Category: Announcements

National Genealogical Society Meetup


This weekend is the National Genealogical Society’s annual conference and NextGen will be there!    Join us at the Sundance Grill & Bar on Friday May 4th from 6pm- 9pm.

Further details can be found on our Facebook Event page.

Feel free to drop by and network with fellow young genealogists.  We would love to see you!


OGS Webinar: Using AncestryDNA with your Family History


On the first Thursday of every month, the Ontario Genealogical Society hosts an  education webinar.  This month, Lesley Anderson will be presenting a webinar entitled ‘Using AncestryDNA with your Family History’.   The presentation will begin at 7pm EST on May 3 and registration is required.

Lesley says: “Do you want to know about your personal story? Where your deep roots came from? Perhaps you are just curious to know what the results might be? Whatever your starting point AncestryDNA will reveal more of your own story and it’s amazingly helpful to genealogy research.

By capturing a person’s unique genetic data, AncestryDNA can provide customers with a break-down of their genetic ethnicity, as well as find genetic living cousins, confirm existing research and relationships and overcome brick walls or dead-ends in their family history research. When coupled with Ancestry’s billions of historical records, millions of family trees and strong member community, AncestryDNA will enable family enthusiasts and novices alike to discover even more about their own past!”

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity:   REGISTER HERE for Thursday’s webinar


Ontario Genealogical Society / NextGen Support Partnership


The NextGen Genealogy Network (NGGN) and the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) are pleased to announce a new partnership. OGS is providing NGGN with financial support, together with promotional support in the OGS weekly online newsletter, eWeekly, together with an information page on the OGS website.

NGGN, a United States based 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization was founded in 2013 to create a community for young genealogists.  Building connections and fostering engagement among young genealogists eighteen to fifty, NGGN strives to build connections between generations, and welcomes the friendship, mentorship, and support of our fellow genealogists of all ages.

OGS, an Ontario registered non-profit corporation and a registered Canadian charity. Is Canada’s largest member supported genealogical organization. Founded in 1961, OGS is dedicated to cooperating with, offering support to and sharing experience and technical support to other genealogical organizations.

Eric Wells, NextGen Educational Coordinator, commented that NextGen welcomes the friendship and support offered by OGS and looks forward to the possibilities of future collaboration with OGS to support and assist NextGen members.

OGS President Patti Mordasewicz said: “We are excited to announce this support partnership with NextGen and the next generations of genealogists. NextGen represents a new form of  genealogical organization, dedicated to supporting the growth and expansion of genealogy. OGS is proud to support NextGen and its members.”

To learn more about NextGen, visit To learn more about OGS visit  

Social Media Coordinator:

Melanie McComb

OGS Media Contact:

Heather McTavish Taylor,



NGGN welcomes Secretary

The NextGen Genealogy Network welcomes Jari C. Honora as our new Secretary.

Jari C. Honora

Honora replaces Beth Garison Wylie, who served as NextGen Secretary from 2016 -2018.  Jari has an extensive background in education and is currently a middle school teacher.  An avid genealogist, he has been researching his family history for 14 years, and has been doing genealogy professionally for the past 5 years.  He has strong Creole roots on his maternal side and contributes regularly to the CreoleGen blog.

In addition to giving presentations at societies in the U.S. and Canada,  Jari has also done work for Finding your Roots (PBS), the Georgetown Slavery Project, and We’ll Meet Again (PBS).

Contact him at The NextGen Genealogy Network –