Friday, January 4, 2013

OMT to Present Homechild the Musical

The Orangeville Citizen reports that the Orangeville Musical Theatre is going to stage the musical Homechild the Musical on January the 12t.

And there will be an exhibition installed at the Orangeville Library. It will be brought there by the Shining Light on the Forgotten – the British Homechildren Traveling Display. The exhibit will include the 2010 Memorial Quilts from Ontario and Alberta, as well as books, pictures, trunks, etc.

Genealogical researcher and advocate, Lori Oschefski is bringing the exhibition to Orangeville’s Library.

The opening date for the exhibit is January 10. The musical opens at the Opera House on January 12, with performances on the 13,18, 19, 20, 25 and 26.

For tickets and more information, contact the box office at the Opera House at 519-942-3423 or online for OMT at Puts On The Ottawa Journal, 1885-1980

If you are researching for your ancestor in Ottawa, has just added more issues of The Ottawa Journal newspaper to their site.

This collection contains the full published run of the paper from 1885-1980. Images in this database can be browsed and perused much like the physical version of the paper.

There are some parts missing from the collection, and they are not available. The parts that are missing are -

•1909, July-December is entirely missing.

•1963, October, the original film was damaged and certain days or pages may be missing or illegible.

•1970, January and May, the original film was damaged and certain days or pages may be missing or illegible.

You can go to to read about The Ottawa Journal.

Halton/Peel Branch Meeting

On Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm, the OGS Branch of Halton-Peel will hold its monthly meeting, and will feature a talk given by Douglas Hill called “Tripping over Tombstones: Searching Ontario Cemeteries.”

OGS member and cemetery researcher Douglas Hill, will speak about how to search Ontario cemeteries on-line, in print and on foot. Trends in burial practices, cemetery ownership, and cemetery recording will also be discussed.

The meeting will take place at the Four Corners Public Library (Auditorium), 65 Queen St. E., Brampton.

For more information, you can go to