Category: Quinte Branch Meeting

New Treasurer Elected

Rose McClanahan was elected Treasurer at the Quinte Branch Council Meeting of July 30. Rose brings with her a wealth of knowledge and will begin her duties as Treasurer on August 1, 2020. Welcome Rose!  

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.

Researching Early Quakers in Upper Canada

Members of the Society of Friends or Quakers arrived in Upper Canada before 1800 from New York, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and settled in Prince Edward County, the Niagara area and the Toronto area. They left a rich record in their minute books, registers and other ephemera for both the genealogist and social historian.

June 20: Quaker Settlement in the Quinte Area

In this “virtual meeting” on Saturday, June 20 starting at 1:00 pm, noted local genealogist, Randy Saylor will provide background and comment on early Quaker settlement in the Quinte area. “READ MORE” to access instructions on how to connect with this exciting workshop.          

CANCELLATION: Vision 2020 (June 5-7)

– CANCELLATION – Ontario Ancestors/OGS Conference VISION 2020 – REFUNDS ARE IN THE WORKS – REGISTRATION FEES CAN BE DONATED WHOLE OR IN PART TO ONTARIO ANCESTORS/OGS – CONTACT  MEGAN [ ed@ogs.on.ca ] TO ARRANGE DONATIONS –  TAX RECEIPTS WILL BE ISSUED FOR DONATIONS < STAY SAFE >

CLOSED: Due to Corona Virus

Until further notice, Library Services at 7 Creswell Drive Trenton, QWPL and Quinte Branch Genealogical Library are closed until at least 5 May 2020. In addition, the Branch Council Meeting scheduled for  Apr 9, 2020, if held, will be a virtual meeting online. Further advice is pending regarding the Ontario Ancestors conference on June 5-7.

CANCELLATION: Saturday, March 21 Meeting

In order to support public health initiatives and to reduce any possible exposure to the coronavirus, the Quinte Branch OGS meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 pm in the Quinte West library complex has been cancelled. Check the  Quinte Branch OGS on Facebook and Coronavirus Information from the Government of Canada  

March 21: Finding Family History with OurDigitalWorld

OurDigitalWorld hosts a wide range of community collections from Ontario and beyond, including one of the world’s largest newspaper sites – all freely accessible to the public. Jess Posgate is the Projects Coordinator for OurDigitalWorld.   Quinte Branch OGS Website Quinte Branch OGS on Facebook  

February 15: The Ins and Outs of FamilySearch

Nick Post will be explaining how FamilySearch came about and the benefits of using it. He will take the group through signing in to the program and discuss the different areas within the site; providing examples from his own Family Tree. Nick will also outline partnerships with other Family History sites, indexing and additional programs.

WELCOME 2020

Contact the Quinte Branch if you need some help with your research – or even better – come out to a meeting, like the presentation by Nick Post on February 15 (1:00 pm) at the Quinte West Library complex, and get acquainted with the workings of the Quinte Branch OGS in person.