Month: February 2021

February 25-27: RootsTech Connect

For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, and your heritage and homelands—all from the comfort of your home and in your browser. FREE REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW

March 20: DNA-Law Enforcement-Privacy

This presentation will look at DNA testing with an overall backdrop of privacy in the digital age. How exposed are we already, how will our privacy be impacted by sharing our DNA results with others and potentially sharing it with law enforcement agencies? We will explore Canadian privacy laws and the security of your DNA.

FIND-IT: A New Finding Aid for Research

  In 2006, when Quinte Branch relocated its research library to the Quinte West Public Library a finding aid was ready to assist researchers to find individuals and related surnames in the resources. Many enhancements have been added in the intervening years such as major indexing additions and new features like resource location and titles.

FIND-IT: Research Finding Aid

The shelves of the Quinte Branch Research Library hold research materials ranging from individual family trees to large institutional collections of births, marriages and deaths, including cemetery transcriptions for most of the cemeteries in the Quinte area. FIND-IT, the research finding aid, can locate what you want in the library in a few mouse clicks.

February 20: Portable Genealogy

Bob Dawes, a retired technology executive and avid family historian has developed the presentation “PORTABLE GENEALOGY-YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU” for genealogists who want to take their family history research with them when they travel or visit research repositories. Bob, a past chair of the Quinte Branch, discusses GEDCOMs and synchronizing files between computers.

Bob’s Bytes

For the last fifteen years Bob Dawes has been providing computer advice for his fellow genealogists in the Quinte Branch and beyond, from his article on “Using a Spreadsheet to Record Research Findings” in the March 2006 edition of The New Searchlight to his advice on “Capturing Images for Genealogy” in the most recent edition.

Grappling With Grave Markers

Peter Johnson UE,  a former Chair with the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors, has authored a fascinating column in the Quinte Searchlight newsletter for many years producing over forty articles, each highlighting a specific tombstone or other grave marker. Peter includes background on the individual grave and provides information on the specific cemetery being researched.

February 6: eWeekly Update

Our free weekly email newsletter includes news on Ontario Ancestors, our Branches and Special Interest Groups, updates on family history initiatives and events, and heritage information from across the province.  eWeekly Update is available to anyone with email and you do not need to be an OGS member to subscribe. CLICK TO VIEW PAST ISSUES

Qualicum Beach Family History Society

Welcome: Qualicum Beach Family History Society strives to promote the study of genealogy and family history through accurate, ethical and thorough research principles and techniques. We maintain an expanding library of relevant genealogical books, magazines and research material; publish a quarterly journal; and provide regular workshops, courses and speakers to assist you with your research.

50+ Centre Newsletter (February)

There are plenty of ways to enjoy yourselves during a chilly February. You can challenge yourself to learn new things, find a new hobby or social group with virtual programs through the QSWC, cook on your own or with family and friends. Try something new or return to something you really enjoyed in the past.