Meetings Held in 1999

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November 20 -- Annual General Meeting and "Members' Show and Tell"

Committee chairs presented their annual reports, and a new slate of executive officers and committee chairs was elected. Several branch members talked about their genealogical successes, cherished mementos, and research techniques.

October 16 -- "Teaching Genealogy in Grades 3, 4, and 5"

Liana Brittain spoke to us about her many experiences teaching genealogy classes in the Juniour Division at a school in Almonte, Ontario. Liana has been making genealogy and family history come alive for her students since 1995, when she first tested an elementary package prepared by the Education Committee of Kingston Branch. Since then, Liana has expanded and enhanced the package and, with the support of Corel Corp, has prepared a book that will serve as a guide for other teachers.

September 18 -- "Wexford Migrations, 1798-1998"

The Rev. Canon Borden Purcell spoke about migrations of Irish out of County Wexford to Canada in general and the Oakleaf area of Leeds County, Ontario, in particular, during this time period. Canon Purcell has a particular interest in Irish genealogy, visited the old country in April, 1999, and will be returning again soon.

June 12 -- Another Picnic in Cataraqui Cemetery

The weather co-operated! Walks, displays and demonstrations at various places in the cemetery were well produced and received. The cemetery company was again a generous host and provided lunch in the chapel. It also opened its old records for people to consult, and the branch presented new transcriptions of sections of Cataraqui.

May 15 -- "Heraldry and How It Pertains to Genealogy"

Roland Laframboise discussed some of the intricacies of heraldry and related some highlights from his own family genealogy. This aspect of genealogy, which has roots in Norman feudalism, has been little dealt with and was most interesting.

April 17 -- "Families of Frontenac Provincial Park and Area, 1832-1953"

Christian Barber, local author of Their Enduring Spirit, presented an emotional and reverent overview of the research that went into his book. The "right man, in the right place, at the right time", Mr. Barber formed an attachment to the people he interviewed and learned about. Frontenac Provincial Park was created in the early 1980s out of lands in the north of Loughborough Township and the south of Bedford Township.

March 20 -- "The MURTONs of New England, New Brunswick, and Toronto -- Research into Three Family Members"

Bea Corbett, long-term contributor of interesting and nostalgic articles in the Kingston Whig Standard, gave a great talk about her interest and research into one of her family lines.

February 20 -- "Another Look at the Burleigh Papers"

Stewart Renfrew, archivist at Queen's University Archives, where the very extensive and informative Burleigh Papers are held, gave an insightful overview of these significant papers and commented in detail about the most recent additions to the collection.

Our Silent Auction was a great success! Thanks to everyone who contributed.

January 16 -- "Quaker History"

David Holden, member of the Canadian Friends Historical Society and contributor to the Canadian Quaker History Newsletter/Journal, gave a most enlightening talk about the many fascinating aspects of Quaker history. He described the movement's development in England, its spread throughout the world, the form of meetings, the presence of this faith in this region and its ties with people and places in the United States.

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