Archive for February, 2013

Heritage Photo of the Day: February 28, 2013

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Chester, Old Houses in Bridge Street, c.1880

'Chester, Old Houses in Bridge Street', c.1880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Media Museum’s Photostream (flickr)

Notice for Toronto Branch Meeting

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Date: Monday, March 25, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, North York (map)

Topic: “Great Revelations: Canada and the 1921 Census”

Speaker: Glenn Wright

Brief Overview: In anticipation of the release of the 1921 Census, this presentation will examine the state of our county in 1921. Additional short presentation by Marian Press: “Writing for the Toronto Tree.”

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

Notice for Elgin County Branch Meeting

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Date: Monday, March 25, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Topic: “Postcards and Postal Memorabilia”

Speaker: Martin DeKeyzer

Brief Overview: Display and description of Elgin County postal memorabilia.

Contact Info: http://www.elginogs.ca/

Heritage Photo of the Day: February 24, 2013

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Another trip back in time from the British Film Institute:

Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford (1902)

Source

British Film Institute: Archives and Collections (YouTube)

Notice for Halton-Peel Branch Meeting

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Four Corners Public Library (Auditorium), 65 Queen St. East, Brampton (map)

Topic: “DNA Testing for Genealogists”

Speaker: Dave Naylor

Brief Overview: A member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy and Project Administrator for several studies at Family Tree DNA and at 23andMe, Dave Naylor will discuss the types of DNA tests currently available, who should take them, what they can and cannot accomplish, and what work needs to be done after a test is completed.

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

Notice for Brant County Branch Meeting

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

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

Topic: “Brantford and Brant County in the 1930′s Era”

Speaker: Audrey Elcomb, Branch Vice Chair

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

Heritage Photo of the Day: February 22, 2013

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Patrick Street, Cork, from Daunt’s Square, c.1890

Patrick Street, Cork, from Daunt's Square, c.1890

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Library of Ireland on the Commons (flickr)

Notice for Bruce & Grey County Branch Meeting

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Time: 1:30 pm

Location: Bruce & Grey Museum, Southhampton (map)

Topic: “Looking After Those Family Monuments: The Do’s and Dont’s of Reading and Maintenance of the Stones”

Speaker: Brad Clark

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

Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Times:

1:00-1:30: Free refreshments (coffee, tea, cookies) and networking

1:30-3:00: Speaker

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

Topic: Remembering Clarkstown

Speaker: Robert Serré, President of the Gloucester Historical Society

Brief Overview: The village of Clarkstown existed from the late 1880s until the last day of 1908. It then became part of Eastview (later Vanier), now part of Ottawa. Its name survived for decades, identifying a close-knit, largely French Canadian community centred on Beechwood Avenue and St. Charles’ Church, with its own school board and its own hockey team, the “Charlots.” Robert Serré, President of the Gloucester Historical Society, will summarize Clarkstown’s history, and describe its municipal, economic and social characteristics. A question period will follow, and – who knows – a few participants might provide their own personal recollections.

Note: This meeting may be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person. We will be using Live Meeting 2007 which is compatible with Windows PCs. Use this link (http://ogsottawa.on.ca/live-meeting-information/) for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/genealogicalstudies/join?id=OttawaOGSMeeting&role=attend&pw=MembersDec2011

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

Heritage Photo of the Day: February 21, 2013

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

A Day at the Races, Kildare, Ireland, c.1868

A Day at the Races, Kildare, c.1868

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Library of Ireland on the Commons Photostream (flickr)