Kent Branchof the Ontario Genealogical Society
Kent County Branch, O.G.S.
20th Anniversary Celebration!!
"Where The Past Meets The Present"
To Be Held:
DATE: June 13, 1998
TIME: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch at 12 noon)
PLACE: W.I.S.H. Centre, 177 King Street East,
COST: $15.00 - includes lunch
April 1979 - Of the known 110 cemeteries in Kent County, 33 have been indexed.
January 1980 - A day trip was planned to Weldon Library, University of Western Ontario for March 15 at a projected cost of $5.00 per person.
November 1981 - The guest speaker for the annual meeting was Joan Griffin of San Jose, California and her topic was "Irish Genealogy".
January 1983 - Kent Branch O.G.S. can boast of 172 members.
September 1984 - Membership for the branch stands at 294 members.
November 1986 - Kent Branch celebrated the O.G.S. Silver Anniversary by meeting at the home of Joan Griffin in Plymouth, Michigan - called "Hands Across the Border".
June 1989 - Twenty branches of O.G.S. submitted entries to be judged for the Marion Keiffer Newsletter Awards. The Kent Branch newsletter won the awards for Best Newsletter and Best Visual Newsletter.
May 1995 - Kent Branch hosts the "tween the lakes" Seminar at the Wheels Inn Conference Centre. Those registered numbered 780!!
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ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE DAY E.&O.E. 9:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee Renew old acquaintances and meet new people Browse - Market Place 10:00 a.m. Welcome 10:05 a.m. Greetings from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent 10:10 a.m. The Origins of Kent Branch 10.20 a.m. Cemeteries - Kent Branch being the first in Ontario to finish transcribing it's cemeteries 10:30 a.m. Publications - And the list goes on! 10:40 a.m. Kent Branch O.G.S. Slide Show of 1979 A Look Back In Time 11:10 a.m. Recognizing Kent Branch O.G.S. Past Chairpeople & Region One Directors 11:15 a.m. Remembering Seminar'95 11:20 a.m. In Memoriam - Members who have passed on 11:30 a.m. Break - Browse Market Place - view displays 12:00 noon Lunch Special Guest: The Story Teller Lady 1:30 p.m. To Seek The Truth - Some of Chatham's Early Families 2:00 p.m. Kent Branch O.G.S. Today! 2:15 p.m. An Update On Region One & report on APOLROD 2:30 p.m. Greetings From O.G.S. & The Future of Genealogy in the Next Century 2:55 p.m. Draw for "Kent Branch Chatelaine Tomarkin Volunteer of the Month Award" & Draw For Prizes Donated by Marketplace Vendors 3:00 p.m. Farewell - Marketplace Marketplace Vendors: Kent Branch O.G.S. Publications Kent Historical Society Publications W.I.S.H. Centre Past Presence Originals Crafts From The Past --Plus others
first posted on 4 April 1998; addational info on 1 May
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