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Coming Events … in the World of Genealogy

Check out these “upcoming events” of interest to the genealogy community! – July 27: Genealogy Workshop at Old Hay Bay Church – September 14: Quinte “Doors Open” at the Quinte Branch Genealogy Centre in the Quinte West Public Library – September 21: Topics of Interest featuring Jennifer DeBruin – September 27 to 29: BIFHSGO Conference
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OGS Conference 2019: London Ontario (June 21-23)

Thinking about attending The Ontario Genealogical Society's Ontario Ancestors Conference and Family History Show in London, Ontario this year? The conference will be held at the downtown London Convention Centre June 21 to 23. Early Bird Pricing Discounts Expire March 31!!
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RootsTech Video Archive

Weren’t able to get to RootsTech … many sessions were videotaped and archived for your viewing over several years. Watch past sessions from RootsTech saved in the RootsTech Video Archive
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Surname Interest List

Boost your research … participate in our Surname Interest List, a Helping Hands Outreach Program of Quinte Branch OGS. The database of surnames is on our webpage or accessible via the following link. The Surname Interest List was developed to facilitate research collaboration, brick wall demolition, and cousin finding. It is not necessary to be a current member to participate. You may
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Cemetery Transcriptions on CD-ROM

Accelerate your research through “cemetery transcriptions”. The following items can be purchased by mail order from the Quinte Branch OGS using the convenient Mail Order Form for payment by cheque or money order.

Coming Events

Check out this event of premier interest to the “genealogy community” … ! June 21-23: OGS Conference in London, Ontario (Breaking Down Genealogical Barriers)  

OGS Conference 2019 – London, Ontario

Join us in London June 21-23rd! The excitement is building! With five days to go, hundreds of family historians are looking forward to learning from and talking to other family historians from across Canada and around the world. Conference 2019 will have over 500 attendees, more than 20 speakers, 48 sponsors and vendors, dozens of

June 15: Intro to the Archives of Ontario

This presentation is well-suited to researchers who are unable to travel to Toronto to visit the Archives of Ontario in person. Learn how to use the Archives of Ontario’s website and Microfilm Inter Loan Program to access collections – particularly records that are helpful for genealogical research.

June 15: Seventh Town Historical Society and MAGRC Celebrate

      Tomorrow is the big day. We celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We also celebrate 25 years for The Marilyn Adams Genealogical Society. Two parties! The event is free. No admission. We will have plenty of free cake plus two bands. Enjoy our presentations and demonstrations. Bring the family as we have activities for

Lawrence “Larry” McQuoid

The Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society lost a staunch supporter, long-time volunteer and true friend with the passing of Larry McQuoid on May 16, 2019. In addition to his community involvement, Larry served the Branch as editor of the “Searchlight”, Treasurer, dedicated volunteer and, recently, as a researcher in the Branch Research Library.

May 18 – The Wonders of WikiTree

<Adventures in Collaborative Genealogy> In this presentation, Leanne Cooper will provide an overview of WikiTree and its key features, and explore the ways that WikiTree supports finding and collaborating with distant cousins and other genealogists. Leanne is an active member of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO). Check out Leanne’s blog:

Early Loyalist Roots of the Lower Hudson River Valley and New York

April 20:  Brian Laurie-Beaumont had a forty year career in heritage facility development planning across Canada. The focus on heritage preservation and his formal education as an historian made genealogy a natural outlet for his inquisitive nature – and a fondness for challenging detective work. He is a member of the New England Historic and

Research Your Loyalist Family History

Come and research your loyalist family history. Saturday, April 13, 2019  [10:00 am to 3:00 pm] The following presentations will be made: (1) Angela & Peter Johnson UE Dominion Genealogists UELAC “How to document your Loyalist ancestor” (2) Lisa Lawlis Archivist County of Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives “Help with Research at the Archives”