Monthly Archives: May 2014

Local Student Wins Provincial Genealogy Essay Award

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Helping her grandmother document family stories led University of Windsor student Chelsea Meloche to begin looking into her family history. Writing about her experience won the LaSalle resident The Mike Brede Genealogical Essay Prize awarded by the provincial office of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS). Chelsea recently joined the Essex County Branch to learn more about family history research. The $500 prize was presented to Chelsea by Debra Honor at our public meeting on May 12th. In addition to the cash award, Chelsea’s essay will be published in an upcoming issue of the OGS quarterly journal, Families.
The Ontario Genealogical Society holds several competitions annually, including the Mike Brede Essay Prize for full time post-secondary students and the Dr Don Brearley Essay Prize for secondary school students.
We hope Chelsea will have continued success in family history research and would like encourage other young people to begin their own family history journey.???????????????????????????????

Upcoming Events

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Next Member/Public Meeting and Presentation Feb 9th, 7pm, WPL, lower level

While we don’t yet stream our meetings, we have been video recording them since March 2014 available to our members on the OGS Members Only site.