Month: October 2020

Need A Genealogy Road Map

Getting started in Family History research can be both daunting and extremely rewarding. Where do you start, how do you keep track of everything and how can you get help? The Quinte Branch with the help of Bob Dawes has started this Genealogy 101 basic instruction guide on the website to help you get going.

October 17: Register Now for Webinar

Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, Thomas MacEntee will show you how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.

October 17: Family History is no Game

Don’t play games with your years of family history research. What happens once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, Thomas MacEntee will show you how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.

Quinte Branch Needs Volunteers

Normally, we canvas for volunteers around the time of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) since voting in a new Executive and appointing new Committee Coordinators is preferably done in a public facing meeting. This year we are adjusting our approach. We will fill positions through the Branch Council and confirm at the AGM in 2021.

Find A Real Treasure

The SIL is comprised of family surnames of interest to our members, past members and library contacts (AKA the providers), based on their research focus in Hastings, Prince Edward, and neighboring Counties. Download the files and check out the possibility that one or more of our SIL providers have similar surname research interests to you.

October 17: Family History in the Dumpster

Are your years of hard work researching your family history headed for the dumpster once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, Thomas MacEntee will show you how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.

November 1: Grow Our Family

Ontario Ancestors’ Grow Our Family membership campaign will return once again for the 2021 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!!  

October 17: Future Proof Your Genealogy

Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, Thomas MacEntee will show you how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.

October 31: Irish Palatine S-I-G

Roger Shier will speak about his research into the Shier family of Brock Township and their cousins in other parts of North America. Roger will cover their emigration to Canada, their moves to other states and provinces, their business activities and successes, their military contributions and some of the challenges and successes he has had.