Considering the countless hours we all spend researching our family history, part of that time should be spent planning for the eventuality when our research passes from our hands. Do you have family or friends who will carry on? Will you donate that research to an institution that could make your research available to others?
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Lori P., over 7,000 records have been added just this week to the free searchable database, FIND-IT, maintained by the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors. These records were drawn from the Canada 150 Project available in the Quinte Branch Marketplace. CHECK OUT THE TUTORIAL VIDEOS
The Canada 150 Project showcases an essential collection of 46 contributed family histories made available by researchers whose family trees extended back to the creation of Canada in 1867. This collection is rich in content and visuals, moving far beyond the scope of BMD data to embrace a vivid narrative of life in early Canada.
The Quinte Branch Marketplace has a lot of research material related to the Greater Quinte Area. Hundreds of cemetery transcriptions, church records, newspaper clippings and access to experienced on-site research can all be found in the Marketplace. A “Master Index to Digital Publications in the Marketplace” can be found on the Quinte Branch website. CLICK
A Quinte Branch project, showcasing an essential collection of contributed family histories made available by researchers whose family trees extended back to the creation of Canada in 1867. This collection is a virtual bonanza of names and family relationships woven through the history of the Greater Quinte area and beyond. Forty-six researchers contributed dozens of
The Quinte Branch Facebook page reminds us that September is here, the kids are going back to school and with many summer activities behind us, there is more time for family history research. Steve Ostrom, Social Media Coordinator, has published an attractive Facebook cover page that should remind us all that with the fall season
A post earlier in August on the Quinte Branch Facebook page discussed how to search the Intelligencer newspapers uploaded by the CABHC to the Internet Archive. https://archive.org/search.php?query=(intelligencer)%20AND%20-title%3A(weekly)%20AND%20collection%3A(CABHC)&sort=date The video referenced below may help in a search for individuals or events described in the early editions of the Intelligencer newspaper published in Belleville. If you still
CABHC reports … “The end of July marked an important milestone in our summer project to photograph the nineteenth-century issues of The Daily Intelligencer newspaper. All of the volumes of the newspaper from June 1867 to 1900 have now been digitized and made available online through the Internet Archive. The newspapers have been passed through
The Quinte Branch Research Library’s “online catalogue” is an often overlooked resource on the website. There are many categories of resources that would support family history research, including both digital and paper publications. Existing categories include audio-visual, cemeteries, censuses, directories, genealogies, histories, lists, newsletters, records and reference works. This “online catalogue” is searchable and downloadable.
Dianne Taylor-Harding, Indexing Coordinator, and her enthusiastic team have added hundreds of new and unique names to the Quinte Branch FIND-IT searchable database of individuals referenced in family histories in the Quinte Branch Research Library. Check out these surnames and discover if any belong on the branches of your family tree. COMER-KNOLL-CHAPMAN-EARL-MILLINS-ACKER-ROLLINS-SHOOBRIDGE-STARK-HARTLEY-DOWDELL-BOWERFIND-JOYCE-FRIZZONE-NEWTON-FRIEWD-MACDONALD-GUFFIN-METZEL-BATEMAN-SEBASTIAN-BLACKBURN-TERRY-OAKE-GRANDAHL-GEARING-SNOW-DALE-DAVIS-CUSTER-STERNS-ROMER-STOCKER-HUMPHREYS-STEVENS-SHOWBRIDGE-KOSBURG-EARL-HUNTER-KELLY-HAWKINS-BULL-FORBES-RAYMOND-BENHAM-LAPOINTE-GILLETTE-EARL-HEAVEN-HARMON-LINDSAY-LATTIMER-POPE-STRAPE-BENNETT-BEDELL-PETERS-WELLMAN-HAGAN-PARKS-BAKER-SHOEBRIDGE-PHILLIPS-WINDLE-LEDFORD-SHEERAN-HARDING-DROZDOWSKI-GOUGH-BAMFORTH-KOSTER-LANSBURY-KRAMER-BEAMISH-SECORD-GREER-ADAMS-LOGAN-PERRY-TRUSLER-BLAGBURNE