Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022 The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa
The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa


For registered attendees looking to join their sessions, click here.

Ontario Ancestors Virtual Conference 2022 offers three full days of workshops and sessions to all our attendees.   

Friday kicks off with MyHeritage Day which will require a separate registration.  The Friday evening opening session will be a first of its kind. 

The program on Saturday and Sunday will offer a total of 28 presentations of 14 sessions each day over two streams.   Attendees will have access to recorded sessions until July 31st, 2022.

Please click on each session to view its profile and speaker.   You can also download a copy of the schedule.

Friday, June 24th

9:00 AMMyHeritage Day
7:00 PMOpening Ceremonies
7:15 PMOpening Session
The Journey to Genealogy Services at Ādisōke  
Library & Archives Canada / Ottawa Public Library
8:30 PMGenealogy Fireside Chat
Moderated by Heather Oakley and Roger Robineau

Saturday, June 25th

TimeStream AStream B
9:00 AMOnLand and FamilySearch:  Best Friends for Land Registry Records 
Jane E. MacNamara
Digitize Slides and Negatives with a Digital Camera
Art Taylor
10:00 AMObituaries as Priceless Genealogy Resources
Daniel Horowitz
Loyalist History through Early Ontario Cemeteries
Stuart Lyall Manson
11:00 AMUsing Oral Histories in Your Genealogical Research
David Ryan
Why Did Our Ancestors move between Canada and USA?
Gordon L. McBean
12:00 PMTelling the Stories that Matter
Lunch and Learn
1:00 PMEarly Ontario Research (pre-Confederation) 
Janice Nickerson
Second World War British Migrants to Canada
John D. Reid
2:00 PMWanted Dead or Alive: 
Peter Loucks UE (?)
Chuck Buckley
Researching the Bluebirds:  On the Trail of the Canadian Nursing Sisters 
Melanie Morin-Pelletier
3:00 PMChanging Places, Changing Borders:  Overcoming geographic challenges in Eastern Europe 
Dave Obee
Prison and Court Records
Andrea Lister
4:00 PMResearching Canadian Farmers:  Your Ancestor was not Just a Farmer 
Jean Hibben
Genealogy Resources for the Canadian Prairies
Tara Shymanski
5:00 PMGenealogy Fireside Chat
Moderated by Heather Oakley and Roger Robineau

Sunday, June 26th

TimeStream AStream B
9:00 AMWhat You Don’t Know about the Canadian Census (Ontario Focus) 
Janice Nickerson
Photo Album Mysteries Unveiled
Debra Honor UE
10:00 AMIf I Only Knew Then What I know Now!  Doing Genealogy the Right Way
Daniel Horowitz
Understanding the Past – To Improve Our Future
Paul Barber
11:00 AMJewish Canadians in the Spanish Civil War
Michael Petrou
Let Your Fingers Do the Walking – Favourite Online Resources 
Diane Richard
1:00 PMNatural Phenomena and Their Effects on the Lives of Our Ancestors 
Wayne Shepheard
Mohawk Participant in the War of 1812
Eric Pouliot-Thisdale
2:00 PMA Fresh Light on Old Newspapers
Dave Obee
Genetic Genealogy:  DNA Testing, Tools & Tips
Ben Dawson
3:00 PMThe Art of Slow Genealogy
Tara Shymanski
Canadian Wildflowers:  A tale of pioneering women
Kyla Ubbink
4:00 PMFinding Family in Nova Scotia
Andrea Lister
Researching a Soldier of the Great War 
Ken McKinlay