The spotlight on you

It’s the time of year again when those responsible for assembling society meetings look at blank spaces in their calendars. Who has a presentation topic that would appeal to the membership and is a good knowledgeable speaker?  Undiscovered talent is particularly welcome; so is the tried and true. Your presentation proposal could make the meeting organizer’s day! has a section for societies seeking speakers, some of them ongoing.

Kim Barnsdale for OGS/Ontario Ancestors is currently leading their process, accepting proposals for their monthly 2023 Webinar Series. Live webinars take place on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm ET using the Zoom platform.

Topics of Interest 
Proposals on a wide range of topics are sought. The top subjects from the 2023 Webinar Topic Survey are:

Land Records
Genetic Genealogy
Research in Ancestor’s; County of Origin
Technology &Tools
Comparison of Genealogy Websites

Selected speakers need to be prepared to provide Ontario and/or Canadian specific examples in  their presentations as applicable.

Speakers may submit up to 3 proposals for consideration. All submissions will be reviewed but only those who are chosen will be contacted. All submissions will be reviewed and only those who are selected will be contacted by December 1, 2022.   If you have any questions, please contact: Kim Barnsdale at

To submit your proposal please follow this link: DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  November 18, 2022 at 11:59pm ET

Those chosen speakers will receive an honorarium for their webinar presentation.

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