Flyer for Conference 2015 - Global Genealogy & History Shoppe


Flyer for Conference 2015 - Global Genealogy & History Shoppe
 VENUE The Annual Conference will be held at Georgian College, Barrie Campus, One Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON ACCOMMODATION Georgian College Barrie residence, located on campus. Residence Suites consists of two bedrooms, each with an extra long double bed, plus a shared bathroom and kitchenette. The cost per night is $75 + HST and is valid until May 15, 2015 and a continental breakfast is included. To book your room call (705)722‐5190 and tell them you are with OGS to receive the special price. Parking is free for those staying at the residence. Paid parking is available for $5 per day (no in & out privileges) in the lot adjacent to the Conference area of campus. Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre – 20 Fairview Rd, Barrie, ON. Call (705) 728‐6191 for reservations Room Rate $119 + HST per night, including breakfast. REGISTRATION Online registration is now available at Registrations can be paid using PayPal or by mailing to us a completed registration form along with a cheque/Visa/MasterCard payment to OGS Conference 2015, 40 Orchard Blvd, Suite 102, Toronto, ON M4R 1B9. On‐site registrations will be available in the Residence on Thursday from 4pm to 6pm and the rest of the weekend in the lobby of Alumni Hall, Building K. MARKETPLACE The Marketplace is open to both registrants and non‐registrants. OGS, its branches and special interest groups, other genealogical and historical societies and commercial vendors will be displaying their products. Fast Track (new) – 20 minute presentations taking place in a small seating area with stage and podium inside Marketplace SYLLABUS The conference Syllabus includes summaries and support material for all Saturday and Sunday lectures. Each registrant will receive one flash drive containing the syllabus in PDF form. Family registrations will receive only one flash drive. Paper copies of the syllabus can be purchased for an extra fee of $25 and must be ordered before May 15th, 2015
MEALS ‐ deadline for ordering is May 10th SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday BBQ Dinner = $21 6oz Boneless Chicken Breast Garden Salad & Sweet Potato Fries Steamed vegetables & Dinner Rolls Dessert Water, Juice or Pop Saturday Lunch = $12 Ham, Turkey, roast beef, egg salad or veggie (from selection) Carrots, celery sticks and ranch dip Cookie Water, Juice or Pop Sunday Lunch = $15 Chicken, Beef or shrimp stir fry with fresh vegetables tossed in a sweet teriyaki glazed served over rice Cookie or square Water, Juice or Pop BANQUET – Saturday May 30th, 2015 Reception (cash bar) 6:00pm Dinner at 7:00 pm Chef Salad 8 oz Prime Rib, au jus, with roasted potatoes and horseradish Thursday, May 28th 4 – 6 pm ‐ Registration Friday, May 29th 8:00 ‐ 5:30 pm Registration 9:00 – 11:30 am Friday Morning Workshops W1 – W4 9:00 Tour One Departs T1 9:15 Tour Two Departs T2 12:00 noon Tour Departs T3 1:00 – 3:30 pm Friday Afternoon Workshops W5 – W8 1:00 – 5:30 pm ‐ Marketplace 4:30 – 5:30 pm First‐Timers Gathering (New) 4:30 – 5:30 pm NIGS Graduation 7:00 – 9:00 pm Opening Ceremonies: Keynote Speaker Kirsty Gray – “ If I Could Turn Back Time” 9:00 ‐10:00 pm Welcome and Networking Reception Saturday, May 30th 7:30 – noon Registration 8:30 – 9:30 am Panel Discussion P1 9:45 – 11:45 am Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Genealogical Society 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Marketplace 12:15 – 1:15 pm Ireland Special Interest Group Meeting 1:45 – 2:45 pm Sessions S1 – S5 3:15 – 4:15 pm Sessions S6 – S10 4:30 – 5:30 pm Sessions S11 – S15 6:00 – 7:00 pm Reception 7:00 – 10:00 pm Banquet: After‐Dinner Speaker Dr. Maurice Gleeson – “Genealogy 2020 – All Aboard!“ OR Lemon butter salmon with wild rice pilaf Seasonal vegetables Dessert Soft drinks, coffee or tea After Dinner Speaker Dr. Maurice Gleeson Genealogy 2020 – all aboard! FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS – 9:00 am – 11:30 am Sunday, May 31st 7:00 – 8:00 am – Scottish Special Interest Group Meeting 8:00 – 9:00 am Sessions S16 – S20 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Marketplace 9:15 – 10:15 am OGS Branch Executive Meeting 10:30 – 11:30 am Sessions S21 – S25 11:45 am – 12:45 pm Irish Palatine Special Interest Group Meeting 12:00 – 12:45 pm British Home Child Special Interest Group Meeting 1:00 – 2:00 pm Sessions S26 – S30 2:30 – 3:30 pm Sessions S31 – S35 3:45 – 4:30 pm Closing Ceremonies: Wrap‐Up Speaker Kirsty Gray PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE W1 What is a Surname Study and Why Do One? By Kirsty Gray ‐
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W3 Hands on workshop working through various Google programs and websites using your own research goals to better understand how to unleash the real power of Google (need to bring your laptop) Tracking Generations using 19th Century Irish Land Valuation Records. By Richard Doherty ‐
W4 Will discuss the various parts of researching surnames from data collection through synthesis to publishing & publicizing outcomes Google for Genealogists. By Thomas MacEntee Explores four types of 19th century Irish Land Valuations The Ancestor Investigator Biography Workshop. By Tammy Tipler‐Priolo ‐
Set to teach you to start your ancestors’ biographies with the help of birth, wedding and obituary announcements as well as family stories, pictures and other relevant documents FRDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS – 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm W5 How to set up and run a Y‐DNA Surname Study. By Dr. Maurice Gleeson ‐
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W8 Guides you in a step by step fashion through the process of a DNA surname project Maps and Mapping for the 21st Century. By James F.S. Thomson ‐ Learn how 21st century mapping & other tools can enable the genealogist to create or compile unique and very helpful maps and plan One Thing Leads to another: Research techniques to help you follow the right ancestral trail. By Jane E MacNamara (Attendance is limited to 40) Family History research is all about detective work – imaging what records might exist around life events, finding out how to find the records, gleaming every bit of information from them – and letting those records lead you to the next source – Managing the Genealogy data Monster. By Thomas MacEntee ‐
Attendees will learn in this hands on workshop the basics of working “smarter” instead of “harder” when it comes to managing genealogy data. (will need to bring your laptop and have a basic knowledge of Word, Excel or Google drive) FRIDAY TOURS T1 T2 T3 Tour 1 ‐ Sainte Marie among the Hurons and S.S. Keewatin Day Tour (9 am until 4:30 pm) ($66.00 per person (minimum 20 persons) Tour 2 – Victorian Barrie Walking Tour and Barrie Public Library (9:15 am – 1:30 pm) ($45.00 per person (minimum 20 people) Tour 3 – Simcoe County Museum and Simcoe County Archives (12:00 noon – 4:15 pm) ($45.00 per person (maximum 20 people) FOR FULL DESCRIPTION OF SESSIONS PLEASE REFER TO THE WEBSITE WWW.OGS.ON.CA/CONFERENCE SATURDAY – MAY 30TH, 2015 ‐ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Panel Panel Discussion: Tracks through Time Moderator: Thomas MacEntee; Panelists Richard M. Doherty, Dr. Maurice Gleeson, Kirsty Gray, Dave Obee SATURDAY – MAY 30TH, 2015 – 1:45 PM ‐ 2:45 PM S01 Uproar and Disorder: the Bible Christians of North Devon and their impact upon nineteenth century Canada by Dr. Janet Few (Lecture streamed in) Identifying Immigrant Ancestors by Janice Nickerson Breaking the Silence by Sandra Joyce and Karen Mahoney A Sense of Place and Time by Dave Obee Don’t you love a big index? The top 25 big indexes to consider for every Ontario ancestor by Jane E. MacNamara S02 S03 S04 S05 SATURDAY – MAY 30TH, 2015 – 3:15 PM ‐ 4:15 PM S06 18th Century Migration of Quakers: Case Study of Ezekiel Dennis by Fran Murphy S07 Ancestors Brought to Canada through Government Recruitment Campaigns by Sarah Warner S08 Enrolled Pensioners Scheme in Penetanguishene and Amherstburg by Debra Honor (Lecture streamed out) S09 Tools for Embarking upon German Research by Richard M. Doherty S10 Searching for Surnames: Challenges, Pitfalls and the Downright Ridiculous by Kirsty Gray RESEARCH ROOM – Friday afternoon 1 to 5 pm // Saturday 9 am to 5 pm // Sunday 9 am to 2 pm SATURDAY – MAY 30TH, 2015 – 4:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 19th Century Migration of Mennonites in Upper Canada by Fran Murphy Child Migration to Canada in the 19th and 20th Centuries by Kirsty Gray Loyalist or Patriot: Whose Side was He On? by Kathryn Lake Hogan Tracking Your Illusive Aboriginal Ancestors in the Records by Tammy Tipler‐Priolo Inheritance Interrupted: WW1 reflected in Ontario Estate Files by Jane E. MacNamara SUNDAY – MAY 30TH, 2015 – 8:00 am – 9:00 am S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 Ireland’s Estate Papers: Tracking Landlords and Tenants by Richard M. Doherty Canadians during the Australian Gold Rush by Guylaine Pétrin Putting Your Ancestors in their Place: an introduction to one‐place studies by Dr. Janet Few (Lecture streamed in)
Fur Traders and How They Opened the Continent by Ruth Burkholder End of the Line: Wills by Debra Honor SUNDAY – MAY 30TH, 2015 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am S21 S22 S23 S24 S25 They Came from Scotland: Tracking Your Immigrant Ancestors by Christine Woodcock Tracking the Irish Palatines in Ireland by Austin Bovenizer (Lecture streamed in) Quebec Church and Civil Records 1621‐2000 by Gary Schroder Western Canada by Rail by Dave Obee Canadian Copyright for Family History by Kathryn Lake Hogan SUNDAY – MAY 30TH, 2015 – 1:00 pm ‐ 2:00 pm S26 S27 S28 S29 S30 The Route of DNA from Flanders to Barrie, via London and Limerick by Dr. Maurice Gleeson Free at Last! Researching African Americans in Canada During Slavery by Kathryn Lake Hogan Piecing Together a Shattered Family by Vicki McKay Tracing Your New York Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee Doing Family History Research from Your Home by Ken McKinlay (Lecture streamed in) SUNDAY – MAY 30TH, 2015 – 2:30 pm ‐ 3:30 pm S31 S32 S33 S34 S35 World War I British Army Research by James F. S. Thomson Quebec Census, Probate, and Land Records 1621‐2000: How to Find Them and How to Use Them by Gary Schroder From Eastern Europe to Canada by Dave Obee Railways and Genealogy by Ruth Burkholder Going Totally Offline, Almost – On‐site researching in Libraries and Archives by Alan Campbell CANCELLATION POLICY – Registrants cancelling prior to April 1st, 2015 will receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee. Cancellations from April 1st to May 15th will receive a 70% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 15th. CURRENCY – All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars. For those coming from outside of Canada, the simplest way to register is on‐line at website using PayPal. SPECIAL NEEDS – The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, with easy elevator access.