Branch Presentations/Meetings

This is an online collection of the minutes from our general monthly meetings, along with a link to videos which have been recorded.

DateTopic / DescriptionPDF FileVideo
Thursday, April 13, 2017Preparing for the Archives of OntarioResearch GuideWatch
Thursday, March 23, 2017Getting the Most from Land Records - Linda Corupe, U.E.Handout/SyllabusWatch
Thursday, February 16, 2017Gathering Oral & Written Histories - Shirley L. Sturdevant, PLCGSHandout/SyllabusWatch
Thursday, January 19, 2017Start or Restart, Rejuvenate & Stimulate! - Mike QuackenbushWatch
Thursday, April 21, 2016Thomas MacEntee - Research Right: Tracking and Evaluating Your Genealogy Research Boot Camp
Part 1: Using and Managing a Genealogy Research Log (1.5 hrs)
You’ll learn how to access and use a genealogy research log that is spreadsheet-based (either Excel or Google Drive). We’ll also cover other alternatives including Microsoft Word tables. In addition, we’ll discuss the importance of using a “to do list” when attempting to research a specific ancestor. We’ll also track our searches using the Search Attempts tab on the research log. Finally, you’ll learn how to make additions or deletions to your own research log, so you can customize one to your own liking and research habits.
Part 1 - HandoutWatch on Vimeo
Password: reslog
Thomas MacEntee - Research Right: Tracking and Evaluating Your Genealogy Research Boot Camp
Part 2: Citing Sources and Evaluating Evidence (1.5 hrs)
You’ll learn how to use the source citation templates, evidence evaluation features, as well as how to add/remove features to create a customized research log of your own. A good deal of time will be spent on citing sources and resources to make the process easier. In addition, we’ll cover how to look at a record and evaluate the evidence to determine if it proves or disproves the proof point. Finally, you’ll see how you can add new source citation templates, add new columns and more.

BONUS: FREEBIE Research Resource Toolbox
BONUS: FREEBIE Common Genealogy Citation Formats
BONUS: FREEBIE Excel Shortcut Keys
Part 2 - Handout
Watch on Vimeo
Password: reslog
Thursday, March 24, 2016The Scots-Irish Migration Into North America - Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG (streamed-in)Register and Watch Recording
Thursday, February 18, 2016A Conference in Review - RootsTech 2016 - Mike Quackenbush
Thursday, January 21, 2016AGM (Janice Brain / Mike Quackenbush) & The 'Accidental' Genealogist - Sandra Joyce (streamed-in)
Thursday, November 19, 2016From Family Tree to Family Treasure - Christine Woodcock (streamed-in)
Thursday, October, 2016Cracking the Clues in the Canadian Census Records - Kathryn Lake Hogan UE, PLCGS (streamed-in)
Thursday, April 16, 2015Using the Family Search Historical Records Collection - Tim Bingaman (streamed-in)
Thursday, March 26, 2015Taking your Irish ancestors back over the pond - Ruth Blair, PLCGSMinutesWatch
Thursday, February 19, 2015Building a story about a cemetery - Steve Fulton UEMinutesWatch
Thursday, January 15, 2015Connecting UELAC and genealogy - Pat Blackburn UE, AGM - Janice Brain, 2014 YE Financial Report - Judith Hayman UEMinutes
Thursday, September 18, 2014How to use government records to put flesh on your ancestor - Dr. David ElliottMinutes
Thursday, April 17, 2014Inheritance in Ontario: Estate Files and Beyond - Jane E. McNamaraMinutes
Thursday, March 20, 2014DNA and your research - David NaylorMinutes
Thursday, February 20, 2014WWI, WWII, Korean War - Cpt Steven Waldron & Sgt Craig MarvinMinutes
Thursday, January 16, 2014AGM - Janice Brain, 2013 YE Financial Report - Judith Hayman UE, OGS Conference Niagara - Steve Fulton UEMinutes
Sunday, November 17, 2013The Genealogy GPS - Ruth BlairMinutes
Sunday, October 20, 2013No speaker, Rountable discussion in lieuMinutes
Sunday, September 22, 2013Women in Local History - Bob WilliamsonMinutes
Sunday, April 21, 2013Causes, Outcomes and Events of the War of 1812 - Dr. Wesley TurnerMinutes
Sunday, March 17, 2013Militia Records in LAC - Glenn Wright (streamed-in)Minutes
Sunday, February 17, 2013Ontario cemetery records and projects - Diane Clendenan & Marjorie StuartMinutes
Thursday, January 17, 2013AGM - Catherine Niemi, 2012 YE Financial Report, Billy GreenFinancials
Sunday, November 18, 2012The British Army in Canada 1758-1874 (Resources and Research Strategies) - Glenn WrightMinutes
Sunday, October 21, 2012Full-Text Books Online: Where Are WE in 2012? - Marian Press (Archives Ontario)Minutes
Sunday, September 16, 2012LDS research tools and projects - Gwen Armstrong (Toronto FHL)Minutes
Sunday, April 15, 2012OGS Website and World Wide Calendar/Events from Niagara Branch - Steve Fulton UEMinutes
Sunday, January 15, 2012AGM - Catherine Niemi, 2011 YE Financial Report, Billy GreenFinancials
Sunday, November 20, 2011Researching Canadian WWI Service Records (Using Online and Traditional Resources) - Rick Roberts (Global Genealogy)Minutes
Sunday, October 16, 2011Doctor's Medicines and Instruments of the 1840's onwards - Dr. RichardsonMinutes
Sunday, March 20, 2011Ain't I a woman? And Women on Ancestry - Leslie Anderson (
Sunday, February 20, 2011Ontario Land Records - Kathy Orr (genealogist)Minutes
Sunday, January 16, 2011AGM - Catherine Niemi, 2010 YE Financial ReportMinutes