Every year, there are a number of American who come ‘north of the border’ to take in the Ontario Genealogical Conference (OGS), and to learn about their Canadian ancestors, but this year there are a number of added incentives:
- The American dollar is worth more this year! It’s currently about $1.25 Canadian. Think of how much you will save while learning more about the hobby that we all enjoy!
- The Conference will not be far from the US border, as it's being held in Barrie, a city about an hour north of the Toronto airport.
- The conference will also feature Thomas MacEntee from Chicago, who will be the moderator on the Panel Discussion: Tracks through Time on Saturday morning, and on Sunday, will present Tracing Your New York Ancestors.
There are interviews with the various speakers, and I have covered them in the following blogs -
Interview No. 1 with Thomas MacEntee and Dr.Janet Few at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/update-ogs-conference-interviews.html
Interview No. 2 with Dr. Maurice Gleeson at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/another-ogs-interview.html
Interview No. 3 with Kirsty Gray http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/update-ogs-conference-interview-no-3.html
Interview No. 4 with Dave Obee http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/03/update-ogs-conference-interview-no-4.html
Come join us for all this, and more.
Barrie is not only a lovely place to visit at that time of the year, but it is also—relatively-speaking—a short drive away from some of Ontario's historic pioneer settlements, as found around Lake Simcoe; the cottage country of the Kawarthas (home to the Peter Robinson Settlers, near Peterborough); the Penetang region, including Penetanguishene; some of the older parts of (now, since amalgamation) the City of Toronto; scenic Georgian Bay; and the gateway to beautiful Northern Ontario.