Meetings Held in 2000

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November 18 -- Annual General Meeting

Committee Chairs presented annual reports, and a new slate of Executive Officers and Committee Chairs was elected. Barbara Aitken and Dawn Broughton demonstrated how to use the guide Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Ancestors: A Guide to Family History Research, published by Kingston Branch OGS in May 2000. They also described the resources it lists for this area to show the kinds of census, cemeteries, church records and so on that are available for onešs county or counties of interest throughout Ontario.

October 21 -- "Using the Internet for Genealogical Research"

Branch members Nancy Cutway, Pauline Ball, Pam MacDonald and Pat Kempson shared their experiences of using the Internet for genealogical research. They also shared some of the addresses of Web sites that provided sources of useful information for them.

September 20 -- "Wills of Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Counties at Queen's Archives"

Stewart Renfrew stated that wills are, in most cases, the most complete and complicated document that you will find from a distant relative, but finding a will may be difficult. He reminded us of the under-used Frontenac County records, including the Kingston Tax Rolls and the "Township Papers" from the Ontario Department of Natural Resources.

June 17 -- Annual Picnic and Outdoor Program

This was held once again at Cataraqui Cemetery, this year in conjunction with the cemetery's 150th-anniversary events. Tours of this historic cemetery and a picnic lunch were available for the participants.

May 20 -- "The Lost Villages of the Seaway"

Jim Brownell, who grew up to be a local historian and genealogist, lived in the Seaway area during its construction, and he experienced the resulting rise in river levels, which submerged many villages and farms.

April 15 -- "Researching My Aboriginal Ancestors"

Karen Burtoft described her research, which connects two of her Western Ontario UEL ancestors, the Dockstader and Van Volkenburg families, to Mohawk ancestors, possibly with a connection to the famous Brant family.

March 18 -- Region VIII Meeting at the LDS Church, Glenburnie

Bob Dawes explored how the computer can be used to accomplish "The three Rs of genealogy: Researching, Recording and Reporting". Tom Dukes spoke on "On the Middle Road: Genealogy in an Academic History of a Veterinary School".

February 19 -- "Using Maps in Family History Research"

Fawne Stratford-Devai explained how maps are important tools to help researchers track down facts about their families.

January 15 -- "The Anvil and the Preacher"

Branch member Peg McLean described her research into the lives of her two grandfathers, one a blacksmith and the other a minister. She also showed us the large scrapbooks she had compiled about each of them.

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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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