If you have roots in Canada that you've been "meaning to explore" more, then this conference is going to be on your "must-do" list. This year, FGS Member Society Ontario Genealogical Society is holding their annual conference in Toronto, June 3-5, 2016, called "Genealogy on the Cutting Edge."
The conference will offer a content-rich program packed with plenary and concurrent sessions; exciting pre-Conference tours, research trips and workshops; a 10,000 square foot Expo Hall; and, of course, plenty of opportunities to mingle with other family historians.
Some of the highlights of "Genealogy on the Cutting Edge" include:
- Popular genealogy speakers including Judy Russell (a.k.a. The Legal Genealogist), CeCe Moore, (a.k.a., Your Genetic Genealogist), Lisa Louise Cooke (Genealogy Gems); and Dr. Maurice Gleeson (UK-based genetic genealogist). However, if you have Canadian roots, you'll want to check out their complete list of speakers to see the breadth of the expertise on their program. And speaking of the program, check it out as well to see the depth of knowledge being shared.
- Exciting field trips: Hands-on Excursion to the Archives of Ontario; "Downton Excursion" for escorted visits to local libraries and archives for research; behind-the-laboratory doors for an exclusive guided tour of a DNA lab at The Center for Applied Genomics; and a chance to spend the day at Spadina's Museum, a.k.a., Toronto's "Downton Abbey."
The early-bird discount deadline is Conference website., but registering as soon as possible to ensure a spot in limited enrolment activities is strongly recommended. For full details about the program, speakers and schedule, as well as online registration, please visit the