Archive for April, 2013

Notice for Huron County Branch Meeting

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Huron County Museum, 110 North Street, Goderich (map)

Topic: History of Lot 10, Concession 1, Goderich Township

Speaker: Herman Sahrmann

Brief Info: The impact of the 1855 Plan of Subdivision by Messrs. Lewis and Galt on the history of Lot 10 in the 1st Concession of Goderich Township
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Notice for Region lll Annual Meeting

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Preston Legion, 334 Westminster Drive North, Cambridge (map)

Topic: What IS … and, What is NOT … on the Internet

Speakers: Darryl Bonk and Ruth Blair

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FYI: Carolyn Abraham, author of The Juggler’s Children, interviewed on CBC’s The Current

Friday, April 12th, 2013

If you are a Genealogist, interested in DNA, love a good detective story, mystery or memoir, then The Juggler’s Children should definitely be on your reading list. The book’s author, Carolyn Abraham, was interviewed this morning on CBC’s The Current and the podcast is now available. Don’t worry, even if you are currently immersed in the book or just thinking about getting it, there are no spoilers!

To listen to the interview and learn more about the book and the author, click here for a link to the podcast.

Notice for Quinte Branch Meeting

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Time: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Christ Church Glenn Miller  Hall,  770 Trenton-Frankford Road, Highway 33, Trenton (map)

Topic:  Records in Scotland

Speaker: Sher Leetooze

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FYI: New OGS-Dundurn Publication now available on our e-Store

Friday, April 5th, 2013


Inheritance in Ontario


As part of the OGS and Dundurn Press joint publication project, the Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the publication of Jane  E. MacNamara’s new book, Inheritance in Ontario.

Whether your ancestor left hundreds of acres of land, money, or a few modest belongings, the records created when those legacies were distributed can provide valuable clues to family connections, relationships, and just how your ancestors lived.  Inheritance in Ontario, will help you determine whether your relative’s will was proved in the Court of Probate, surrogate courts, or another court, and navigate the finding aids to locate surviving estate files and other complementary records at the Archive of Ontario, local courthouse or archives, or through Not every Ontario estate was handled by a court however, and land records, newspapers, and manuscript collections can also help you discover “who got what.”

Jane E. MacNamara is a long-time member of the Ontario Genealogical Society.  She teaches and speaks about family history to groups throughout Ontario and is the organizer of Genealogy Summer Camp, a program attracting out-of-town researchers to Toronto for a week of hands-on research.  Jane lives in Toronto and encourages readers to visit her website,

Inheritance in Ontario is available for purchase on the  OGS e-store.

Heritage Photo of the Day: April 4, 2013

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Cathedral, Ferrara, Italy, 1895.

Cathedral, Ferrara, Italy, 1895.










Brooklyn Museum’s Photostream

Reminder for Oxford County Branch Meeting

Thursday, April 4th, 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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Reminder for Essex County Branch Meeting

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Date: Monday, April 8, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

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

Topic: ” Introduction to the Archives of Ontario”

Speaker: Stewart Boden, AO

Brief Overview: Learn about this important and valuable resource, and how to access it.

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FYI: Heritage Event at Pickering Museum Village

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

If you like pudding, then this is the event for you! The Pickering Museum Village and the Culinary Historians of Canada are presenting a workshop on ” The Pleasures of Puddings.” Learn all about the variety of traditional puddings made from ingredients available in the mid to late 1800s. Sampling is of course included!

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: Pickering Museum Village, Redman House Program Centre (map)

Pre-Registration Required

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$30 per person, $25 for Culinary Historians of Canada members.

For more information or registration assistance, call 905.683.8401 during office hours

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Notice for Haldimand County Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Topic: “Parents Last Night,” by Josie Mildred Curl Penny

Speaker: Josie Mildred Curl Penny, will speak about her book as well as how to write and publish a family history.

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