Archive for July, 2013

Notice for Bruce & Grey Branch Meeting

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Frank Street Baptist Church, Wiarton

Topic: British Home Children

Speaker: Gloria Phillips

Brief Overview: Ms. Phillips will be speaking on the lives of British Home Children. If you have a British Home Child in your past, please contact our branch and we will pass the info on to Gloria. Maybe she can help you out.

Refreshments and chit chat to follow talk.

Contact Info:

FYI: What’s Old is New…..Again

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Big sigh everyone………LAC announces the release of new version of the 1851 Census database.  You can check it out here:

Although this is nice……it is NOT the census we are waiting for!! Once again, here is the contact info for our new Heritage Minister, Shelly Glover:

FYI:Barnardo Homes Photographic Archive in England under threat

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

We have just come across some troubling news about the future of the Barnardo Homes Photographic Archive in Barkingside, East London. Apparently, Barnardos is digitizing this historically significant collection, after which, the originals will then be destroyed unless another home can be found for them.

Read the blog article detailing the possible fate of this important archival collection by clicking on the link:

Another teaser from Library and Archives Canada

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Censuses of Canada West and Canada East, 1842 now available online

Follow the link to the LAC blog for more information and access to the Censuses:

Notice for Huron County Branch Meeting

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Date:Wednesday, August 7, 2013 

Time:7:30 pm

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

Topic:The Livermore Families of Clinton

Name of Speaker:Daniel Livermore

Contact Info:

Brant OGS Special Event: Golfing Fundraiser

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013

Time: 11:00 am Shotgun Start

Location: Fescue’s Edge, 18 Hagan Rd., Brant (map)

Cost: $80 includes cart, lunch and donation to Brant OGS

(Receipt for donation will be provided)

Registration Deadline: August 20, 2013

Contact Information:

*special lunch without golf $40 (meal & donation)*

Mail or deliver payment along with registration form (attached below) to:

Brant County OGS

114-118 Powerline Rd

Brantford ON

N3T 5L8

*cash payments may be made in person at the above address. For directions please call: 519-753-4140

Registration Form:

golf registration form

Event Flyer:

golf flyer – OGS

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Events at Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Interested in vintage baseball? Can’t get enough of the War of 1812? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then drop by Fanshawe Pioneer Village this July and take in the following events:

London Tecumsehs Vintage Base Ball 

Date: Saturday, July 13

London Tecumsehs vs Northville Eclipse from noon to 2:00 pm


Northville Eclipse vs Woodstock Actives from 2:30 to 4:30

Cost: $7

Location: All games will take place at Tecumseh Field, located at the Fanshawe Pioneer Village.

Event details and contact info:

Choose, but Choose Wisely

An 1812 Play by Jeff Culbert


Tuesday to Thursday, July 16, 17, 18

Tuesday to Thursday, July 23, 24, 25

Tickets: $15 each, admission included

Book on-line at or through the Fanshawe Pioneer Village website:

Event details and contact info:

Library and Archives Canada releases new version of the 1871 Census (Ontario Index) database:

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

“Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Federal Census of 1871 (Ontario Index) database. Originally created in 1986 by the Ontario Genealogical Society, this database contains references to heads of households, people with a different surname living in the household and people who had died during the previous twelve months.

This new version includes revised district and sub-district information.”

Follow the link for access to the new database: