Category: Quinte Branch Meeting

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.

March 20: DNA-Law Enforcement-Privacy

This presentation will look at DNA testing with an overall backdrop of privacy in the digital age. How exposed are we already, how will our privacy be impacted by sharing our DNA results with others and potentially sharing it with law enforcement agencies? We will explore Canadian privacy laws and the security of your DNA.

Branch and SIG Zoom Meetings

These Zoom-based webinars cover many topics of interest to family historians from “Researching Military Ancestors”, to exploring how to use the “FamilySearch.org” website, to discovering religious records, to considering the implications of using DNA for research to “Understanding Ontario’s Crown Land Records”. These presentations represent a wealth of education for Ontario genealogists.

January 16: Crouse Wanamaker Lecture

The Quinte Branch Crouse Wanamaker Lecture, which honours the founders of the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors, will be presented on January 16, 2021 starting at 1:00 pm. Cheryl Levy, PLCGS, of Footprints to Heritage, a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, is our presenter for this informative lecture. Share Cheryl’s lifelong journey.

January 16: 40 Years of Genealogy

The Quinte Branch Crouse Wanamaker Lecture, which honours the founders of the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors, will be presented on January 16, 2021 starting at 1:00 pm. Cheryl Levy, PLCGS, of Footprints to Heritage and a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, is our presenter for this informative lecture. Share Cheryl’s lifelong journey.

November 21: On the Trail of “Great Moments”

 In the search for our family histories, we all experience “great moments”, some not so great, some good, some bad and a smidgen which is mostly inspirational! Can’t wait to hear them! Our virtual meeting awaits. Great Moments research stories are usually a lot of fun but they can be tragic at the same time.