Archive for March, 2013

Notice for Hamilton Branch Meeting

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm)

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

Topic: The Causes, Events and Outcomes of the War of 1812

Speaker: Dr. Wesley Turner

Brief Overview: Dr. Turner will be addressing such questions as, why did the war occur, was it a matter of defense or aggression, or a war by accident or design?

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Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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

Topic: “Clara’s Rib”

Speaker: Anne Raina

Brief Overview: Anne will speak about her book, Clara’s Rib, co-authored with Anne’s sister Clara.  Clara’s Rib is the true story of a young girl growing up in a tuberculosis hospital. Clara entered the Royal Ottawa Sanatorium in 1939 when she was 12 years old and was discharged for the final time in 1952, just after turning 26 years of age. Anne will also talk about how she came to an understanding of this disease that ravaged her family.

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NOTE: This meeting will 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 ( for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at:

Notice for Elgin County Branch Meeting: Family History Day and Region 2 OGS Meeting

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: LDS Church, 436 Elm St., (at Park Ave.), St. Thomas (map)


  • “Using and”
  • Region 2 OGS Meeting


  • Anne Helzdingen – “Using website”
  • Wayne Vizinowski – “Using website”

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Upcoming Heritage Event

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Dunnville District Heritage Association Heritage Day

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Haldimand County Public Library: Dunnville Branch (map)

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Notice for Sudbury District Branch Meeting

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Date: Monday, April 15, 2013

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

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

Topic: “City of Greater Sudbury Archives”

Speaker: Lynn Gainer, Chair, Sudbury Branch

Brief Overview: Lynn Gainer has been avid about genealogy for a very long time.  She has recently made a breakthrough in the search for records of her Great Grandfather in England, the father of her Grandmother who came to Canada as a Home Child. Lynn will tell us how the contacts she has made led her to this great find.

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Heritage Photo of the Day: March 10, 2013

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Street Doctor, London, England, 1877

Note the shoe on the “Doctor’s” right foot.

Street Doctor, London, England, 1877













Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Notice for York Region Branch Meeting

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Time: 7:15 pm

Location: Richmond Hill Central Library, 1 Atkinson St., (Yonge St. and Major Mackenzie Drive) Richmond Hill (map)

Topic: “Women, Marriage and Property”

Speaker: Guylaine Petrin

Brief Overview: The case of Elizabeth Sanders shows that being illiterate and from a difficult background will not prevent a woman from fighting for her rights and winning.

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Notice for Lambton County Branch Meeting

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: 1400 Murphy Road, Sarnia

Topic: “From Brigden, Ontario to Bridgen Alberta”

Speaker: Gladys Hayward

Note:  With the permission of the speaker, all Lambton County branch meetings are available online via Microsoft Live Meeting. Internet access required. Please visit the Lambton County home page for further details.

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Heritage Photo of the Day: March 8, 2013

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Cheltenham High Street, Gloucestershire, England, c.1880

Cheltenham High Street, c.1880









National Media Museum Photostream (flickr)

Notice for Oxford County Branch Meeting

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Date: Monday, April 8, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

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

Topic: “Canada 150″

Speaker: Harry VanBommel

Brief Overview: Harry is part of a group committed to collecting and recording the stories of Canadians as Canada approaches the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

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