News from the Genealogy World
Ontario Ancestors (Ontario Genealogical Society) 2022 virtual conference (24 – 26 June) has issued a Call For Speakers. You are invited to submit one or multiple proposals to speak at the conference. With the theme The Past, The Present, and The Future, the suggested topics, but not limited to, include: methodology; indigenous records and research; emigration, immigration, and migration; land records; military records; research inside/outside Canada; genetic genealogy; role of women and children; future of genealogy research; and social media and blogs.
Scottish Indexes Conference on Saturday, 15 January 2022. Click here to register. This event is free, time zone friendly and includes the following speakers: Audrey Collins, Wiebke McGhee, Ashleigh Thompson, George MacKenzie, Emma Maxwell and Lorna Steele-McGinn. Genealogy Q&A hosted by Graham and Emma Maxwell.
Family History Federation upcoming events across the UK for December and beyond
The Friends of the City Churches (London) offers two presentations:
Thursday, 20 January 2022 at 2 p.m. GMT – Signe Hoffos on Lost City Churches of London overcome by fire, war and urban redevelopment over the centuries. Register at Eventbrite.
Wednesday, 16 February 2022 at 2 p.m. GMT – Rowan Freeland on Introduction to Heraldry (prominent Royal Coat of Arms, the distinctive Lord Mayors' sword rests, Livery Companies' branding, stained glass windows, family monuments on the walls and even ledger stones in the floors. Register at Eventbrite.
Visit Scotland has made 2022 the “Year of Stories”—a fitting theme for family historians. Christine Woodcock (Genealogy Tours of Scotland) and Clare Wilson (Kilted Ancestors) will be offering Facebook free live events focusing on four themes—immigration/emigration, police and crime, industry and brands. There will also be four 3-hour conference-style events with guest speakers. If you are interested in these events, join the Kilted Ancestors Facebook group. Details are available.
For long-term planning, RootsTech Connect 2022 will take place on 3 - 5 March 2022. Registration is now open.