Posts Tagged ‘article’

WWI and OGS Member in the News

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

A recent Toronto Star article details a recent discovery made regarding the bodies and belongings of 16 lost Canadian soldiers of the Great War. The whereabouts of 14 of those sets of remains are still unknown today, but through the work of Genealogist and OGS member Janet Roy, two of them have at last been accounted for.

Read the Star’s article here


FYI: New 3D software for reading illegible headstones

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Always on the lookout for and assessing new technologies for the Museum and Heritage communities, OGS Digitization Manager Ruthann LaBlance recently came across a very interesting article about a 3D software program that can be used for reading illegible headstones.

Called 3D Photogrammetery software, it was used this past spring on a project headed by Anthropology  Professor Grant Aylesworth of  Mount Allison University. The article, which can be found in University Affairs Magazine, talks about how Professor Aylesworth used Photogrammetery on 18th century tombstones in Fort Gaspareaux National Historic Site in New Brunswick.

Click here to read the article.

FYI: Leeds and Grenville Branch Instrumental in preservation of local cemetery

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

OGS Leeds and Grenville has been working with the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, as well as the Leeds and Grenville Genealogy Society, to determine and mark boundaries for the House of Industry Cemetery near Athens, Ontario.

Their work is profiled in Project marks lost cemetery in the Brockville newspaper, the Recorder and Times. Many thanks to Leeds and Grenville for their hard work on this worth cause!

FYI: The Petworth Emigration Project featured in the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Petworth immigrants Mark Mann and Sophia Rapley, on their fiftieth wedding anniversary, 1891, surrounded by family

The December 2012 issue of the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine has an excellent article by Alan Crosby on the Petworth emigration project. Out now, and available through our website, Facebook page “Petworth Emigration Project,” or Facebook group “Petworth Emigrants.”

The Petworth Emigration Committee was organized by the Reverend Thomas Sockett under the sponsorship of the Earl of Egremont. The committee chartered ships and sent emigrants from England to Canada in each of the six years between 1832 and 1837, some 1800 men, women, and children in all. In addition to people from its own Petworth area of Sussex, this very successful committee helped send emigrants from almost 100 parishes in Sussex and neighbouring counties. Immigrants sent initially to Toronto spread outward in Upper Canada and into neighbouring states.

The Petworth Emigration Project records the work of a group of researchers in Canada and England who came together for this case study of assisted emigration. Since the publication of two books, the project has had an extended life collecting additional material and, on the website and Facebook, serving as an information centre for descendants and others with an interest in a particular family.

Photo:‘Petworth immigrants Mark Mann and Sophia Rapley, on their fiftieth wedding anniversary, 1891, surrounded by family.’

Source: The late Margaret Parsons of London, Ontario.