Archive for the ‘Heritage Events’ Category

Upcoming Heritage Event: Celebrating the Battle of Bannockburn

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Battle of Bannockburn poster image

Join the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto on Saturday, June 21, 2014, as they celebrate the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.

The Battle of Bannockburn: ”Scotland Then and Now” Symposium    

Date: 21 June 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

Speakers:

  • Prof. Graeme Morton –   “The National Story Since Bannockburn.”
  • Brigadier General Julian Chapman –   “The Mechanics of War in 1314.”
  • Dr. Mairi Cowan - ” ‘The Saints of the Scottish Country Will Fight Today’.”
  • Prof. Andrew McDonald - “Bannockburn, Barbour’s ‘Bruce,’ and the  Reign of Robert I.”
  • Prof. Barbara Murison - “Bannockburn: a talisman for Scottish independence?”
  • Tickets: $20.00 In advance

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Buy your tickets here

Bannockburn Celtic Concert

Date: 21 June 2014

Times: Doors: 7:00 p.m., concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

Location: El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave., Toronto

Performers:

  • POOR ANGUS
  • BLAZING FIDDLES
  • CALEDON COUNTY & FRIENDS
  • TORONTO FIRE PIPES & DRUMS
  • MACDONNELL HIGHLAND DANCERS

Tickets: $25.00 In advance

Click here to download the full sized poster

Buy your tickets here

For more information about these, and other St. Andrew’s Society events, please visit their website at: http://www.standrews-society.ca/

Join OGS for Archives Awareness Week at the Archives of Ontario

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The Archives of Ontario is pleased to be celebrating Archives Awareness Week in partnership with the Archives Association of Ontario, the Ontario Genealogical Society, and York University’s Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections. We’ve got a great day of on-site activities planned for Thursday, April 10th from 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Visit the Archives of Ontario where you can:

• learn about our collections and services
• explore our partners’ information tables
• attend presentations on archival research and preservation
• tour the building

Admission is free! You can register online at http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/about/archives_week.aspx 

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

Cost:

$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.

Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/wellington/index.html

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

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Cost:

$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.

Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/wellington/index.html

FYI: Upcoming Beach & East Toronto Historical Society Meeting

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Kew Gardens in the Beach, August 7 1914

Kew Gardens in the Beach, August 7 1914

The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and The Toronto Public Library are pleased to present award winning author and historian, Jean Cochrane.

Topic: 100 Years Ago in the Beach

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 8:15 pm

Location: The Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. Toronto

Admission is Free. All are Welcome!

Photo courtesy of The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Heritage Toronto is pleased to present an exploration of the latest archaeological insights into the lives of Indigenous people in Southern Ontario prior to contact with Europeans.

Before Ontario: Archaeology and the Province’s First Peoples

Date: Wed Apr 02, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Location: Toronto Reference Library Atrium, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Phone: 416-395-5577

Join the editors and some of the contributors to Before Ontario: The Archaeology of a Province (2013) for a panel discussion. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Marit Munson
  • Dr. Susan Jamieson
  • Dr. Anne Keenleyside (Trent)
  • Dr. Ron Williamson of Archaeological Services Inc.
  • Chief Kris Nahrgang of the Kawartha Nishnawbe First Nation
  • Dr. Neal Ferris (Western Ontario)
  • Dr. Andrew Stewart of Strata Consulting

The panel will be moderated by Shawn Micallef, a noted journalist and Toronto Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence in Fall 2013.

History Matters: Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples Past and Present

Presented in collaboration with ActiveHistory.ca and Heritage Toronto

Ottawa Branch Gene-O-Rama, 30 Years and Counting!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Come help Ottawa Branch celebrate the 30th Gene-O-Rama

Dates: 21-22 March 2014

Location: Confederation Education Centre
1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa
(corner of Hunt Club and Woodroffe)

Speakers, Marketplace, Computer Room
Featured speaker: Jane E. MacNamara

For the latest details as they become available: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/geneorama/

For more information e-mail: conference@ogsottawa.on.ca
Register On-Line at http://ogsottawa.on.ca/gene-o-rama/

Announcing The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society’s First Heritage Event of 2014

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society, along with the Toronto Public Library, is pleased to present former editor of the Beach Metro News and vice Chair, Toronto Historic Board, Carole Stimmell, as their first speaker of 2014.

Date: Wednesday February 26

Time: 7:00 – 8:15 pm

Location: The Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E, Toronto

Topic: Saving Historic Buildings; A Tale with Three Endings

Admission Free. All Welcome

Carole Stimmell Poster 1

Brian Gilchrist Awarded Diamond Jubilee Medal

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The OGS wishes to extend its heartfelt Congratulations to Brian Gilchrist on being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for “contributions to genealogy and local heritage, having inspired people not only in Canada, but indeed around the world.” Well done Brian. Much deserved!

Visit GlobalGenealogy for more information: http://globalgenealogy.com/news/articles/00034.htm

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.