Friday, June 8, 2012

Events in Canadian Genealogy

A few meetings have come across the desk lately, and they are -

The Kitchener Ontario Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints will be holding a one day seminar One World - One Family on August 25, 2012 from 9 am to 4pm, 1250 Strasburg Road, Kitchener Ontario. 

The guest speakers include J. Brian Gilchrist, Darryl Bonk, Paul F. Smart, Noel Elliot – check out the website for more speakers and the excellent workshops.

$15.00 for early registration by 30th June 2012, and from July 1, 2012, the registration will be $20.00. Lunch cost is included with registration.

       The website is at

Quebec Family History Society

Members and non-members are invited to attend the all-day seminar, A Genealogical Day in Ireland, on Saturday, June 9. President Gary Schroder and member Lorraine Gosselin will explain how to find Irish ancestors in Quebec and in Ireland. They will discuss the major genealogical resources that are available in Ireland and on the Internet.

$30.00 fee for members and non-members. Bring your lunch or you may purchase one at the bakery next door. Reservations required: 514-695-1502.

Go to the website


BIFHSGO is holding their AGM tomorrow morning at 9:00 along with their Great Moments in Genealogy featuring the following four talks -

Finding Uncle Percy’s Naval Service Record by Betty Warburton

My Journey to the Middle of Nowhere by Judy Thamas

Scottish and English Architects of the Chateau Laurier and Union Station by David Jeanes

Not so Hidden Treasures at the BIFHSGO Library and Ottawa City Archives by Ann Burns.

The meeting will be held at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

Genealogy Workshop 

The June meeting of the Quinte OGS Branch will be a workshop covering how to use Quinte Branch Library and Online Resources such as the Names Index Database finding aid and Cemsearch.

They will explain the library catalog reference codes and how to interpret them to gain additional information. Some members have asked for a review of genealogy software so they will demonstrate some popular programs too. The members and guests are asked to bring to bring along their research problems which we will try to answer.

The meeting will be held at
1 pm at 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton.