Posts Tagged ‘oshawa’

Brickwalls: Seeking Information on John Heard of Angus, Ontario and Reginald Lorenzo Heard

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Brickwall #1 -

John Heard/Hurd b abt 1921 England (parents listed on marriage certificate Thomas & Sarah Heard) with possible middle name of Freeman. Have never found arrival date or origins of birth in England. Heard is too common a name. Marr #1 Sarah Jane Thompson 18 Oct 1875 parsonage Barrie = 15 children. Marr #2 Rebecca Harvey born USA 2 Mar 1847 Whitby Ontario = 6 children. John Heard died 30 Dec 1895 Angus Ontario, will probated 1898 and on son William’s death 1933 it says father born Plymouth, mother born Ogdensburg New York (have traced this family) but can find no proof of John Heard & Plymouth. Anyone know which way to go on this one?

Brickwall #2 -

Heard, Reginald Lorenzo born 5 Nov 1913 Essa Twp. Registered 8 Jan 1914 (my copy dated 28 Apr 1982) no
parents named but genealogy of the family – his parents were Wilfred Charles Heard and Ida May Alexander
of Simcoe County. Reginald married Edith Elizabeth M. M. Barker (7 Sept 1912-28 Apr 1975) on 2 Jan 1937 in
Oshawa, Ontario = 3 children lived, twins died at birth. Reginald had no siblings.

Have a card re: War Service Badge GS 1070441 for Heard, Reginald Lorenzo with rank & serial numbers
issued June 26, 1985. For years city directories listed him as soldier, and for some he lived with his
mother Ida May Heard in Oshawa.

Family information from late daughters – Reg married Elizabeth Mae DeAmbroise using name Reginald
Larribee Hurd 9 Oct 1943 & had 3 children.

From copy of marriage certificate Reg then married Jean Murray Stover as Reginald John Heard 8 Aug 1964
in village of Sombra County Lambton by license as a divorcee. Here is the questioning part – statement says his
parents were Wesley Duncan Heard and Mary Alice Lander both born Texas as was he ? (He had an uncle named Duncan Wesley).

Reg died 11 March 1983 Edmonton Alberta not long after his daughters found him. So who was this man really?
I could find no connections on Ancestry & Family Search to this American family. Any suggestions?

If you think you can help Marie-Jeanne, she may be reached directly at: mjheardATsympatico.ca

FYI:OGS Conference 2013 Daily Schedule posted & Registering at the door

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

For those of you who would like to see details of everything that’s happening at the OGS Conference 2013, here’s the Daily Schedule. You can still register at the door for lectures on Saturday and Sunday, but the food tickets may be all sold, so be sure to have alternate food plans just in case, and be prepared to pay by giving a credit card number, or using cheque or cash. There area also a few rooms left at the South Village Residence, although these are no longer held for our group.

Conference 2013 Daily Schedule:

http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Conference-2013-Daily-Schedule-May-29-2013.pdf

More information about Conference 2013 can be found by visiting the conference website at: http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2013/home/

OGS Conference 2013 – May 31, June 1 and 2, 2013 Durham College/UOIT, Oshawa, Ontario

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

OGS Conference 2013 is now ready to receive paper registrations.

If you’ve never attended one of the Ontario Genealogical Society’s annual conferences, you are in for a treat! There will be workshops, lectures, special interest group meetings (SIG’s), a large Marketplace, free genealogical help, a tour, and inexpensive accommodation.

Register before March 31 and save money with our Early Bird Special price.

OGS members also receive a discount.

To register, visit the conference web site at www.ogs.on.ca/conference and download the conference brochure. You can fill in and mail the registration form, located on page 7, to:

OGS Conference 2013

40 Orchard View Blvd., Suite 102

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4R 1B9

 

Online registration will be available soon. 

General inquiries about Conference 2013 may be forwarded to: conference2013@ogs.on.ca

Questions regarding registration may be forwarded to: provoffice@ogs.on.ca

Heritage Events for the Weekend of: September 22, 2012

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

There are more of the popular Doors Open events happening this weekend in the following areas: (click on the links for details specific to that area)

Brant: http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Brant.aspx

East Elgin: http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/East-Elgin.aspx

Grimsby: http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Grimsby.aspx

Markham: http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Markham.aspx

Oshawa: http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Oshawa.aspx

Oxford: http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Oxford.aspx

Walkerton and Area: http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Walkerton-and-Area.aspx