Archive for October, 2012

Heritage Photo of the Day: October 31, 2012

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Today’s photo is from Wales:

Welsh Women, c.1871

Modryb Martha, Modryb Nellie a Modryb Gwenno (1871-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/The National Library of Wales

Heritage Photo of the Day: October 30, 2012

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Fish and Vegetable Sellers, c.1897, Ireland

Fish and Vegetable Sellers, c.1897, Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Library of Ireland on the Commons

Notice for Wellington County Branch Meeting

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Zehrs Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 1045 Paisley Road, Guelph

Topic: The Hotel Visitor’s Book: Secrets, Lies and Everyday Jottings

Speaker: Dr. Kevin James, Associate Professor in the Department of History and Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph.

Brief Overview: In this talk, Kevin explores the value of the hotel register as a historical source, drawing on surviving books from Victorian Ireland to show how they illuminate infidelity, modes of travel and the social regimes of the hotel.

More information on http://www.ogs.on.ca/wellington/events.html

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

FYI: 2013 Membership Renewal

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Membership renewals for 2013 may be done in several ways:

  • in the Members Only section of our website beginning on November 1, 2012
  • give us a call at: 416-489-0734
  • mail your renewal into the provincial office. Our address is:

The Ontario Genealogical Society

40 Orchard View Blvd., Suite 102

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4R 1B9

The choice is yours!

Heritage Photo of the Day: October 29, 2012

Monday, October 29th, 2012

A weigh station in the heart of Clifden, Co. Galway, 1908.

A weigh station in the heart of Clifden, Co. Galway, 1908

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Library of Ireland on the Commons

Notice for Kingston Branch Meeting

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time: 10:00am

Location: Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St., Kingston (map)

Topic: “If I had a Time Machine.”

Overview: Several members will speak about the one ancestor they would like to meet if they could travel back in time.

Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/kingston

Notice for Quinte Branch Meeting

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Quinte West City Hall Library, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton (map)

Topic: Writing your Family History

Speaker: Harry van Brummel

Contact Info: quintebranch@ogs.on.ca  or 613-394-338 ext. 3328

website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/

Heritage Events for the Weekend of: October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26th, 2012

It must be Halloween! Several Ontario Museums are hosting ghoulish events this weekend:

If you are going to be in the Newmarket area this Saturday, October 27, drop by the Elman W. Campbell Museum, between 7:00 and 8:30 pm, and join in their Spooktacular Halloween Party.  Children aged 4 to 10 are invited to come in costume for games, craft, costume parade and a Hallowe’en story.

Admission is $5.50 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Museum is located at 134 Main Street South, Newmarket. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, please call (905) 953-5314 or email elmanmuseum@rogers.com.

Over in Kirby, the Clarke Museum is holding its 10th Annual Historic Pumpkin Bee.  The Clarke Museum is located at, 7086 Old Kirby School Road, Kirby Ontario.  The event runs from 11:00 am – 4:00pm. 

Throughout the day, you can watch a blacksmith work, carve your own pumpkin for Halloween, have your face painted, make a pioneer toy, or play traditional games from the 1800s. Treat your palette to seasoned pumpkin seeds roasted over an open fire. Tour our traditional one-room schoolhouse, sit at an antique desk, and try writing on a genuine slate board.

Admission to the event is $4.00 per person.  The Museum Gift Shop will be open with a selection of local history books and unique Canadian handicrafts.

For more information, call the Museum office at 905-623-2734 or see our website www.claringtonmuseums.com

Have you ever wanted to go on a ghost hunt? Now’s your chance.  On Sunday, October 28th, Eldon House in London, Ontario, is hosting the Great Eldon House Ghost Hunt.  Tour the house with a special “ghost map” and visit Roxanne Lutz and Alex Chartrand in Eldon House’s Interpretive Centre to discover more about the most famous Eldon House ghost, Wenman Wynniatt.

You can hunt for ghosts between the hours of 1:00 pm – 4:00pm.  Admission is by donation.

Eldon House is located at, 481 Ridout Street, London ON N6A 5H4 (map)

For information about Eldon House: Tel: 519.661.0333, or visit their website at: http://www.eldonhouse.ca/

Have a spooktacular weekend!

Heritage Photo of the Day: October 26, 2012

Friday, October 26th, 2012

There are 2 photos for you today, both from Edinburgh, Scotland:

The Cowgate Arch of George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, 1860

The Cowgate Arch of George lV Bridge, Edinburgh, c.1860

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Galleries of Scotland Commons

The Cowgate, Edinburgh, 1871

The Cowgate, Edinburgh, 1871

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Galleries of Scotland Commons

Notice for Toronto Branch Meeting

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Date: Monday, November 26, 2012

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto

Topic: Great Moments in Genealogy

Speakers:

  • Donna Di Lello
  • Judy Gauthier
  • Ken Godfrey
  • Joanne Green
  • Don Hall
  • Paul Jones
  • Elizabeth Kaegi
  • Greg Marlatt
  • Gwyneth Pearce
  • Marian Press
  • Valerie Watt

Brief Overview: A series of short presentations by various Branch members on interesting discoveries in their research.

$5 charge for non-members of OGS

Contact Info: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/