Category: Resources and Research

Genealogy “Cheat Sheets”

Almost three years ago, Thomas MacEntee made these “cheat sheets” available to the genealogy community. Here, from the “dustbin of history”, are some potentially very useful resources worth exploring. “READ MORE” to Access All Free Genealogy “Cheat Sheets” from Thomas MacEntee – SAMPLES:  10 Cloud Computing Tips for Genealogy 10 Google Books Tips for Genealogy

FIND-IT Had A Good 2022

FIND-IT had a very good year in 2022. Under the capable leadership of Dianne Taylor-Harding, Indexing Coordinator, and her “indexing team”, over a dozen complete family histories were digitized and added to the FIND-IT database. Proofreaders Lori Padgett, Sharon Preston and Jennifer Nasso provided essential support in the digitization of records from the 1869 Directory

PEC Genealogies by John Brebner

If your genealogy research leads you through Prince Edward County, check out the nearly 200 family histories compiled by John Brebner. These genealogies include the following surnames … and much more!  

Dianne’s Indexing Team Moving Forward

The Quinte Branch Indexing Team under the direction of Dianne Taylor-Harding has added hundreds of new records to the FIND-IT free searchable database. These records are featured in the Jacob Clark Family, the Hoffman Family and the Robert Mitchell and Elizabeth Junkin Family. These family histories and hundreds of others are already on the shelves

A Quinte Branch “Sneak Peek” at 2023

Thanks to the efforts of Programme Coordinator, Kathryn Potter, the Quinte Branch has some terrific ZOOM programs already lined up for 2023. These presentations by experts in the field of “family history” are completely free and membership is not required. Simply register before the date and access the presentation with the link provided.  

Bob’s Bytes – An Enduring Resource

For over 15 years, Bob Dawes has shared his computer expertise in many ways. “Bob’s Bytes” was a regular feature in the Quinte Branch newsletter, “The Quinte Searchlight“. Bob created and mentored a “special interest group (SIG)”, a “TECH SIG“, that focused on using computers for genealogical research. A pre-eminent speaker on the “genealogy circuit”,

Surname Interest List (SIL) Update

The SIL is comprised of family surnames of interest to our members, past members and library contacts, based on their research focus in Hastings, Prince Edward, and neighboring Counties. The SIL is offered below in two downloadable files: one sorted by surname, which depicts the number of providers researching, for example, the name “Jones” and

Abbreviations in Family History

This material was extracted from the Family History Daily website, a source of excellent family history information, courses and a regular free newsletter. A ad inf ~ ad infinitum (to infinity) ad init ~ ad initium (at the beginning) ad int ~ ad interim (in the meantime) admix or admx ~ administratrix/female administrator admr

FIND-IT – November Update

Over 5000 new records are being added to the Quinte Branch FIND-IT database at the end of November. These records are derived from Electoral Lists prepared for the 1935 Federal Election in the riding of Hastings-Peterborough. Check out the list of unique SURNAMES in this batch. Do you have “surnames of interest” in this collection?

Sylvester McCoy (1883-1961)

If you are researching the McCoy family and, in particular, Sylvester McCoy (1883-1961), in the Hastings County, Ontario area, please be aware of the following information provided by a McCoy family researcher. “Sylvester married Sarah Eleanor Fulford-Abernathy on February 28, 1910 Murray, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. Sylvester is a 155th Battn World War 1 Veteran whose
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