Beginner Genealogy Seminars
Dr Fraser Dunford, Past Executive Director of the Ontario Genealogical Society and member of Kawartha Branch OGS will guide you through:
The Basics - the family tree, family records, relationships, the importance of birth, marriage and death records and recording dates.
Getting Started - guiding principles, citation and keeping records.
The schedule for the Beginner Seminars on Genealogical Research is as follows -
- Tuesday, June 23rd, start time 1:00 pm - hosted at the Bobcaygeon Library. NOTE: To register for this free event, call Bobcaygeon Library at 705-738-2088.
Please check back often for updates as additional dates and locations are posted as confirmed.
2nd Annual Kawartha Conference
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:30 to 4:30 (Doors open at 8:30)
Northminster United Church - 300 Sunset Blvd, Peterborough
1. Political and Military situation in the United Kingdom and Canada 1814-1850
2. Lanark Society Settlers 1815
3. Commuted Pensioners Scheme 1831-32
4. Enrolled Pensioners Scheme 1851-58
5. Useful Records for Military Settlers
(Registration is Essential. Cost $35.00 - includes snacks and lunch. More details to come)
Kawartha Branch Projects
1) ONLINE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
Earlier this year Kawartha Branch started a new outreach program through the online newspaper MyKawartha . There are two sets of monthly articles with one set scheduled to come out early each month and the other set to come out mid-month:
Families of the Kawarthas (aka Founding Families at the online address) will give brief histories of some of the early settlers in this area. The articles to date are:
NOTE: If you would like to write about your ancestors for the series above, let us know at email@example.com
The Amateur Genealogist which introduces people to the basics of genealogy. The articles can be found at the following links:
2) Family History Name Index
The Branch library has many family histories. We are creating a name index for each history and will put the index in TONI (The Ontario Name Index - the three million and growing name index created by OGS). If you would like to help, this is another project you can do in your own home. We send you a digitized copy of the family history, you read it, and you enter each name you find into a spreadsheet. If you want to help - please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org