Category: Community Outreach

September 30: Truth and Reconciliation

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,

October 2: Beginning Scottish Research

 “Beginning Scottish Research” with speaker Emma Maxwell. Emma Maxwell is a genealogist based in Central Scotland. She runs the popular Scottish genealogy resource website 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 …

CABHC: Ralph Morton Collection

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.

QWPL: Hours of Operation

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.

50+ Centre Newsletter (September)

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.

50+ Centre Newsletter (August)

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 CABHC Patch News (July)

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

July 14: DNA Online Drop-In

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.

50+ Centre Newsletter (July)

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!

June 21: Genealogy 101

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.
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