Guide to Efficient Research on This Site

This “Guide to Efficient Research on This Site” is intended to simplify the work of intermediate or advanced researchers who wish to explore the Quinte Branch site for information on a specific individual, surname, event, location or document related to the general “Quinte area” comprised of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties and the eastern portion of Northumberland County. Beginning researchers would be advised to start with the menu item titled “GENEALOGY 101” and work through the sub-items on the drop-down menu in order. This is a full genealogy course that has been offered numerous times over the years containing a “roadmap” to get you started and literally hundreds of valuable links to further resources for in-depth study. If you have a question on any topic during your visit, use the “Contact us if you have a question” form available on most pages to submit your question to the Quinte Branch.

Searching for an Individual or Surname:
Check out the “Searchable Indexes” on the dropdown menu from QUINTE BRANCH. Many of these indexes can be searched by both surname and given names to produce a more specific result.
FIND-IT:
database of 1.5 million individual names referenced in the Quinte Branch Reference Library
SURNAME INTEREST LIST: database of 4500 surnames and researchers with the same surname interest
ST. THOMAS … BURIALS: database of 1600 individual burials at St. Thomas and throughout Quinte area
COUNTY ATLAS PROJECT: database of 15000 individual names referenced to land holdings in Quinte area
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS: including research by Dr. Brearley and Gerald Belanger/DVDs can be purchased
BELLEVILLE CEMETERY: database of 32000 individuals from tombstones catalogued by surname
STOCKDALE CEMETERY: database of 1400 individuals from tombstones catalogued by surname
TONI (The Ontario Name Index): provincial database of 12 million names referenced to originating Branches

CONTACT: quinteSIL@ogs.on.ca for assistance with the SIL (Surname Interest List) [or] quintewebmaster@ogs.on.ca for assistance with the Quinte Branch website

Searching for a Document or Other Printed Resource:
Documents and other “physical” resources are maintained in the Quinte Branch Research Library and are best utilized under the guidance of the Library Research Team (quinteresearch@ogs.on.ca).  The resources of the Research Library can be accessed from the website’s main menu under “LIBRARY & RESEARCH” and “PUBLICATIONS“.

QUINTE BRANCH RESEARCH LIBRARY: elements of the holdings of the Research Library
SEARCHABLE RESEARCH LIBRARY CATALOGUE: searchable version of the library catalogue
RESEARCH LIBRARY CATALOGUE: downloadable PDF version of the library catalogue
DATABASES and FINDING AIDS: finding aids referenced to significant collections in the library
FIND-IT: database of 1.5 million individual names referenced in the Quinte Branch Reference Library
RESEARCH HELP: assistance in the use of the research library and purchase of research materials
PUBLICATIONS: books and digital collections for sale (Hastings, Northumberland, Prince Edward cemeteries on DVD)
PURCHASE FORM: contact quinteresearch@ogs.on.ca for information or assistance

The Quinte Branch Research Library is always willing to accept donations of your organized research materials. These donations can range from the largest, a donation of more than 15 large binders carefully indexed over many years, to the smallest, your “surnames of interest” to be added to the SIL (Surname Interest List). Please contact the Quinte Branch Research Library (quinteresearch@ogs.on.ca) to arrange for donations or if you have any questions regarding the operation of the Quinte Branch Research Library.

CONTACT: quinteresearch@ogs.on.ca for assistance with the operation of the Quinte Branch Research Library, its extensive holdings and catalogue or to purchase reference materials and publications [or] quintewebmaster@ogs.on.ca for assistance with the Quinte Branch website

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