Month: September 2021

September 30: Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federal statutory holiday. The day recognizes the colonial legacy of residential schools, honour Indigenous survivors, and is vital to the ongoing reconciliation process. This statutory holiday means federally regulated sectors such as banks will be closed in observance of the national day. As of yet,

October 2: Beginning Scottish Research

 “Beginning Scottish Research” with speaker Emma Maxwell. Emma Maxwell is a genealogist based in Central Scotland. She runs the popular Scottish genealogy resource website www.scottishindexes.com with her husband and fellow genealogist, Graham Maxwell. Their website offers free indexes to Scotland’s Criminal Database, Scottish Mental Health Records, the Scottish Paternity Index and more. We all have to start somewhere …

QWPL: Energize Your Research with Images

Quinte West Public Library (QWPL) in Trenton, Ontario has been awarded Affiliate Library status by the FamilySearch organization. This means that files that could only be viewed in an LDS Family History Centre (FHC) can now also be viewed in the Quinte West Public Library. READ MORE!

CABHC: Ralph Morton Collection

The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County hosts many documents useful to family historians. Recently I was browsing and found my yearbook, the “Elevator”, from my BCIVS days, in the Ralph Morton Collection. Shown below is the “Elevator” from 1913. This is a source of individuals, businesses and social groups existing at that time.

QWPL Now FamilySearch Affiliate Library

Quinte West Public Library (QWPL) in Trenton, Ontario has been awarded Affiliate Library status by the FamilySearch organization. This means that files which could only be viewed in an LDS Family History Centre (FHC) can now also be viewed in the Quinte West Public Library.   Congratulations, Bob!

September 18: Our Evolving Canadian Story

Using her own family story, Jennifer explores how many people and cultures contribute to the Canadian story. From Indigenous peoples to recent immigrants, the often complex interactions weave new perspectives, traditions, and opportunities into the fabric of Canada.  

QWPL: Hours of Operation

Welcome to the Quinte West Public Library where we inspire you to learn, read, create and connect! Through its staff, resources and facilities, the Quinte West Public Library enables all members of the community to benefit from self-directed, lifelong learning and recreation. The library offers a variety of materials and services in Frankford and Trenton.

50+ Centre Newsletter (September)

September is a bittersweet month for many; the heat of summer is over, most of the bugs are gone and we have the beauty of fall leaves to look forward to seeing, but it also means that in the not too distant future we will be bundling up and scraping frost off our windshields.

September 18: Exploring Our Evolving Canadian Story

Using her own family story, Jennifer explores how many people and cultures contribute to the Canadian story. From Indigenous peoples to recent immigrants, the often complex interactions weave new perspectives, traditions, and opportunities into the fabric of Canada.    
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