Month: December 2022

Volunteers Made It Happen In 2022

Volunteers are always welcome at the Quinte Branch. Many hands do indeed make light work! From indexing family trees to assisting in the Research Library to proofreading our digitizing projects, distance or lack of experience are not barriers, as many of our projects collaborate across the Internet. A simple task like typing into Notepad can

FIND-IT Had A Good 2022

FIND-IT had a very good year in 2022. Under the capable leadership of Dianne Taylor-Harding, Indexing Coordinator, and her “indexing team”, over a dozen complete family histories were digitized and added to the FIND-IT database. Proofreaders Lori Padgett, Sharon Preston and Jennifer Nasso provided essential support in the digitization of records from the 1869 Directory

PEC Genealogies by John Brebner

If your genealogy research leads you through Prince Edward County, check out the nearly 200 family histories compiled by John Brebner. These genealogies include the following surnames … and much more!  

Best of the Season from the Quinte Branch

All the best of this festive season from the Quinte Branch. It is a time to celebrate successes, contemplate new initiatives in the coming year, and reflect on the personal aspects of 2022, including the loss of old friends. Where possible, engage with family and friends to energize yourself for the challenges of 2023.   

John Carew: A Decade of Service

The Quinte Branch lost one of its “pillars” with the passing of John Carew on November 28, 2022. During a decade of service, John had served as Chair, Vice-Chair, Publications Coordinator and Library Coordinator, while taking an active role in supporting family history research throughout the Quinte area. John was an active participant in the

Dianne’s Indexing Team Moving Forward

The Quinte Branch Indexing Team under the direction of Dianne Taylor-Harding has added hundreds of new records to the FIND-IT free searchable database. These records are featured in the Jacob Clark Family, the Hoffman Family and the Robert Mitchell and Elizabeth Junkin Family. These family histories and hundreds of others are already on the shelves

A Quinte Branch “Sneak Peek” at 2023

Thanks to the efforts of Programme Coordinator, Kathryn Potter, the Quinte Branch has some terrific ZOOM programs already lined up for 2023. These presentations by experts in the field of “family history” are completely free and membership is not required. Simply register before the date and access the presentation with the link provided.  

Bob’s Bytes – An Enduring Resource

For over 15 years, Bob Dawes has shared his computer expertise in many ways. “Bob’s Bytes” was a regular feature in the Quinte Branch newsletter, “The Quinte Searchlight“. Bob created and mentored a “special interest group (SIG)”, a “TECH SIG“, that focused on using computers for genealogical research. A pre-eminent speaker on the “genealogy circuit”,

“Meet and Greet” Success

The Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors hosted a very successful “Meet & Greet” on Saturday, December 3 at the Quinte West Public Library. Envisioned by Heather Semper as an opportunity to meet old friends and get to know the Research Library, Marketplace and website better, the “Meet & Greet” was a resounding success. Terry Buttler,
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