Archive for February, 2013

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Genealogy Fair at the Westmount Branch, London Public Library

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The Westmount branch of the London Public Library is hosting a Genealogy Fair in honour of Heritage Week.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 9:00 am -5:00 pm

Location: London Public Library, Westmount Branch, 3200 Wonderland Rd. S. London (map)

Free Drop in. No registration required

Contact Info:

Telephone: 519-661-4600 or visit their website at: http://catalogue.londonpubliclibrary.ca/record=g1003759&searchscope=19&SORT2=R

Heritage Photo of the Day: February 14, 2013

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon:

Tea House, Glencar, Co. Leitrim, circa 1890

Tea House, Glencar, Co. Leitrim, circa 1890

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Library of Ireland on the Commons (flickr)

Notice for Waterloo Region Branch Meeting

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

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

Topic: Brubacher family or one specific family member

Speaker: Rudy (Ruth Anne) O’Hara

Brief Overview: Rudy is a member of the early local Brubacher family and also has a very interesting great-uncle who was an adviser to two U.S. presidents.

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

Notice for Kingston Branch AGM and 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Kingston Branch of the OGS is celebrating their 40th Anniversary.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 10:00 am

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

Topic: Annual General Meeting & 40th Anniversary Celebration

Speaker: Shirley Sturdevant, President of the Ontario Genealogical Society

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

Heritage Photo of the Day: February 13, 2013

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Postcard from Algiers:

A Street in the Casbah, 1909

Algiers, A Street in the Casbah, 1909

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Getty Research Institute’s Photostream (flickr)

Notice for York Region Branch Meeting

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Please note change of meeting site

Vaughan Archives, City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive (just east of Keele St.) Maple (map)

Topic: “City of Vaughan Archives”

Speaker: Brenda Hicock

Brief Overview: A tour of the Vaughan Archives and all their facilities.

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

Heritage Photo of the Day: February 12, 2013

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

They say that variety is the spice of life, so, we are going back to posting a variety of heritage photos from as many places as we can find.

Today’s photo is from Sandhill, Newcastle, England, c.1880′s

Sandhill, Newcastle, England, c.1880's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Photostream (flickr)

Notice for Lambton County Branch Meeting

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., Sarnia (map)

Topic: “My Father was a Home Child”

Speaker: Doloris Kechnie

Note: All Lambton meetings are available online via Microsoft Live Meeting, with the permission of our Speakers. Internet access required. 

For more information on Live Meeting and Contact Info, please visit the Lambton Branch Home page: http://ogs.on.ca/lambton/

Notice for Oxford County Branch Meeting

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Date: Monday, March 11, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Woodstock Public Library, 445 Hunter St., Woodstock (map)

Topic: “Eureka Moments in Genealogy”

Speakers: Members to Share

Brief Overview: Members are invited to share some of their exciting moments while researching family history.

Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/oxford/index.html

Notice for Essex County Branch Meeting

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Date: Monday, March 11, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Windsor Public Library, 850 Ouellette Ave., Windsor (map)

Topic: “The Development of Railways in Essex County”

Speaker: Bob Mitchell

Brief Overview: Mr. Mitchell will discuss the development of railways in Essex County and their contributions to the growth of the region.

Free! All welcome.

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