Month: September 2022

October 8: Doors Open Hastings County

20 locations across Hastings County will be opening their doors in celebration of community heritage on Saturday, October 8th as part of Doors Open Hastings County. Doors Open is designed to highlight the culturally and historically significant places and spaces within our many communities, creating access and awareness to our hidden gems of Hastings heritage

Is Your Research Headed to a Dumpster

Considering the countless hours we all spend researching our family history, part of that time should be spent planning for the eventuality when our research passes from our hands. Do you have family or friends who will carry on? Will you donate that research to an institution that could make your research available to others?

Expanding FIND-IT

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Lori P., over 7,000 records have been added just this week to the free searchable database, FIND-IT, maintained by the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors. These records were drawn from the Canada 150 Project available in the Quinte Branch Marketplace. CHECK OUT THE TUTORIAL VIDEOS  

Canada 150 Project

The Canada 150 Project showcases an essential collection of 46 contributed family histories made available by researchers whose family trees extended back to the creation of Canada in 1867. This collection is rich in content and visuals, moving far beyond the scope of BMD data to embrace a vivid narrative of life in early Canada.

Master Index to Digital Publications

The Quinte Branch Marketplace has a lot of research material related to the Greater Quinte Area. Hundreds of cemetery transcriptions, church records, newspaper clippings and access to experienced on-site research can all be found in the Marketplace. A “Master Index to Digital Publications in the Marketplace” can be found on the Quinte Branch website. CLICK

September 17: All the Daniels

The September Quinte Branch meeting will feature Quinte Branch member John Walker sharing his story called “All the Daniels”. This presentation will reflect a portion of the research Mary Lou and John Walker have done on their respective families in Eastern Ontario. Mark your calendar for September 17 at 1:00 pm.    

September 10: Doors Open Quinte West

The 11th annual Doors Open Quinte West returns in person this year on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm! This event offers free access for the public to explore, discover and enjoy the history of local organizations, businesses and attractions throughout Quinte West. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to tour, explore

Canada 150 Project

A Quinte Branch project, showcasing an essential collection of contributed family histories made available by researchers whose family trees extended back to the creation of Canada in 1867. This collection is a virtual bonanza of names and family relationships woven through the history of the Greater Quinte area and beyond. Forty-six researchers contributed dozens of

Family History in the Fall

The Quinte Branch Facebook page reminds us that September is here, the kids are going back to school and with many summer activities behind us, there is more time for family history research. Steve Ostrom, Social Media Coordinator, has published an attractive Facebook cover page that should remind us all that with the fall season
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