Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News 08 September 2015

Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning - 

Family history from Scratch 

Basics and best practices for beginners and beyond!

Presented by both Hamilton and Niagara Peninsula Branches of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and it helps you find out where to begin.

Network with beginner, intermediate, advanced, and professional genealogists through a day of back-to-basics style of learning!

The highlights will be - 

An Overview of Family Search by Terri Wood

Essentials of Ancestry.ca by Lesley Anderson

Research from a Distance by Danielle Manning - Archives of Ontario

Inspirational/Research in the UK by Kirsty Gray, Family-Wise Ltd.

It will be held on Saturday from 8:45 till 4:00 pm, at the St. Andrew's Church, Grimsby, Ontario. 

The cost is $20.00.

Branch meetings 

There has been a change of date for the September meeting – it will be held tonight with the Durham Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society at the Oshawa Public Library Auditorium, Bagot St., Oshawa at 7:30 pm. 

The topic will be Solve Genealogical Problems by Creating a Timeline (recorded webinar) 

Timelines are very useful ways of visualizing data. Timelines give you an order of and context for events, or to show what kinds of events were happening around your ancestors. Using Excel spreadsheets, this webinar will show how to solve different types of genealogical problems by using timelines.

The webpage is at http://www.durham.ogs.on.ca/


On September 19th, Quinte Genealogical Society will be holding Great Moments in Genealogy. Members will be encouraged to share their research successes, brick wall breakthroughs, serendipity moments or any other significant event in the pursuit of our past.

Join them for the afternoon is Jim Harrison, Mayor of Quinte West. In addition to bringing words of greeting from the city, Mayor Harrison will be making a presentation to Quinte Branch to mark and recognize their 35th Anniversary. 

The meeting is held at Quinte West City Hall Library, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario at 1:00 pm. 

Their website is at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/index.htm (They hold records for Prince Edward, Hastings & part of Northumberland Counties).

They also have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/QuinteBranch.OGS

Happy Researching!


Check the Canadian Week in Review (CWR) every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed last week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/09/canadian-week-in-review-cwr-07.html

It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!