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Notice for Durham Region Branch Meeting #genealogy

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Date: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Kingsview United Church, 505 Adelaide St. E., Oshawa


Sher Leetooze

Topic: The movement of Lowland and Border Scots to Ireland in the 1600s and their lives before and after emigration.

Nancy Trimble

Topic: New Canadian resources, including digitized records, at Family Search.

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Notice for Niagara Peninsula Branch Meeting

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

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

Speaker: Robin McKee

Topic: The Niagara Gorge Railway

Brief Overview: First release of this presentation includes never before seen footage

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Notice for Toronto Branch Meeting

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto

Speaker: Carolyn Abraham

Topic: The Juggler’s Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind

Brief Overview: Award-winning journalist and author Carolyn Abraham will discuss the research – primarily in India and Jamaica – behind her family history memoir The Juggler’s Children.

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Notice for London & Middlesex County Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

DATE: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

TIME: 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Westmount Branch of London Public Library, 3200 Wonderland Rd., London, Ontario.

SPEAKER: Dennis Mulligan

TOPIC: “Research Planning Steps in Family History Research”

BRIEF OVERVIEW: A Primer for Researching Your Family Story. Great for beginners and a review for more experienced searchers.


Notice for Halton-Peel Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Oakville Public Library, (second floor auditorium) 20 Navy St., Oakville, ON

Speaker: Sandra Joyce

Topic: “The Street Arab – The Story of a British Home Child”

Brief Overview: Sandra Joyce is the Executive Director, Canada for the British Home Children Advocacy and Research Association. She is also the author of “The Street Arab – The Story of A British Home Child.”

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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.