Showing posts with label Quinte Branch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quinte Branch. Show all posts

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Extra news items

 Here are some news items which have come across the desk this week -

There will be a 1-day conference in Peterborough Saturday 03 October 2015 called Military Settlers.

It will be held by the Kawartha Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.

Speakers will discuss the political and military situation in the UK and Canada, useful records, and several military settlement schemes.

Cost $35, includes snacks and lunch. Registration is essential. Watch for announcements.

The website address is

This sounds like a meeting that I would like to attend if I lived closer to Trenton, Ontario.

June 20, 2015 is the 35th Anniversary Celebration for Quinte Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society will feature Reflections on 35 Years of Genealogical Endeavour.

It will be at the Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, ON K8V 6X5
from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Everyone Welcome, bring a friend.

For more information visit

Meanwhile, you can Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month at the Canadian Museum of History by attending the following events -

Aboriginal Storytelling with Daniel Richer
Saturday, June 13
10 a.m. (English) and 11 a.m. (French)

Aborginial Storytelling with Jo Maple
Sunday, June 14
11 a.m. (English) and 1 p.m. (French)

Aborginal Music Celebrations
Tuesday, June 16
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The website is at

Until next time, this is what crossed my desk this week.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

What's New in Genetic Genealogy?

On May 18th, 2013, there will be a meeting of the Quinte OGS Branch at which John D Reid from the blog Anglo-Celtic Connections, will present a talk about What's New in Genetic Genealogy?

The DNA we each carry in trillions of cells of our body is a natural genealogical record waiting to be read. Understanding based on new discoveries is becoming available to us all through personal DNA tests at ever more reasonable cost offered on a commercial basis.

The presentation will discuss how you can find connections to cousins back a few generations and gain insight into your deep ancestry through autosomal DNA tests, which can be taken equally by men and women.

The talk will take place at Quinte West City Hall Library, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario

The website is at

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Researching Canadian WWI Records

On Saturday the 19th of November at 1:00 p.m. at Quinte West City Hall Library, 7 Creswell Drive in Trenton, Ontario, the Quinte Branch of the OGS will host their monthly meeting & AGM.

Rick Roberts from Global Genealogy will talk on "Researching Canadian WWI Records Using Online and Traditional Resources".

Discover which Canadian military records are available to help you reveal the roles that individual enlisted Canadians played in World War One, where those records are, how to access them, plus tips and hints for interpreting Canadian military documents. To be discussed are those who served at home and/or overseas, those who applied for service and were rejected, those who returned from war, and those who didn't. A case study, compiled by using Internet-based and physical records, will illustrate effective strategies, research processes, and results.

For more information, visit their website at

Tomorrow's Post: Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Obituary Files