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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.

To join the meeting, go to:

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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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Notice for Hamilton Branch Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Lincoln Alexander School Library, 50 Ravenbury Dr, Hamilton, ON (map)

Theme: Please bring distinctive photos of your ancestor(s) and explain their significance. (e.g. How did it help in your search? What connection do you have to the photo –place, people, object, time, etc.). Digital photos would be best to view on the overhead screen.

Branch elections will also be held

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Notice for Lambton County Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Time: 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Location: 14 Murphy Road, Sarnia (map)

Topic: “What’s in a Native Name”

Speaker: George Pitfield

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Notice for Quinte Branch Annual Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Date: January 18, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Dr, Trenton (map)

Topic: “What’s beneath your feet?”

Speaker: Writer and Publisher Orland French from Belleville

Everyone welcome, bring a friend. 

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Notice for British Home Child SIG General Meeting

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Date: Tuesday January 28, 2014

Time: 7:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. EST

Location: On-line using Adobe Connect

Topic: Finding One Family : The results of searching for four children of one family who came to Canada as Home Children in the early 1900s.

Speaker: Ruth Burkholder

Test your computer at any time before the meeting to make sure that your computer has the necessary files to run ADOBE Connect. Go to this link and it will automatically run a connection test.

About 15 to 20 minutes before the meeting go to this link (BHC-SIG MEETINGS GUEST LOGIN) , enter your first and last name and then select ‘enter room’

Please try to login in about 15 minutes before the scheduled start so that we can sort out any technical problems beforehand

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Notice for Essex County Branch Meeting

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Date: Monday, January 13, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Windsor Public Library – Central Branch, lower level (map)

Brief Overview: Local researcher Barb Sandre will discuss and read excerpts from her recently published Family History book. Also, a representative from the Family History Centre, will review their collection and services at the Windsor branch of the Family History Library (

Open to the public.

Speaker: Barb Sandre

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