Saturday, October 20, 2018 BGOGS Fall Event

The Bruce and Grey Branch OGS presents our 2018 Fall Event:

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Normanby Community Centre

818 Albert Street, Ayton, Ontario


Roberta Clark – has been researching her family’s roots for about twenty years. She has been our Newsletter Editor for a number of years and is currently the Branch Chair. She is also a former Region Director with The Ontario Genealogical Society.

Dianna Fulton – has been a long-time volunteer with the Niagara Branch and has served as the Board-Branch Liaison. She is chair of the British Home Child SIG (Special Interest Group), Co-Chair for the 2019 Conference, and was Co-Chair of Conference 2018. She enjoys the excitement of working with other volunteers. Dianna has a strong interest in encouraging the Society to reach out to younger age groups to engage them in genealogy.

Steve Fulton  – was elected President of the Society in June 2018. Steve’s qualifications come in many forms from work, family, and volunteerism. One thing that ties them all together is service for others before himself. Steve has been a member of the Society since 2008, including Branch Chair of Niagara since 2009. In addition to serving as Vice-President of the Society from 2016-2018, Steve is the head of the Technological Support and Innovation Committee (TSIC).


8:40 – 9:10                   Registration, Visit Vendors’ and Display Tables

9:10 – 9:15                   Welcome & General Remarks

9:15 – 10:15                  #1 Steve Fulton – United Empire Loyalists – Do you have a connection                                           to the U.S. Revolutionary War? Do you know what UE means after a                                                   person’s name? Let’s talk about United Empire Loyalists and how they                                               shaped Ontario as we know it today. Loyal she began, loyal she remains.

10:15 – 10:45                Break, Visit Tables

10:45 – 11:45                #2 Dianna Fulton – British Home Children – Do you have that mystery                                            child that just appeared or disappeared? Did you find them in a                                                          passenger list with other children? Dianna will speak about her                                                            grandfather and the discovery of what a BHC meant for her and an                                                    understanding of her Papa’s past.

11:45 – 12:15                BGOGS Annual Meeting

12:15 – 1:15                  Hot Chicken & Beef Buffet Lunch with Homemade Pies

1:15 – 2:15                  #3 Steve Fulton – Ontario Genealogical Society — Let’s understand and                                          discover the riches of being part of the largest Genealogical Society in                                                Canada. Exploring databases, webinars and other resources to further                                              your Family History research.

2:15 –2:30                    Break

2:30 – 3:30                    #4 Roberta Clark – Creating Family History Books — Roberta will share                                        how she takes the information that she has entered into her genealogical                                        software program to create family history books.

3:30      3:40                  Closing remarks & Survey        

Cost $45 paid in advance and received by October 7; $50 after October 7 and at the door. The fee includes a hot lunch with beef and chicken and homemade pies.

Cheques payable to  Bruce Grey Branch Ontario Genealogical Society (BGOGS)

Mail to:  Janet Iles, P.O. Box 66, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5P1

2018 BGOGS Fall Event Registration Form