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Notice for Brant County Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Branch Library, 118 Powerline Rd., Brantford ON

Speaker: Zig Misiak, author and historian.

Topic: “Tonto” –a new book about the Six Nations’ actor


Notice for Hamilton Branch Meeting

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

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

Speaker: Steve Waldron

Topic: “20th Century Canadian Military History”

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Notice for Kent County Branch Meeting (Live Streaming)

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Date: Friday, February 14, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: St. Andrews Residence, 99 Park St., Chatham

Speaker: Harold Snary

Topic: “Interesting Family Members”

Brief Overview: Harold Snary of Wallaceburg will share some of his family research.

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Notice for Oxford County Branch Meeting

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Date: Monday February 10, 2014

Time: 6:45 pm

Location: Woodstock Public Library, 445 Hunter St., Woodstock (map)

Topic: The Making of the Loyalist’s Wife

Speaker: Elaine Cougler

Brief Overview: Local author Elaine will talk about the research process and publishing of her first novel.

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Upcoming Heritage Event: Genealogy Workshop

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Heritage Mississauga and the Halton Peel Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society are pleased to present:

Searching for First World War Ancestors

Date: Saturday February 8th, 2014

Time: 10am-3pm

Location: Historic Robinson Adamson House, 1921 Dundas St. W., Mississauga, ON L5K 1R2 (map)

(one block west of Mississauga Road at Sir John’s Homestead)

Featuring: Professional Genealogist and Lecturer Ruth Blair

Fee: $25.00, Covers both sessions

Fee must be prepaid to reserve seat

Coffee and Tea will be served.

Please make your own arrangements for lunch.

Call to reserve your seat today.

905-828-8411 ext.”0″

Space is limited so call and make your booking early.

Brief Overview:

Session 1: “In Search of Your First World War Ancestors”

Was your ancestor in the First World War? Resources to find military records will be presented whether he be from Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or the United States. If your First World War ancestor was a woman we will also be discussing resources to find service records for women who served at home or on the front.

Session 2: “You Won’t Find it All in Your Ancestor’s First World War Military File”

We will be discussing other resources to help you find out more about your ancestor’s experience in the First World War. You won’t find it all in the military file. These resources will help you build a better picture of what your ancestor and his family went through during the First World War.


Notice for Toronto Branch Meeting

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Date: Monday, January 27, 2014

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Location: North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge St, Toronto (map)

Speaker: Margaret Rintoul

Topic: “Genealogy Searching Forward: Back to the Future”

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Bruce & Grey OGS: Tips for Transcribing Records

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Please join Bruce & Grey Branch for Tips For Transcribing Records with Roberta Clark

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Location: L.D.S. Family History Centre, 490 2nd Ave SE, Owen Sound, ON (map)

All are Welcome

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Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014

Time 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Room 115, Ottawa (map)


  • 1:00-1:30: Networking – tea, coffee, cookies
  • 1:30-2:15: “Using the Almonte Gazette online database” (Matthew Moxley)
  • 2:15-3:00: “RetroReveal for Genealogists, a Digital Forensics Tool” (Kyla Ubbink)

Using the Almonte Gazette online database Matthew Moxley of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will be talking to us about the Almonte Gazette digitization project and showing us how to use the free ‘Almonte Gazette -Online!’ database. The Almonte Gazette has been an integral part of the town’s history and its contents can now be mined online for everything from council meetings to genealogical confirmation of births, deaths and marriages within the community and environs.

RetroReveal for Genealogists, a Digital Forensics Tool Kyla Ubbink (Professional Book and Paper Conservator) will show us how to use RetroReveal to uncover hidden text, see faded inks and photographs, and discover what may lie beneath, is as simple as taking a picture and uploading the image to this free online software. Getting the most out of it takes as little know-how and practice, but after a demonstration and a few handy pointers you will be hooked on this program and finding your own creative ways to reveal what was thought lost.

This meeting will be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person.

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Notice for Sudbury District Branch Meeting

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Date: Monday, January 20, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:Parkside Centre, Sudbury YMCA Bldg, 140 Durham Street S., Sudbury (map)

Speaker: Brenda Cavallin

Topic: Coming Home – Behind the Scenes

Brief Overview: During the summer and fall of 2013, Brenda was living the genealogist’s dream as a featured guest of a TV episode under the auspices of Ireland Reaching Out. The Show was 15 minutes long – we’ll hear the rest of the story!

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Notice for Kingston Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Wilson Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson Street, Kingston (map)

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

Speaker: Jane MacNamara

Visitors always welcome.

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