Our Celtic Quest and our Newsletter
The second issue of the Our Celtic Quest is here! The January 2020 SIG Newsletter and Our Celtic Quest are now online in our Member’s Only area of the website.
If you are planning a research trip this year, you won’t want to miss information in the Newsletter about two companies offering research travel to Ireland.
For more information on this year’s OGS Conference being held in Hamilton, please click on the title above.
Our Celtic Quest Newsletter
The first issue of the year is here! The January 2020 newsletter by Richard M. Doherty is now online in our Member’s Only area of the website.
Celtic Life International Magazine
Ontario Ancestors (OGS) has arranged for digital copies of this magazine to be made available on the Ireland SIG website, member’s only section. Please visit the page (drop down menu – Members Only/Celtic Life International Magazine) to see this latest great addition to our Member Resources.
2019 AGM Minutes Now Online
Please visit the Member’s Only Section of the website under SIG Business.
OGS Webinar Sponsored by the Ireland SIG
Last September we sponsored the OGS Webinar: Navigating Online Resources for Irish Research, presented by Donny Moughty.
If you missed that presentation it is still available to watch on the OGS website by clicking the following link: https://ogs.on.ca/webinars-2/. OGS members may view recordings of webinars after the presentation date.
We have a winner!
The winner of our Facebook fall draw is Nancy Vaillancourt! Congrats Nancy and thank you to those who posted info about their ancestors!!
2019 OGS Membership
Visit OGS Membership page here.
The 2019 membership season will open on November 1, 2018. All current memberships expire on December 31, 2018. Current members need to renew before then to prevent any lapse in benefits or Member’s Only Access. New memberships will be effective immediately upon joining, giving of to 14 months of membership benefits. Register early to qualify for the early bird prize draw (see below).
“OGS Grow Our Family” Returns
Our highly successful Grow Our Family membership program is returning for another year. The program permits any renewing member to “partner” with any new member at the time of renewing/joining and BOTH receive a 50% discount on their Society membership ($31.50 instead of $63!). The new member must not have been a member in either 2017 or 2018. You can take advantage of the Grow Our Family discount between November 1 and 5 pm on December 15. So put your thinking caps on and invite a friend, relative or colleague to join you in belonging to Canada’s largest family history organization.
Early Bird Prize Draw
All new and renewing members who are registered by 5 pm on November 30 will be entered in our Early Bird Registration Prize draw. All prize winners will be notified by December 7th by email.
All new and all renewing members who complete their 2019 registration as a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society prior to 5 pm on November 30th will be entered into a draw for the following prizes (see note). We gratefully acknowledge and thank the companies who have contributed the following prizes.
- 2 individuals will each be awarded one Ancestry DNA kit
- 2 individuals will each be awarded one Ancestry subscription
- one individual will be awarded one MyHeritage DNA kit
- one individual will be awarded one MyHeritage Complete subscription
- 2 individuals will each be awarded one Findmypast Ultimate British & Irish subscription