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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Genealogy on the Cutting Edge: Toronto, 3-5 June

http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/
The biggest genealogical event in Canada will be taking place next month when members of all 34 branches and special interest groups of the Ontario Genealogical Society and other family historians from across North America get together in Toronto.

The Genealogy on the Cutting Edge conference will present three days of inspiring lectures, workshops, displays, and other learning opportunities on a wide range of topics from Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June.

There are also hands-on research excursions arranged for the day prior to the start of the conference.

The detailed programme can be viewed here, but I'd just like to call out a lecture that will be of particular interest to Irish family historians. It's 'What's New in Irish Records' and will be presented on the Sunday morning by Dr Maurice Gleeson.

Maurice organises the Genetic Genealogy Ireland conference, which is held as a distinct feature of Back To Our Past each year in his childhood hometown of Dublin, so it's no surprise to find he's also presenting three lectures on DNA and taking part in a dna-themed panel. Busy man is Maurice, and an excellent speaker!