Month: October 2020

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.

Ontario Ancestors October “Explosion”

You can see that Ontario Ancestors and its Branches and SIGs have embraced the online presentation process to stay in touch with their members, and hopefully attract new ones! Check the Calendar section at the bottom of eWeekly for links to register for these events, or visit the Society website

Marilyn Mae Harry

It is with profound sadness that the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society notes the passing of Marilyn Mae Harry, a charter member of the Branch for many years. Marilyn served in a number of roles with the Branch including Treasurer, Branch Librarian and acting as Branch President in 2000-2001 and again in 2003.

Resources for Ancestors Across Ontario

The original interactive Ontario map on the OGS website is linked to each of the Ontario Ancestors Branches. To identify and to open the website of a branch, simply click on the name of the county or region on the map below. A new window will open for the website of the relevant Branch.

Travel in the Age of Steamers

One hundred years ago, the steamship Brockville was a regular sight on the Bay of Quinte. The steamship was initially based in Brockville and the Thousand Islands but in June 1908 she was purchased by the Quinte Navigation Company for $10,000 and registered in Picton. CHECK OUT THE COMMUNITY ARCHIVES OF BELLEVILLE AND HASTINGS COUNTY

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.