Call for Presentation Proposals for OGS 2023 Virtual Conference

In Valentine’s Day, let’s show some love by giving a shout-out to the following notice from the Ontario Genealogical Society,

With a theme of Diversity in Genealogy – Spotlight on the Grand River, the 2023 Ontario Ancestors conference is scheduled for September 8-10, 2023, and we’re looking for presentations that will educate and motivate our attendees to advance their genealogy.

Specifically, we are seeking new, unique, and enterprising proposals, that speak to the cultural diversity across, and in, all parts of Ontario. Using our Zoom platform, we will deliver two streams of content over the weekend. One stream will be focused on Diversity across the province – stories, cultures, communities, religions, history, archives and genealogy techniques. The other stream will focus on that diversity specifically along the Grand River as it has its own history, stories and voices that we want to share. Interested speakers are strongly encouraged to submit multiple proposals for 45-minute sessions. There is no limit to the number of proposals a speaker may submit.

Topics to be considered include but are not limited to:

Indigenous records, research and genealogy stories
Emigration into and out of Ontario from different groups at various times over the past 200 years
Treaties, land tracts and settlement schemes
Genealogy in various cultures that made Ontario their home in the 20th century (last 125 years)
Black settlements in Ontario
Stories about people and the Underground Railroad
Franco-Ontarian movement to and through Ontario
Emigration to Ontario based on labour schemes
Industrial development throughout Ontario and related communities
Movement along the major waterways across Ontario
Researching and understanding various religions in Ontario
Research in diverse archives, libraries and museums
New research and writing techniques or tech gadgets.

To submit a proposal, please visit our website at Call for speakers – Virtual Conference 2023 ( and fill out the online proposal form. If you have any questions, please email

The deadline for the submission of lecture proposals is Saturday, March 4th at 11:59 PM EST.

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