Archive for February, 2013

Heritage Photo of the Day: Trades & Professions: Mills and Factories: February 8, 2103

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Ewart’s Linen Factory, Crumlin Road, Belfast, c.1897

Ewart's Linen Factory, Crumlin Road, Belfast, c.1897

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Library of Ireland on the Commons (flickr)

Notice for Kent County Branch Meeting

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Date: Friday, March 8, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: St. Andrew’s Residence, 99 Park Street, Chatham (map)

Topic: “150 Years in Chatham”

Speaker: Reg Johnson

Brief Overview: The Chatham Granite Club is 150 years old! Mr. Reg Johnson will share the history of the club.  Everyone Welcome!

Contact Info: http://ogs.on.ca/kent/

Heritage Photo of the Day: Trades & Professions: Mills and Factories: February 7, 2013

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

The engine room of Braich Goch quarry, Corris, Wales, c.1885

The engine room of Braich Goch quarry, Corris, Wales, c.1885

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales Photostream

Heritage Photo of the Day: Trades & Professions: Mills and Factories: February 6, 2013

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Interior of Spring Mills, Llanidloes, Wales, c.1885

Interior of Spring Mills, Llanidloes, Wales, c.1885

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales Photostream

Reminder for Hamilton Branch Meeting

Tuesday, February 5th, 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: Mills and Factories: February 5, 2013

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Murphy’s Saw Mills at Ferrybank, Waterford, c.1901

Murphy's Saw Mills at Ferrybank, Waterford, c.1901

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Library of Ireland on the Commons

Notice for Haldimand County Branch Meeting

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Time: 1:30 pm

Location: Haldimand County Museum & Archives, 8 Echo St., Cayuga (map)

Topic: “Open House Dead Ends”

Speaker: Members of the branch will be there to help in anyway for those looking up information both from the branch library & Museum Archives

Brief Overview: Please bring any information that you would like help with in tracing family members in Haldimand County. Sometimes we have dead ends, brick walls and find we are at a loss of how to continue doing research for these people and places.

Contact Info: http://ogs.on.ca/haldimand/default.htm

Reminder for Elgin County Branch Meeting

Monday, February 4th, 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 Photo of the Day: Trades & Professions: Mills and Factories: February 4, 2013

Monday, February 4th, 2013

This week we are going to take a look at the different types of Mills and Factories our ancestors may have laboured in.

Our first photo is of a Paper Mill in West Hartlepool, North East England, c.1910

Paper Mills, West Hartlepool, England, c.1910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Source

Museum of Hartlepool’s Photostream (flickr)

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Grey County Black History Event with Northern Terminus Journal Vol. 10 Release

Monday, February 4th, 2013

The Emancipation Festival presents the Grey County Black History Event at Grey Roots. Speakers have been selected to share highlights of Black History in Grey County. Everyone is welcome to attend this day of shared learning, historical enquiry and music. Volume 10 of Northern Terminus: The African-Canadian History Journal is also being launched. Copies of Volume 10 and earlier volumes will be available to buy.

Date: February 23, 2013

Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Grey Roots Museum & Archives, 102599 Grey Road 18, RR 4, Owen Sound (map)

Admission to the event is $25, and includes lunch and other refreshments. Make cheque payable to Black History Event and mail with your registration form by Feb. 13, 2013* to:

(Mrs.) Terri Jackson

1161 12th Ave. E.

Owen Sound, ON

N4K 6N3

*Registrations received after Feb. 13, 2013 and at the door are likely to be accepted, but advance registration is requested to provide for lunch.

Click here for a link to registration form and here for access to the downloadable program.

Contact information for this event: Terri Jackson at: smallfurryboots60@hotmail.com  

For more details on this, and other Grey Roots Museum & Archives events, please visit their website: http://www.greyroots.com/programs-events/events/?I=4069