Archive for January, 2013

Heritage Photo of the Day: Trades & Professions: Farming: January 18, 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Back to Wales today for two more Photos of Farming life:

A ploughman and his horses, c.1885

A ploughman and his horses, c.1885

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales Photostream

Mr and Mrs John Roberts in the kitchen of Meini Hirion, Cwm Parc; they were leaving Meini Hirion to retire to Bala after more than 45 happy years at the smallholding. 1953

Mr and Mrs John Roberts in the kitchen of Meini Hirion, Cwm Parc; they were leaving Meini Hirion to retire to Bala after more than 45 happy years at the smallholding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales Photostream

Heritage Photo of the Day: Trades & Professions: Farming: January 17, 2013

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Two more Farming photos today, this time from Germany:

Farm, Sylt, Germany, c.1880

 

 

 

 

 

Farm, Sylt, Germany, c.1880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Swedish National Heritage Board Photostream

Notice for Hamilton Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Date: Sunday, February 17, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Hamilton Room, Hamilton Main Public Library, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton (map)

Topic: Ontario Cemeteries

Speakers: Diane Clendenan and Marjorie Stuart

Brief Overview: The presentation will describe what is available at present in Ontario with respect to:

  • records and plans of cemeteries
  • photos of gravestones
  • future plans for the Society’s Ontario Cemeteries Project.

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

Heritage Photo of the Day: Trades & Professions: Farming: January 16, 2013

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

We have two Farming photos today, both from western Norway:

Sogn og Fjordane, western Norway, c. 1900

Farm, western Norway ca. 1890-1910.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane’s photostream/Sogn og Fjordane County Archives Photostream

Notice for Elgin County Branch Meeting

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: St. Thomas Public Library, 53 Curtis Street, St. Thomas (map)

Topic: Research Assistance

Brief Overview: Members of the Elgin OGS will offer assistance with research

Contact Info: http://www.elginogs.ca/

Heritage Photos: Trades and Professions: Farming: January 15, 2013

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Over the past few months, we have searched out heritage photos that depict where and how our ancestors lived.  Now we are going to use heritage photos to try to get a sense of the trades and professions our ancestors would likely have been involved in. 

Our photo collection this week is all about Farming. Chances are you have at least one, if not several, farmers in your family tree. 

Our first photo is from Wales:

“Aspects of Traditional Life”

 aspects of traditional life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales Photostream

Notice for Waterloo Region Branch Meeting

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: LDS Church, 10 Lorraine Ave., Kitchener (map)

Topic: “Family Tree Maker©”

Speaker: Rick Roberts, Global Genealogy

Brief Overview: The Ins and Outs of this software will be explained by an expert.  Those using this genealogy software, contemplating using it, or just wishing to see how the latest version functions, will find this talk of interest.

Contact Info: http://www.waterlooogs.ca/

FYI: Simcoe County Branch of the OGS Invites you to their 30th Anniversary Celebrations

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

 

Simcoe County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

30th Anniversary Celebration

Open House

February 2, 2013

11am – 4pm

Official Ceremony 1:00 p.m.

79 Ferris Lane, Barrie

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

MORNING AND AFTERNOON PROGRAMS

 How to start your family tree

 History and other Resources

Breaking Down the “Brick Walls”

Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 892, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4M 4Y6

Contact Info: www.simcoebogs.com

Notice for York Region Branch Meeting

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Location: Richmond Hill Central Library, 1 Atkinson Street, (Yonge Street & Major Mackenzie Drive), Richmond Hill (map)

Topic: “Women and the War of 1812″

Speaker: Patricia Blackstock

Brief Overview: Roles of women in the war, as well as social conditions for women and children, will be explored

Contact Info: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onyrbogs/

Notice for Lambton County Branch Meeting

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: 1400 Murphy Rd., Sarnia

Topic: “Advertisements in Old Newspapers and Directories”

Speaker: Sandra Carlton

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