Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Upcoming events in Ontario and Quebec

On March 21, 2015, the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will feature author Bill Kennedy's recent book At the Call of King and Country, the stories of WWI Soldiers and the Canadian Army Medical Corp nurses, some from Hastings County. 
The talk will take place at the Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, ON K8V 6X5 at 1 pm to 3 pm. Everyone is welcome, and bring a friend!
For more information, visit 
And there is a 2-session genealogy course at Quebec Family History Society and the lectures will be given by Gary Schroder. The lectures will be entitled Family History Research: How Do Find Your Ancestors
Gary Schroder, long-time member of the Q.F.H.S. will be giving a 6 course at the Pointe Claire Public Library. This is an excellent way to learn about the Quebec Family History Society and it’s Heritage Centre and of course to learn more about family history resources and to discover what is available on the Internet. 
This 6-hour course is an introduction to the sources used in family history research and also how to use the Internet for genealogical research. 
The lectures will be at the Pointe Claire Public Library, 100 Douglas Shand, Pointe Claire, Quebec on Wednesday March 11 and March 18, 2015, and the time will be  6 to 9 (6 hour course). The cost will be $30.00 residents of Pointe Claire $40.00 non-residents.
Advance reservations are required: To Reserve a Place Call 514-630-1218 or go in person to the Pointe Claire Library. 
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Friday, June 1, 2012

May Was Asian Heritage Month in Canada

The month of May recognized the long and rich history of Asian Canadians, and the incredible contribution to the history of Canada.

In December 2001, the Senate adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy (the former patron of the Ontario Genealogical Society) to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada

In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month.

If you wish to learn more about Asian Heritage Month in Canada, here are some of the websites -

Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society Website They have an events page, profiles, and news.
Edmonton Asian Heritage Month They have an events page, and they give a short history Asian Heritage Month in Edmonton.

Calgary Asian Heritage Month They have an events calendar, and a photo gallery.

Winnipeg Asian Heritage Month They have an events page,
and Asian-Canadian history on the website.

Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick They have a photo and video gallery onsite, and an events page.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

QFHS - Seminars and Public Lecture Series

News has been received from the Quebec Family History Society (QFHS) in Montreal that they will host two events in March, and they are -

The War of 1812 (Free Lecture)

It will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, QC, H9W 3Z3.

The talk, given by Luc Lépine, will be a lecture about the War of 1812 and will focus on events that took place in Lower Canada (now Quebec) and the Battle of Châteauguay. Luc Lépine is one of the leading experts on the War of 1812 and author of the book, Lower Canada's Militia Officers, 1812 - 1815.

A Genealogical Day in England and Wales (Seminar)

It will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Quebec Family History Society Library, 173 Cartier Ave., Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4H9, and will be presented by Gary Schroder.

The purpose of this seminar will be to a) examine the basic structures of family history research in England, Civil Registration of BMDs, 1837-2005; Censuses, 1841-1911; Wills 1858-2011, etc.; and b) examine how to find your ancestors for the period prior to 1837 and how to make the best use of the English databases to be found on Ancestry and other commercial websites.

Reservations are necessary. Please call 514.695.1502

For details, visit them online at

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

War of 1812 Events Planned

The government has announced that October 2012 will be designated as a month of commemoration of the heroes, and key battles of the War of 1812.

In addition, the government will support the following -

a pan-Canadian educational campaign focused on the importance of the War of 1812 to Canada's history

support for up to 100 historical re-enactments, commemorations, and local events

a permanent 1812 memorial located in the National Capital Region

interactive tours, six exhibits, and improvements to three national historic sites across the country

investments in infrastructure at key 1812 battle sites, such as Fort Mississauga and Fort York, Ontario

celebrating and honouring the links that many of our current militia regiments in Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada have to the War of 1812

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