Category: Quinte Branch Meeting

November 20: Looking for Speakers

Do you have a genealogical moment (good, bad, funny, sad) to share with Quinte Branch members? November 20th – the Quinte Branch will celebrate Great Moments! At our last meeting of the year in November, Quinte Branch members will share “great moments” in their family history research. While searching for our family histories, we all

September 18: Our Evolving Canadian Story

Using her own family story, Jennifer explores how many people and cultures contribute to the Canadian story. From Indigenous peoples to recent immigrants, the often complex interactions weave new perspectives, traditions, and opportunities into the fabric of Canada.  

September 18: Exploring Our Evolving Canadian Story

Using her own family story, Jennifer explores how many people and cultures contribute to the Canadian story. From Indigenous peoples to recent immigrants, the often complex interactions weave new perspectives, traditions, and opportunities into the fabric of Canada.    

September 18: Our Evolving Canadian Story

Our Canadian story is complex and ever-changing. For some, Canada has been home for generations, while for others, their story here is just beginning. As with all compelling stories, there are plot twists and turns, tragedies, and triumphs, heroes, and heroines – these are the foundation of our Canadian story. Let’s explore our unique story.

June 19: UK Censuses 1801 to the Present Day

Each census will be examined in turn, deconstructing the information that is available, revealing tips and hints for lateral thinking, which give clues for further research. We will also look at what could be considered census substitutes, such as the 1939 Register because there was no census taken in 1941 due to World War II.

May 15: Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources

Many valuable and overlooked databases don’t make headline news. Every day new ones are being created. In this presentation, Diane explores some juicy gems. The websites are grouped as follows: New to Me, Hot off the Press, Crowdsource Platforms, World, African American, and United States. Learn from the best as Diane tracks them down.

April 17: Where Your Ancestors Lived

Linda is a member of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada, the Ontario Genealogical Society, and the Ontario Historical Society. The focus of this presentation is on changing boundaries in Ontario. Unless you are aware of what province, county and district your ancestor’s home was considered to be in, you may miss important information.

February 20: Portable Genealogy

Bob Dawes, a retired technology executive and avid family historian has developed the presentation “PORTABLE GENEALOGY-YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU” for genealogists who want to take their family history research with them when they travel or visit research repositories. Bob, a past chair of the Quinte Branch, discusses GEDCOMs and synchronizing files between computers.
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