Category: Resources and Research

QWPL: Energize Your Research with Images

Quinte West Public Library (QWPL) in Trenton, Ontario has been awarded Affiliate Library status by the FamilySearch organization. This means that files that could only be viewed in an LDS Family History Centre (FHC) can now also be viewed in the Quinte West Public Library. READ MORE!

QWPL Now FamilySearch Affiliate Library

Quinte West Public Library (QWPL) in Trenton, Ontario has been awarded Affiliate Library status by the FamilySearch organization. This means that files which could only be viewed in an LDS Family History Centre (FHC) can now also be viewed in the Quinte West Public Library.   Congratulations, Bob!

QWPL Now FamilySearch Affiliate Site

Quinte West Public Library (QWPL) has been awarded Affiliate Library status by the FamilySearch organization. This means that any files which could only be viewed in an LDS Family History Centre (FHC) can also be viewed in the Quinte West Public Library. This is great news for Quinte genealogists and for visitors in the area.

Genealogy Research Library Opens

Under Stage 3 of the provincial “COVID-19 Reopening Plan”, the Quinte West Public Library is now fully open. Some protocols are still in place, such as providing names and phone numbers at the door, disinfecting, wearing masks, socially distancing and room occupancy limits, which for the Genealogy Research Library is 3 people at one time.

The CABHC Patch News (August)

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 the City of Belleville, County of Hastings and Hastings County Historical Society The Community Archives collects and shares information about the Quinte area.

Online Family Trees – BUYER BEWARE

An astute and concerned member of the Quinte Branch, Mary Culloden, pointed out a pitfall in researching approach that can easily lead new family history researchers astray. That trap is the ease with which many online sites provide a simple way to grow one’s new family tree by simply “adding details from existing online trees”

FIND-IT: Research Finding Aid

The shelves of the Quinte Branch Research Library hold research materials ranging from individual family trees to large institutional collections of births, marriages and deaths, including cemetery transcriptions for most of the cemeteries in the Quinte area. FIND-IT, the research finding aid, can locate what you want in the library in a few mouse clicks.

FIND-IT: A New Finding Aid for Research

In 2006, when Quinte Branch relocated its research library to the Quinte West Public Library a finding aid was ready to assist researchers to find individuals and related surnames in the resources. Many enhancements have been added in the intervening years such as major indexing additions and new features like resource location and titles. Last

Find A Real Treasure: S-I-L Updated

The SIL is comprised of family surnames of interest to our members, past members and library contacts (AKA the providers), based on their research focus in Hastings, Prince Edward, and neighboring Counties. Download the files and check out the possibility that one or more of our SIL providers have similar surname research interests to you.

The Ancestor Hunt

A vast collection of historic newspapers, obituaries, birth, marriage and death records, historic photos, high school and college yearbooks and city directories for those researching family history in the province of Ontario. All of these resources have been collected into a single pool for easy online access. Check out “The Ancestor Hunt” resources for Ontario!
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