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CLOSED: Genealogy Research Library

The Quinte West Public Library locations in Trenton and Frankford are closed to the public effective at 12:00 pm on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Quinte Branch OGS Genealogy Research Library will be closed also, as it is located in the Quinte West Public Library in Trenton.   CHECK OUT “QUINTE NEWS” FOR DETAILS  
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CANCELLATION: Saturday, March 21 Meeting

In order to support public health initiatives and to reduce any possible exposure to the coronavirus, the Quinte Branch OGS meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 pm in the Quinte West library complex has been cancelled. Check the  Quinte Branch OGS on Facebook and Coronavirus Information from the Government of Canada  
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March 21: Finding Family History with OurDigitalWorld

OurDigitalWorld hosts a wide range of community collections from Ontario and beyond, including one of the world’s largest newspaper sites – all freely accessible to the public. Jess Posgate is the Projects Coordinator for OurDigitalWorld.   Quinte Branch OGS Website Quinte Branch OGS on Facebook  
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February 15: The Ins and Outs of FamilySearch

Nick Post will be explaining how FamilySearch came about and the benefits of using it. He will take the group through signing in to the program and discuss the different areas within the site; providing examples from his own Family Tree. Nick will also outline partnerships with other Family History sites, indexing and additional programs.
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WELCOME 2020

Contact the Quinte Branch if you need some help with your research – or even better – come out to a meeting, like the presentation by Nick Post on February 15 (1:00 pm) at the Quinte West Library complex, and get acquainted with the workings of the Quinte Branch OGS in person.  
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January 18: Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture – Cancelled

UPDATED: The Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture for 18 Jan 2020 has been CANCELLED. This decision by Quinte Branch has wisely been made for the safety and well being of our members and occasional community attendees. The storm is currently advertised by the Weather Network and Environment Canada as the biggest storm for Ontario this winter and is
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Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas to All from the Quinte Branch of OGS, including its Branch Council, Members and Volunteers. All the best of the festive season as we look forward to 2020, our 40th Anniversary Year!
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GEDmatch Bought by Verogen

A DNA Firm That Caters to Police Just Bought a Genealogy Site … On Monday afternoon, GEDmatch announced it was being taken over by a new owner, the forensic genomics firm Verogen. The San Diego-based company spun out of sequencing giant Illumina two years ago, specializing in next-generation DNA testing services catered to law enforcement.
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January 18: 40 Years of Genealogy

< Crouse-Wannamaker Lecture > This presentation will be RESCHEDULED 40 Years of Genealogy Look How Far We’ve Come “Tracing our family’s history is a lifelong journey …” Cheryl’s media presence and background in genealogy can be found on her websites, Footprints to Heritage, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  
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Quinte Branch Still Needs Volunteers

The Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society/Ontario Ancestors still needs volunteers and coordinators for “Photography”, “Publicity” and “Research Library” Contact us if you would like greater involvement in the local genealogical community and the satisfaction that volunteerism brings. [HOME OF THE QUINTE BRANCH OGS RESEARCH LIBRARY] >>quintechair@ogs.on.ca<<  
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Grow Our Family Campaign

Ontario Ancestors’ Grow Our Family membership campaign has returned once again for the 2020 year. Any member of the Society renewing their membership can receive a 50% discount on their membership fees simply by bringing in a new member with them. And the new member gets the same great deal – Society membership for $31.50
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Membership Renewal Time

Membership Renewals for 2020 Begin on November 1 Check out what the Quinte Branch OGS offers its members! HELP US GROW THE OGS FAMILY – CLICK HERE FOR A “REAL DEAL”
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Barriefield Battalion 155

Barriefield Battalion #155 – July 6, 1916 The 155th (Quinte) Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Barriefield, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. After sailing to England in October 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 154th Battalion, CEF and 6th Reserve Battalion on December
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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.