Archive for January, 2013

Notice for Toronto Branch Meeting

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Date: Monday, February 25, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Gold Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge St., Toronto (map)

Topic: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor: Mining the Internet for Occupational Photographs”

Speaker: Bonnie Bell

Brief Overview: Learn how to find relevant photographs of our ancestors at work.  Additional short presentation by Stephen Low: “Tracing my Great-Grandmother.”

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

Notice for Sudbury District Branch Meeting

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Date: Monday, February 25, 2013

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Parkside Centre, Sudbury YMCA, 140 Durham St., South, Sudbury (map)

Topic: “Exploring Online Census Records”

Speaker: Ted McChesney

Brief Overview: Ted will demonstrate where to find census records online, and also discuss the wealth of information that they can provide.

Contact Info: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onogs/ogs.htm

Notice for Halton-Peel Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm

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

Topic: “Ancestors in the Attic”

Speaker: Fawne Stratford-Devai

Brief Overview: Noted author, lecturer and TV panelist, Fawne Stratford-Devai, will discuss her research for the popular History Television series ‘Ancestors in the Attic.’

Contact Info: http://www.halinet.on.ca/sigs/ogshp/index.htm

Notice for Brant County Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Branch Library, 118 Powerline Rd., Brantford (map)

Topic: “Broadsides and Boarding Pikes”

Speaker: Richard Waddington

Brief Overview: History buff and re-enactor Richard Waddington will discuss naval involvement in the War of 1812.

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

Heritage Photos of the Day: Trades & Professions: Fishing: January 23, 2012

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Fish being weighed, Polperro, Cornwall, c.1889

Fish being weighed, Polperro, Cornwall, c.1889

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Source

National Maritime Museum Photostream

 West Looe Quay with women gutting fish, Cornwall, c.1889

West Looe Quay with women gutting fish, Cornwall, c.1889

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Maritime Museum Photostream

Notice for Ottawa Branch Special Event: Annual Potluck

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013

Time: 1:00pm

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Room 115, Ottawa (map)

Theme: Annual Potluck.  Coffee, tea and juice provided. Bring your own plate and utensils.

Everyone is asked to bring their favourite book or resource and tell us briefly why it is/was so useful to them.

Everyone Welcome!

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Notice for Bruce & Grey Branch Special Events

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Bruce & Grey Branch of the OGS will be participating in two special events this February:

Event #1:

BGOGS will be participating in Family Day at the LDS Family History Centre. Just Starting? Have a pile of info you don’t know what to do with? Need help? Just need to organize? Come and let us point you in the right direction.

Date: Monday, February 18, 2013

Location: LDS Family History Centre, 490 2nd Ave., South East, Owen Sound (map)

Event #2

BGOGS will be attending the “Black History Event” at Grey Roots instead of their monthly general meeting.

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Grey Roots Museum and Archives, 102599 Grey Road 18, R.R. 4, Owen Sound (map)

Contact Info: http://www.bruceandgreygenealogy.com/

Heritage Photos of the Day: Trades & Professions: Fishing: January 22, 2013

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Herring girls, Scarborough, Yorkshire, c.1910

Herring girls, Scarborough, Yorkshire, c.1910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Maritime Museum Photostream

Fishermen with lobster pots, Sheringham, Norfolk, c.1903

Fishermen with lobster pots, Sheringham, Norfolk, c.1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Maritime Museum Photostream

 

Heritage Photo of the Day: Trades & Professions: Fishing: January 21, 2013

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Welcome to a new week of heritage photos and a new trade/profession. This week we are going to take a look at Fishing.

Our first photo is from Devon, England:
Cockle woman, Exmouth, Devon, c.1906

Cockle woman, Exmouth, Devon, c.1906 NMM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source
National Maritime Museum Photostream

Our 2nd photo is from Folkestone, Kent:

Fisherman, c.1900

Fisherman, Folkestone, Kent, c.1900, NMM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Maritime Museum Photostream

Tramcar ride through 1901 Belfast

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Source

British Film Institute: Archives & Collections