Month: May 2022

Researching the Canadian Fallen: WWII

Explore the methodology and resources available for researching Canada’s fallen heroes of World War II with Ken McKinley on Saturday,  May 21, 2022. READ MORE for details of the presentation; explore Ken’s excellent research resources; and discover Ken’s collection of engaging workshops!

FIND-IT: On the Move in May

Under the able leadership of the Quinte Branch “Indexing Coordinator”, Dianne Taylor-Harding, a number of family histories on the shelves of the Research Library have been professionally indexed and added to the free searchable database, FIND-IT, available from the Quinte Branch website. Is your long-lost relative in this collection?  

Find A Real Treasure: Surname Interest List

Helping Hands Outreach Program at Quinte Branch:  … to facilitate research collaboration, brick wall demolition, and cousin finding. The SIL is composed of almost 4500 downloadable family surnames of interest to our members, past members and library contacts (AKA the providers), based on their research focus in Hastings, Prince Edward, and neighboring Counties. The SIL

MILESTONE 1,641,653

Recently Bob Dawes acquired files from the Campbellford Herald newspaper referencing BMDs and special events as covered in that newspaper between 1874 and 1996. These additions to the Quinte Branch FIND-IT searchable database totalled 44,919 records and will bring the total number of searchable records in the FIND-IT database to 1,641,653.  

Adolphustown-Fredericksburgh Website

The Adolphustown-Fredericksburg Heritage Website is definitely worth checking out for research into “Loyalist Country” on the North Shore of Lake Ontario. Features include the AFHS newsletter, “Neighbourhood Messenger”, back to 2012 available free online and many other “links of interest” to explore in the Greater Bay of Quinte area.
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