Category: Community Outreach

Quinte Branch Needs Volunteers

Normally, we canvas for volunteers around the time of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) since voting in a new Executive and appointing new Committee Coordinators is preferably done in a public facing meeting. This year we are adjusting our approach. We will fill positions through the Branch Council and confirm at the AGM in 2021.

November 1: Grow Our Family

Ontario Ancestors’ Grow Our Family membership campaign will return once again for the 2021 year.  Any member of the Society renewing their membership can receive a 50% discount on their membership fees simply by bringing in a new member with them.  And the new member gets the same great deal – Society membership for $31.50!!  

October 31: Irish Palatine S-I-G

Roger Shier will speak about his research into the Shier family of Brock Township and their cousins in other parts of North America. Roger will cover their emigration to Canada, their moves to other states and provinces, their business activities and successes, their military contributions and some of the challenges and successes he has had.

Travel in the Age of Steamers

One hundred years ago, the steamship Brockville was a regular sight on the Bay of Quinte. The steamship was initially based in Brockville and the Thousand Islands but in June 1908 she was purchased by the Quinte Navigation Company for $10,000 and registered in Picton. CHECK OUT THE COMMUNITY ARCHIVES OF BELLEVILLE AND HASTINGS COUNTY

Elections: OGS Board of Directors

On Saturday, September 26, the Ontario Genealogical Society held its Annual General Meeting at which a new slate of Directors was elected. During the meeting electronic voting was held to elect a President, Vice President and six new Directors. Congratulations to the successful candidates and a heartfelt “thank you” to those moving on.

September 26: Register Early for AGM

  Join the Board of Directors and members of the Society from around the world this Saturday to discuss past successes and future plans and to celebrate our volunteers and Branches/SIGs at our Annual General Meeting. This will be held as a “virtual” meeting on the ZOOM platform. Members should register well before 10:00 am.

September 26: Ontario Ancestors AGM

Join the Board of Directors and members of the Society from around the world this Saturday to discuss past successes and future plans and to celebrate our volunteers and Branches/SIGs at our Annual General Meeting. This will be a “virtual” meeting on the ZOOM platform. You must register before 10:00 am on the OGS website.

February 25-27: RootsTech Connect “Virtual”

Discover your story at RootsTech Connect. Join the world’s largest family celebration for free to unlock your family’s history and learn how to preserve the stories of your life. For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people

Discover the Community Archives

Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre: Learn how to navigate the Belleville Community Archives with this free ZOOM program on Tuesday, July 21 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. Call 613-966-4632 or visit www.qswc.ca to register for this event. Amanda Hill, Archivist, will explore the resources at the Belleville Community Archives.  

Phase 3: Quinte Branch OGS

This week, the Ontario Genealogical Society announced that all Branch and Special Interest Group meetings should continue on for the balance of the 2020 calendar year as virtual or online meetings. “Read more” to understand the effect of “Phase 3” on the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors/OGS.