Category: Volunteers Over the Years

Reinforcements in the Research Library

The Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors is very pleased to welcome Shannon Bryan, our newest volunteer, to the Research Library Team, with specific responsibilities for the hundreds of resource publications in the Research Library. Shannon Bryan is a professional librarian at Belleville Public Library (Belleville, Ontario) where she has worked for 9+ years. She was

Volunteers Made It Happen In 2022

Volunteers are always welcome at the Quinte Branch. Many hands do indeed make light work! From indexing family trees to assisting in the Research Library to proofreading our digitizing projects, distance or lack of experience are not barriers, as many of our projects collaborate across the Internet. A simple task like typing into Notepad can

John Carew: A Decade of Service

The Quinte Branch lost one of its “pillars” with the passing of John Carew on November 28, 2022. During a decade of service, John had served as Chair, Vice-Chair, Publications Coordinator and Library Coordinator, while taking an active role in supporting family history research throughout the Quinte area. John was an active participant in the

Volunteers Needed

  If you like being ‘part’ of a group and you like genealogy, then we may have a position for you!  We offer training and coaching to everyone. Maybe you have the skills for one of our positions but are worried that you don’t know us, don’t be.  Talk to our Chairperson and then decide. 

New Volunteers for a New Beginning

As our world slowly emerges from pandemic lockdown, the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is looking to find a “few good volunteers” to fill open positions on the Branch Council. A lifetime of family research is not a requirement although most Branch Council members have spent many hours researching their own family history.

Peter Wayne Johnson

It is with sadness that the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society notes the passing of Peter Wayne Johnson, a former member of the Branch Executive almost three decades ago. Peter served as Vice Chair of the Branch in 1994 and Chairman in 1995, guiding the Branch in some of its most formative decisions.

Marilyn Mae Harry

It is with profound sadness that the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society notes the passing of Marilyn Mae Harry, a charter member of the Branch for many years. Marilyn served in a number of roles with the Branch including Treasurer, Branch Librarian and acting as Branch President in 2000-2001 and again in 2003.

Quinte Branch Volunteers

The Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors/OGS is excited to announce our new volunteers! Rose McClanahan, Beth Phieffer and Kathryn Potter have recently joined the Quinte Branch in its work supporting the genealogical community. Additional volunteers are always needed to carry on the vital work of the Quinte Branch, including transcribing documents for future research.

Volunteers Needed

The Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors/OGS needs volunteers … badly. This does not have to be a grand commitment of time or labour. Mentorship is available and “there are no tests”. Several positions exist on the Branch Council which meets once a month and in support roles like transcribing, proof-reading and maintaining the research library.

Lawrence “Larry” McQuoid

The Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society lost a staunch supporter, long-time volunteer and true friend with the passing of Larry McQuoid on May 16, 2019. In addition to his community involvement, Larry served the Branch as editor of the “Searchlight”, Treasurer, dedicated volunteer and, recently, as a researcher in the Branch Research Library.
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