Month: February 2021

March 6: Writing/Publishing a Family History

David Bellhouse is a retired professor of statistics from the University of Western Ontario, where he has taught for 41 years. He has self-published three books about his family history and has also published two family histories on the Internet. His interest in family history has continued to the present day. FREE REGISTRATION REQUIRED  

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.

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.

Online Genealogy Webinars

These webinars provide a wealth of potential learning for family historians. Ontario Ancestors has a particularly strong emphasis on material relevant to the Ontario researcher. Webinars from Legacy Family Tree, FamilySearch and RootsTech present many other offerings which are also of significant value, especially in their respective Canadian sections. CHECK ONTARIO ANCESTORS FOR UPCOMING WEBINARS

February 12-15: Open House

Starting on Friday February 12th at 5 pm till Monday February 15th at 5 pm, select Branches will be opening their Members Only sections, which are full of one-of-a-kind and local resources, for you to explore. See what is available and you may decide a membership to our Society is very much worth the investment.

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