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Notice for Elgin County Branch Meeting

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Date: Monday, June 23, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:  Old St. Thomas Church, 55 Walnut Street, St. Thomas
Speaker: Jeff Booth
Topic: The Old St. Thomas Church – Its History and Its Military Connections

Notice for Quinte Branch Meeting

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Quinte West Library, 7 Creswell Dr, Trenton

Speaker: Kathryn Lake Hogan

Topic: “How to make the Most of Canadian Census Records”

Brief Overview: Learn Strategies and techniques on how to get the most out of the Canadian census records in order to gain a better understanding of your ancestors.

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Notice for Niagara Peninsula Branch Meeting

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: First Grantham United Church, 415 Linwell Rd., St. Catharines

Speaker: Myra Tawfik

Topic: “Genealogy and Copyright”

Brief Overview: Myra Tawfik is a professor and author, who teaches copyright law at the University of Windsor. This presentation is being streamed into the meeting.

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FYI: Wellington County Branch Special Event

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The Wellington County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is recognizing The 12th Field Regiment R.C.A. (1940-1945). The programme consists of two presentations: a) Family and Military History and b) A Remembrance Service for the Honour Roll of 74 fallen men.

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Ontario Legion, 281 George St. Arthur (map)

Guest Speaker: Glenn Wright

For more information on this special event, please visit the Wellington County website:

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Notice for Quinte Branch Meeting

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Date -  Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time – 1 pm

Location – Quinte West Library, 7 Creswell Dr, Trenton

Speaker: Stephanie Wright

Topic: Building Personal Archives

Brief Overview: The Quinte Branch May presentation will show what can be done with the ephemera left behind, why it’s important to keep these things from both a research and a emotional perspective, and why it’s important to consider how to preserve these items. Stephanie will explain in detail what might be necessary to create a step-by-step plan for building our personal archives, including our unique items

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Notice for Hamilton Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time: 7 pm

Location: Lincoln Alexander Elementary School, 50 Ravenbury Drive, Hamilton.

Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara

Topic: “Inheritance in Ontario: Estate Files and Beyond”

Brief Overview: Ontario researchers looking for records of inheritance usually stop once they’ve found the estate file. True, it is the richest single source, but the court register, minutes, and other documents that track the estate’s progress through the court can add valuable family history clues and help tell the whole story. The presentation will review how to find an estate file and how it can lead to other sources both inside and outside the court system.

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Notice for Oxford County Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Date: Monday, April 14, 2014

Time: 6:45 pm

Location: Woodstock Public Library, 445 Hunter St., Woodstock

Speaker: Laureen Harder-Gissing

Topic: “Mennonite Migration to Ontario and Resources available in the Mennonite Archives”

Brief Overview: Laureen is the Historian of the Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada and is currently Archivist at the Mennonite Archives at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo.

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Notice for Quinte Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm

L0cation:  Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, ON K8V 5R6

Speaker:  Nancy Cutway

Topic: Researching at Queen’s University

Brief Overview: Does a university library hold anything of interest to Genealogists? Family history transcends areas such as history, geography, sociology, political studies, religious studies … and it turns out that library holdings that support those academic topics are a treasure trove for genealogists.

Everyone Welcome, bring a friend

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Reminder for Wellington County OGS Region III Meeting: Ask the Experts

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Harriston Community Centre, 111 George Street South, Harriston, ON


$20/per person for preregistration or $25/per person at the door

$10 for Lunch

Come to the last ever Region III Meeting! The theme of this year’s meeting is Ask the Experts. The morning portion will feature three different genealogical professionals who will give presentations on their area of expertise. In the afternoon the experts will sit on a panel and answer your research questions. Come prepared to get solutions to your brick walls! To get your questions answered, please submit them ahead of time through the Wellington Branch Facebook page, the branch website or in person.

The Experts

  • Cindy Preece
    • Archives Administrator, Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
  • Karen Wagner
    • Archivist at the Wellington County Museum and Archives
  • Archives of Ontario
    • A special presentation on “Preserving Your Family Heirlooms”

Please click here for registration and more information.

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Notice for Simcoe County Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie

Speaker: John Wright

Topic: Cemetery Transcriptions in Simcoe County

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