Month: November 2022

December 3: Meet & Greet

On Saturday, December 3 come by the Quinte West Public Library in Trenton between 9:30 and 12:30 pm. The Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors is holding a “Meet & Greet”. Head across the lobby upon entering and find us in the “multi-purpose room”. Light refreshments will be provided. Tours of the Quinte Branch Research Library

Surname Interest List (SIL) Update

The SIL is comprised of family surnames of interest to our members, past members and library contacts, based on their research focus in Hastings, Prince Edward, and neighboring Counties. The SIL is offered below in two downloadable files: one sorted by surname, which depicts the number of providers researching, for example, the name “Jones” and

Abbreviations in Family History

This material was extracted from the Family History Daily website, a source of excellent family history information, courses and a regular free newsletter. A ad inf ~ ad infinitum (to infinity) ad init ~ ad initium (at the beginning) ad int ~ ad interim (in the meantime) admix or admx ~ administratrix/female administrator admr

FIND-IT – November Update

Over 5000 new records are being added to the Quinte Branch FIND-IT database at the end of November. These records are derived from Electoral Lists prepared for the 1935 Federal Election in the riding of Hastings-Peterborough. Check out the list of unique SURNAMES in this batch. Do you have “surnames of interest” in this collection?

Sylvester McCoy (1883-1961)

If you are researching the McCoy family and, in particular, Sylvester McCoy (1883-1961), in the Hastings County, Ontario area, please be aware of the following information provided by a McCoy family researcher. “Sylvester married Sarah Eleanor Fulford-Abernathy on February 28, 1910 Murray, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. Sylvester is a 155th Battn World War 1 Veteran whose

FIND-IT is Growing Again

The Quinte Branch “Indexing Team” under the capable leadership of Coordinator, Dianne Taylor-Harding, has added 1000 new records and 300 unique surnames to the FIND-IT database. This database is freely available online and references many documents, including intact family trees, in the Quinte Branch Research Library. If you find a family member referenced in FIND-IT,

A Quick Look at Presentations in 2023

The agenda for Quinte Branch Presentations is filling up. Check out the presentations for 2023 already booked so far. If you have a presentation with a “genealogy theme” that could be delivered via ZOOM, contact Kathryn at  

Learning to Love Lockdown with Amanda Hill

“Learning to Love Lockdown: How the Community Archives Unleashed its Collections” with Archivist, Amanda Hill. The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County was established in 2010 and is the home for the documentary heritage of our Quinte region. In 2016 the archives were moved into a new facility in the Belleville Public Library building.
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