Meetings Held in 1998

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November 21 -- "Show and Tell" and Annual General Meeting

Several members brought, displayed and talked about items and artifacts of central importance to their family history. From textiles to published works and photographs, a wide range of material was presented. We gained insight and hope to repeat the session next November. Our new executive was elected at the AGM, and committee chairs read their year-end reports.

October 17 -- "Private Publishing"

Russ Waller, local publisher of many popular genealogical works, described how we could put our family histories into final, self-published form. Very enlightening!

September 19 -- "A 25th Anniversary Dinner"

A fine meal and great reminiscences of Kingston Branch's start-up years capped our 25th- anniversary celebrations for the year. Thanks to all who have supported and contributed over the years. We extend a special invitation to those who might support and contribute during the next 25 years!

photo of picnic in cemetery

June 20 -- Gala 25th Anniversary "Picnic in the Cemetery"

We celebrated our 25th anniversary with a picnic in Kingston's famous Cataraqui Cemetery. There was sunshine, great food, and fascinating company -- we had close to 140 people! The cemetery office assisted with ancestor searches, and knowledgeable people answered a wide range of genealogically and historically significant questions. We give special thanks to Dawn Broughton for organizing this special day.

photo courtesy of Marjorie Simmons

May 23 -- "Family Tree Maker and Digital Imaging"

Rick Roberts spoke about the new version of this popular genealogical software and demonstrated how to integrate photos and use the software for Internet searching. An overflow audience was evidence of the growing popularity of computers in genealogy.

April 18 -- "Bath, on the Bay of Quinte"

Jane Foster, of the Lennox & Addington County Museum (LACM), spoke about the early settlers of this place, originally called Ernestown. After her presentation, she fielded questions about researching at the L&ACM.

March 21 -- "Discovering My Grandfather, John Carruthers"

Patsy Flemming, a Kingston historian and writer, spoke about her research on her grandfather, John Carruthers -- his life and political campaigns opposing Sir John A. Macdonald -- and using information available in Kingston libraries, archives, and newspapers.

February 21 -- "Reciprocal Genealogical Research"

Barbara Winn spoke about her experiences researching the POWLEY family in Ontario from Quebec and offered suggestions on efficiently researching in Quebec records from Kingston.

January 17 -- "Using Anglican Church Archives"

Paul Banfield, archivist at both Queen's University Archives and the Anglican Diocese of Ontario Archives (both of which are located here in Kingston), talked about using the significant records of the diocese to carry out genealogy.

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A condensed version of the speaker's presentation from each meeting is also published in our newsletter, Kingston Relations. All members of Kingston Branch receive a copy of our newsletter through the mail. Find out how you can join Kingston Branch and regularly receive your own copy of our newsletter.

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