Upcoming Monthly Meetings & Events for 2012
|BGOGS usually meets the fourth Tuesday of every month except during winter months when our meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of the month, in the afternoon. Each month, meetings are held in a different location throughout Grey or Bruce County. Everyone is welcome to our meetings. You do not have to be a member of BGOGS to attend.|
|January 28, 2012||1:30 pm||L. D. S. Family History Centre 490 2nd Ave S.E. Owen Sound, ON.||Roberta Clark||Traps and Pitfalls in Genealogical Research|
|Saturday: Feb. 25, 2012,||1:30 p.m.||Grey Roots Museum & Archives in conjunction with the Black History Event.||For Registration Form and information on speakers go to Grey Roots.||Check Grey Roots Website at www.greyroots.com/ for further information. You must register for this event. The cost is $25.00.|
|March 24, 2012||1:30 pm||L.D.S.Family History Centre 490 2nd Ave SE Owen Sound, Ontario||Kathleen Szakall||Genealogy 101|
|April 24, 2012||7:30 p.m.||L. D. S. Family History Centre 490 2nd Ave S.E. Owen Sound, ON.||Ross King||His experience collecting Coins and Postcards|
|May 22, 2012||7:30 pm||L. D. S. Family History Centre 490 2nd Ave S.E. Owen Sound, ON.||Art Harvey||History of Bruce & Grey Masons|
|June 26, 2012||7:30 p.m.||Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre Southampton, ON.||Anne Marie Collins & Assistants||Anne Marie and assistants will give an update on new genealogical accessions.|
|July 24, 2012||5pm||L. D. S. Family History Centre 490 2nd Ave S.E. Owen Sound, ON||Great Finds in Your Genealogy. Show and Tell. Everyone has a story.||Potluck picnic. Bring a dish to share with everyone. Bring your own plates and cutlery.|
|2012||1p.m.- 10p.m||Kelso Beach||Annual Picnic||144th Emancipation Festival: Celebrate Family History, Fellowship, Oral History, Documented History, Community Culture and Roots. For information: email@example.com or go to www.emancipation.ca|
|August 12-18, 2012||Trip to Salt Lake City||2012 Salt Lake City Research Trip to Salt Lake City. for information email Kathleen Szakall at firstname.lastname@example.org See information and Registration form below.|
|August 28, 2012||7:30 pm||Frank St. Church, Wiarton, ON.||Gloria Phillips||British Home Children|
|Sept.20th & 21st, 2012||Grey Roots and Bruce County Cultural Centre||Free days of research for registrants.||You must have pre-registered to take part in this.|
|Sept. 22, 2012||8:30- 3:30||Normanby Arena Complex, 759 Arthur St., Ayton, ON.||Kathleen Szakall and Rick Roberts||Check below for information on the fall event and registration form.|
|Saturday, Oct.27, 2012||.1:30 p.m.||Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre Southampton, ON.||Janet Iles||"Cite Your Sources"|
|November 27, 2012||7:30 pm||L.D.S.Family History Centre 490 2nd Ave SE Owen Sound, Ontario||In lieu of a guest speaker, a few of our members will speak on a variety of topics including; Serendipity in Genealogy, Researching in Salt Lake City and Unusual Web Sites.|
|December 2012||No Meeting||Merry Christmas and Happy New Year|
Bruce & Grey Branch,Ontario Genealogical Society
Annual Fall Event
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Normanby Arena Complex, 750 Arthur St. Ayton, ON.
Kathleen LaBudie Szakall has spent over 30 years researching her Polish ancestors; lectured for over 25 years on various Polish and Ontario resources; over 25 years Officer and / or Director of the Polish Genealogical Society; Michigan. More than 15 years as Branch Officer of BGOS; 15 years as volunteer at the Owen Sound Family History Centre and along with Jan Zeleski developed an on-line genealogy course & companion textbook, "Finding Your Polish Ancestors."
Rick Roberts' family history addiction began during summer vacations on his grandparent's farm. Rainy days were filled by sorting through family pictures, documents and artifacts while listening to his grandmother's well-worn family stories. His hobby evolved into a business when he co-founded Global Genealogy with his wife Sandra in 1992. Their genealogy supply business launced an online store three years later, soon followed by an online magazine. Rick began publishing history, vital records, and genealogy how-to books in 1997 under the Global Heritage Press imprint, adding the MacDonald Research imprint in 2007. (Copied from web-site - http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/authors/authrr.htm.
8:30- 9:00: Registration, Visit Vendor's Tables
9:00 - 9:15: Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 -10:15: Kathleen LaBudie - Szakall - "How to Find Part of your Family on the Internet."
Knowing the old fashioned ways, but still true methodology, learn some steps to deter;mine if what you found on the internet is truly your family or just some other family with the same name. Take that info you just found and use it as a springboard to locate and obtain additional research.
10:15- 1030: Break, visit Vendor's Tables.
10:30 - 11:30: Rick Roberts - Organizing, preserving and sharing physical documents, pictures, printed charts & reports.
11:30 - 12: 00: BGOGS Annual Meeting & Presentation of Ken Young & Betty Wilson Family Story Awards.
12:00 - 1:00: Hot Lunch: Chicken & Beef Lunch with Homemade Pies- Visit Vendors Tables & Network.
1:00 - 2:15: Rick Roberts - Researching your Ontario Roots Using Traditional and Online Resources - an overview.
2:15 - 2:30: Break, Mingle and Visit Vendor's Tables.
2:30- 3:30: Rick Roberts - Introducing Family Tree Maker 2012 and its important features.
For futher activities of the branch visit the BGOGS web site at http://bruceandgreygenealogy.ca/
Email us at: email@example.com
While in Bruce and Grey counties, come early and visit the Bruce County Cultural Centre & Archives and Grey Roots. See what they have to offer you as a Bruce and Grey County researcher. There will be two free days of research to Fall Event participants on Thursday, September 23, and Friday, September 24. You must pre-register to take advantage of this offer. This is an opportunity to make use of their vast holdings
Phone:_________________________________ Email: _____________________________________________
Make checks payable to and mail to: Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society (BGOS)
Att: Joanne Carr
P. O. Box 66, Owen Sound, ON. N4K 5P1
Registration Fee: $35.00 before Sept.14th or $40.00 at the door (includes lunch)
Motels & Bed & Breakfasts
Varney Inn Motel & Restaurant, 313010 Highway 6 at Varney, South of Durham 519-369-9982
Campbell Brae, 493775 Baptist Church Road, North of Grey Road 4 519-369-2909
Dr. James Gunn Inn, 283 Durham Road East, on Grey Road 27 519-369-6876 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Still Life Retreat, 394591 Concession 2, Glenelg Township, North of Grey Road 12 - 519-369-3663, email: email@example.com
Owen Sound Area
Best Western Inn on the Bay, 1800 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound - 519-371-9200
Days Inn, 950 6th Street East, Owen Sound - 519-376-1551
The Butchart Estate B & B, 919 5th Avenue East, Owen Sound - 519-371-0208
West Winds Bed & Breakfast, RR3 (South on 2nd Avenue), Owen Sound - 519-376-9003
|Several days each year are slated for cemetery transcribing. Volunteers are needed to visit a cemetery and transcribe information from the headstones and/or to update or verify previously transcribed information. If you would like to volunteer to be on a transcribing crew or need further information, please contact Betty Siegrist at (519) 534-1078|
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