Archive for September, 2012

Heritage Event for the Weekend of: September 22, 2012

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

If you are researching your Norfolk, Ontario roots, then Norfolklore Genealogy Fair is the place to be this weekend. 

Date: Saturday,  September 22, 2012

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00pm

Location: Simcoe Seniors Centre, 89 Pond Street, Simcoe, Ontario

Tickets are only $5.00 and this includes admission to both the Norfolklore Genealogy Fair as well as to the Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives where you can do some local research with volunteer help.

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Heritage Photo of the Day

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Cutting and Stacking the Turf, Western Ireland, c.1900

cutting and stacking the turf, western Ireland, c.1900








From Cultural Heritage Ireland

Notice for Region 1 Meeting and Workshop: Kent Branch

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Kent Branch is hosting the Region 1 Meeting and Workshop – War of 1812

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012

Time: 9:00 am -  4:00 pm

Location: St. Andrew’s Residence, 99 Park Street, Chatham, Ontario

Brief Overview:

  • The Women of the War of 1812 by Susan Spencer
  • The British Army 1660 – 1815 by Eric Shaw
  • War of 1812 – Walpole Island Perspective by James Jenkins

For more information and to register, please visit:

Notice for Kingston Branch Meeting

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Date: October 20, 2012

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St., Kingston

Title of Talk: “The Street Arab, The Story of a British Home Child”

Speaker: Sandra Joyce

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Heritage Photo of the Day

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Yes, we have another new category: Heritage Photo of the Day.  This category was inspired by the pictures posted by Cultural Heritage Ireland on their facebook page.  The intent behind sharing these photos with you is to provide insight into where and how our ancestors lived.  We will continue to seek out other such heritage sites that cover as many geographic areas as possible.  If you know of any, or wish to post some of your own heritage photos, (remember, they will be publicly accessible) we would love to hear from you.

Our first photo is of a thatched cottage in Glencolumbkile,Co. Donegal, c.1890.

Thatched cottage, c.1890, Glencolumbkille, Co. Donegal.







From cultural heritage Ireland

Heritage Event on for the Weekend of: September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14th, 2012

12th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games

Dates and Times:

Saturday September 15th, 10 AM – 10 PM

Sunday September 16th, 10 AM – 6 PM

Location: Krull Park in Historic Olcott Beach, 6108 Lake Rd., Olcott, New York.

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Notice for Oxford Branch Meeting

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Date: October 15, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

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

Title of Talk: Building the Case Using Indirect Evidence – A Case Study

Speaker: Grace Wickenheiser, former Chair of Oxford Branch

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FYI: Niagara Peninsula Branch is going to be Live Streaming from Buffalo!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Mark this Date and Time on your Calendar:

September 13, 2012, at 7:00 pm sharp

Niagara Peninsula Branch will be  hosting a tour of the Buffalo Public LibraryLIVE from Buffalo.

This meeting will be streamed from Buffalo online to Thorold and to OGS members worldwide. The Buffalo Library has an extensive collection of Genealogical Material and online Databases which you can only access on site. Please join us for this exciting event.

Meeting starts sharply at 7 pm as we are doing the tour first.

Niagara Peninsula Branch meetings are held in Thorold Public Library, Chesnut Hall, 14 Ormond St., North, Thorold Ontario.

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Heritage Events Happening on the Weekend of: September 15, 2012

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Ever wonder what type of clothes your 1812 ancestors wore and what food they ate? Find out at the latest installment of the 1812 Lecture Series: Food and Fashion of 1812

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012

Time: 1-5pm

Location: Jordan Historical Museum, 3800 Main Street., Jordan Ontario

Presenter: Pam Munday

For tickets or more information please contact: 905-563-2799 ext. 292 Sylvia Beben

On Saturday, September 15th, the Fort Erie War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee is hosting “Who Won the War of 1812″ Gala Dinner and Great Debate.

Time: 6-10pm

Location: Fort Erie Leisureplex Banquet Hall, 1 Municipal Drive


Tickets: $75.00 each… reserved seating only! Reserve your ticket or inquire about table sponsorship: (905) 871 3803

Notice for Waterloo Region Branch Meeting

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Time:  7:00 pm

Location: LDS Church, 10 Lorraine Ave., Corner of River Road, Kitchener

Title of Talk: Traps and Pitfalls in Genealogical Research

Speaker: Roberta Clark, OGS Region lll Director

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