Captain (Ret’d) Michael O’Leary and Sarah Coates will speak to the unique and individual experiences of second world war soldiers. Depending on an individual’s role and where they were stationed, the story of their service could vary dramatically. We try to “fill the gaps” to get a better understanding of their individual experiences.
The Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department is pleased to share the recreation program activities available for Fall Session “B”. Registration will kick off on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. for City Taxpayers and on Thursday, October 21, 2021 for Non-City Taxpayers. Registration will be available online through the QSWC website, by telephone
September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federal statutory holiday. The day recognizes the colonial legacy of residential schools, honour Indigenous survivors, and is vital to the ongoing reconciliation process. This statutory holiday means federally regulated sectors such as banks will be closed in observance of the national day. As of yet,
“Beginning Scottish Research” with speaker Emma Maxwell. Emma Maxwell is a genealogist based in Central Scotland. She runs the popular Scottish genealogy resource website www.scottishindexes.com with her husband and fellow genealogist, Graham Maxwell. Their website offers free indexes to Scotland’s Criminal Database, Scottish Mental Health Records, the Scottish Paternity Index and more. We all have to start somewhere …
The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County hosts many documents useful to family historians. Recently I was browsing and found my yearbook, the “Elevator”, from my BCIVS days, in the Ralph Morton Collection. Shown below is the “Elevator” from 1913. This is a source of individuals, businesses and social groups existing at that time.
Welcome to the Quinte West Public Library where we inspire you to learn, read, create and connect! Through its staff, resources and facilities, the Quinte West Public Library enables all members of the community to benefit from self-directed, lifelong learning and recreation. The library offers a variety of materials and services in Frankford and Trenton.
September is a bittersweet month for many; the heat of summer is over, most of the bugs are gone and we have the beauty of fall leaves to look forward to seeing, but it also means that in the not too distant future we will be bundling up and scraping frost off our windshields.
Our July summer session has been a great success with lots of wonderful feedback from participants enjoying the beautiful park locations! We are looking forward to holding our August classes outside as well before moving inside for the fall.
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.