Monday, February 22, 2010

Ontario Family History Research Course

The following item was sent to me by Gwyneth Pearce of the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society -

For those with Ontario roots, the next 4-week Ontario Family History Research course offered by the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society starts on March 9th.

To register, visit the Branch website at

Here is the course description:


Searching for ancestors in Ontario? This course will provide a brief historical
background and introduce records essential to Ontario research including land and property records, vital statistics (pre- and post- 1869), estate records, census, directories and maps – with emphasis on 19th century sources.

Course: 4 sessions, Tuesdays 7–9 PM, March 9–March 30

Location: North York Central Library, Meeting Room 2

Instructor: Jane MacNamara

Fee: $66 ($60 for OGS members)

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I always enjoy receiving Connections from the Quebec Family History Society.

This time, it's the Winter 2010 issue, and I wasn't disappointed.

For articles, they have "The Haunted House of Sir George A. Drummon", "Patriots' Prison", and the "Edifice Gilles Hocquart", all written by Robert N. Nixon.

"Treasure in France", by Ransom Vrooman, and "Surviving the Russian Quagmire 1942-1945", by E. Peter McLoughlin, round out the article in this edition.

Although I haven't had the chance to go to any of their meetings yet, I like to read about them, and I hear that they will have the conference in June next year - that will be a treat that I am looking forward to with great anticipation!

Besides reading the articles, I also like to read the newest library acquisitions since the last issue, the Queries section, and a chance to see what is new on the computer page, and in genealogical software.

So, if you have English ancestors in Quebec, or have some who lived in Quebec, and you don't belong to the society, maybe it's time you checked out the Quebec Family History Society because they offer a lot for the money.