The Community Archives keeps documentary materials of all kinds relating to Belleville and Hastings County, Ontario, and makes them available for research. Our archives was established in 2010 as a partnership between: City of Belleville, County of Hastings and Hastings County Historical Society The Community Archives collects and shares information about the Quinte area. CHECK OUT THE VARIOUS COLLECTIONS
This will be an open discussion session for anyone who is new to using commercial DNA testing to compliment their traditional genealogy research. The format will be primarily a Q&A where all participants share knowledge and expertise. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared to ask questions and share their DNA stories, tips, tricks and experiences.
Summer has arrived and it is making sure we know it is here! I hope yours gardens are growing in all this sun and rain and that your fans or air conditioning are working! We are very excited to be able to offer fitness classes in our beautiful parks this summer as well as on Zoom!
Have you ever wondered who your ancestors were and where they came from? Bob Dawes, of the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors, will present an overview of the genealogy hobby and how to get started. He will teach you where to look for records, how to track your information on both paper and a computer.
Join Amanda Hill for “Natives and Settlers: The View from the Archives” a look at relations between Indigenous Peoples and settlers in our region as revealed by written records and physical artifacts held in archives and museums around the world. Friday, June 18 at 2:00 pm.
Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts. Southard’s company, Your DNA Guide (YourDNAGuide.com), deploys a team of scientists who provide one-on-one genetic genealogy education and research services.
June is Seniors Month in Ontario! It’s a time to recognize our amazing older adults and all the contributions you’ve made here and in communities across Ontario. I know our 50+ programs wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful volunteers and I thank you for taking the time to make a difference in so many lives!
The Community Archives keeps documentary materials of all kinds relating to Belleville and Hastings County, Ontario, and makes them available for research. Our archives was established in 2010 as a partnership between: City of Belleville, County of Hastings and Hastings County Historical Society The Community Archives collects and shares information about the local Quinte area.
YOURTV (Belleville) Producer J. P. Lemieux shares his thoughts on his personal hero and mentor, Richard Hughes, a noted local historian in Quinte. Richard and the Historical Society have helped create a series of programs on a variety of local historical topics. Tune into YourTV for full episodes on Cogeco HD 700 and Epico 100.
Yearning to visit your local archives? Want to help make archival material more accessible to researchers? Here’s a way to volunteer by assisting on a project from your computer at home! Learn about our new transcription site, current collections available for transcription, and tips and tricks for transcribing and tagging archival material. Start transcribing now!