Thursday, 14 October 2010

OGS Toronto Branch Scottish Family History Call for Speakers

As the deadline for proposals for this event is 1 November, here is a reminder from the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society about their call for speakers for the June 2011 workshop, co-hosted with the Canadiana Department of the North York Central Library, on Scottish Family History.

The principal speaker at this workshop, genealogist and author Chris Paton from Scotland, will be giving three presentations, titled: "The Godly Commonwealth", "Scottish House and Land History" and "The Weavers of Perth". Detailed summaries of these presentations are now available on the Toronto Branch website at

The Branch is looking for other speakers who would like to be part of this one-day workshop. We are inviting proposals for full-length (one-hour) presentations on topics related to Scottish genealogy (such as online resources, poor law records, education records, migration to and within Scotland, or Scottish repositories), as well as shorter case study presentations (20 to 30 minutes).

Again, the deadline for proposals is Monday, 1 November 2010.

Further information on the call and how to make submissions can be found at

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