Category: Resources and Research

Bob’s Bytes

For the last fifteen years Bob Dawes has been providing computer advice for his fellow genealogists in the Quinte Branch and beyond, from his article on “Using a Spreadsheet to Record Research Findings” in the March 2006 edition of The New Searchlight to his advice on “Capturing Images for Genealogy” in the most recent edition.

Online Genealogy Webinars

These webinars provide a wealth of potential learning for family historians. Ontario Ancestors has a particularly strong emphasis on material relevant to the Ontario researcher. Webinars from Legacy Family Tree, FamilySearch and RootsTech present many other offerings which are also of significant value, especially in their respective Canadian sections. CHECK ONTARIO ANCESTORS FOR UPCOMING WEBINARS

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 a few mouse clicks.   CLICK THIS

Dr. Brearley Collections

Donald Brearley is a native of Belleville, son of Dr. and Mrs. Guy Gage Brearley, and a graduate of Queen’s University Medical School in 1970. He established his practice of his life’s work in his hometown where he has practiced his profession for 40 years. Dr. Brearley welcomes any additional information for these unique databases.

Ontario Township Papers at FamilySearch

Through an agreement with the Archives of Ontario, FamilySearch is making Ontario’s Township Papers available on their website for free. In order to access them, you must sign into or create a free account with FamilySearch.  Please note that these records have not yet been indexed or transcribed, but hold a real wealth of information.

1871 Hastings County Assessment Rolls

A new project from the Community Archives might be of interest to you. We have scanned the 1871 Hastings County assessment roll and would like your help in making the names in it available to the public. Each municipality in the county of Hastings regularly sent a copy of its assessment roll to the county authorities.

Community Archives for Research

The newspaper collection is only one of the many resources for family history research found at the “Archives” … and the newspaper collection is searchable. Check out these (some sad) articles of family history related to my grandfather I  found in the “Weekly Ontario and Bay of Quinte Chronicle” newspaper.    

Need A Genealogy Road Map

Getting started in Family History research can be both daunting and extremely rewarding. Where do you start, how do you keep track of everything and how can you get help? The Quinte Branch with the help of Bob Dawes has started this Genealogy 101 basic instruction guide on the website to help you get going.

Find A Real Treasure

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.

Resources for Ancestors Across Ontario

The original interactive Ontario map on the OGS website is linked to each of the Ontario Ancestors Branches. To identify and to open the website of a branch, simply click on the name of the county or region on the map below. A new window will open for the website of the relevant Branch.