locate information about your ancestors, hundreds of our members will be there to help you.

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