Month: November 2020

Ontario Township Papers at FamilySearch

Through an agreement with the Archives of Ontario, FamilySearch is making Ontario’s Township Papers available on their website for free. In order to access them, you must sign into or create a free account with FamilySearch.  Please note that these records have not yet been indexed or transcribed, but hold a real wealth of information.

1871 Hastings County Assessment Rolls

A new project from the Community Archives might be of interest to you. We have scanned the 1871 Hastings County assessment roll and would like your help in making the names in it available to the public. Each municipality in the county of Hastings regularly sent a copy of its assessment roll to the county authorities.

December 9: Insider’s Guide to OnLand.ca

All documents for every Land Registry Office can be accessed through the Document images feature on the OnLand site. If the document is not available for viewing, you can follow the system prompts to request it, and it will be uploaded within 24 hours. Registration is required for this webinar. PREPARE BY WATCHING TUTORIAL VIDEOS

December 5: Ontario Land Records Made Easy

Join Ken McKinlay on Saturday, December 5th, 10:00 am-noon, for a BIFHSGO Workshop: Ontario Land Records Made Easy. The workshop is free to attend but registration is required. Many of our ancestors settled in Ontario but the closing of Land Registry Offices has many of us struggling to find the land records of our ancestors.

November 21: On the Trail of “Great Moments”

 In the search for our family histories, we all experience “great moments”, some not so great, some good, some bad and a smidgen which is mostly inspirational! Can’t wait to hear them! Our virtual meeting awaits. Great Moments research stories are usually a lot of fun but they can be tragic at the same time.

November 21: “Great Moments” Goes Virtual

Quinte Branch members volunteer to share short stories about a variety of experiences from getting over, around, or under a brick wall, to a new connection made, or tips and tricks that others may find useful! In the search for our family histories, we all experience “great moments” and, at times, some not so great.

November 18: Research Canadian Ancestors

These sessions are FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend. No USER NAME or PASSWORD required. Please type in your first name and surname initial, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest”. Come out and enhance your research skills with Canadian records.  

November 10: L-A-C Webinar-In the Trenches

Library and Archives Canada is offering a webinar “In the Trenches” which will explore digitized First World War Records held by LAC.  This introductory webinar demonstrates how to access Canadian Expeditionary Force service files online, and explores key documents from one service file in particular.    

Community Archives for Research

The newspaper collection is only one of the many resources for family history research found at the “Archives” … and the newspaper collection is searchable. Check out these (some sad) articles of family history related to my grandfather I  found in the “Weekly Ontario and Bay of Quinte Chronicle” newspaper.    
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