21 March 2015 Shirley-Ann Pyefinch, from Ottawa, has agreed to be our speaker again in March. Her presentation will be Genealogical Information Resources in the National Capital Region. Shirley-Ann has served since 2005 as the Director of the Ottawa Ontario Stake Family History Centre for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has lectured on family history throughout the province at various family history conferences, and societies. She co-hosts the Pyefinch family history website with her husband, and is the blogger of Finding Our Roots. Shirley-Ann is a Records Manager for the Federal Government, and is a graduate student at Dalhousie University where she is pursuing a Masters degree in Information Management. She has over 38 years of experience in researching her own family history, and has taught family history and preservation workshops.
18 April 2015 Janet Connor will speak on the topic "Social Media and Internet Sites for Genealogy - for Beginner to Advanced." She will discuss the use of different types of social media such as blogs, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, etc. for use in your genealogy research.
16 May 2015 Jessica Dunkin holds an MA and PhD in History, and is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University. In her blog The Home Archivist, she discusses her experiences with a private collection of 19th century letters. Although not a professional archivist, she will share the steps she has taken to preserve and organize; something all genealogists seem to need help with!__________________
Meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month in the Wilson Room (second floor) of the Central Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson Street, Kingston, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The meetings end by noon, after which a number of those in attendance go for lunch together in order to continue genealogical discussions.
Everyone is welcome to attend our branch meetings and to join us for lunch.
Check on speakers and their topics from past meetings.