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Gerald Belanger Collection

Gerald Belanger has been collecting newspaper clippings and writing the history of the Centre Hastings  community for over a decade. Quinte Branch OGS is pleased to announce that we have been given permission to publish Gerald’s work for the genealogy and historical communities. While focusing mainly on Marmora, the newspapers which Gerald researched covered much

Software for Genealogists

Genealogists collect and manage images of important documents and photos; they correspond with other genealogists and relatives; they create documents and charts; they access a multitude of websites; they absorb skills and proficiency from webinars and podcasts. If this sounds like your life … this workshop is for YOU!

Quinte Branch Marketplace

The Quinte Branch has joined the OGS “Marketplace”. As a result of this move the Quinte Branch is no longer providing CD’s for cemetery transcriptions. More than 300 cemetery transcriptions can be viewed by members for free in the Members’ Lounge or purchased online from the Quinte Branch as a direct download from the Ontario Genealogical Society “Marketplace”.

Surname Interest List

The SIL is comprised of family surnames of interest to our members, past members, research library contacts and the genealogy community. The focus of the SIL is based on research in Hastings, Prince Edward, and neighboring counties. Check out the possibility that one or more of our SIL providers may have similar research interests.

Heroes of Battoche

“Heroes of Battoche”, a new volume added to the Dr. Brearley Collection on the Quinte Branch website, presents historical sketches of the men from the greater Quinte area who joined the Midland Battalion to assist in the supression of the Riel Rebellion at the Battle of Battoche.  

Quinte Branch Joins OGS Marketplace

The Quinte Branch has joined the OGS “Marketplace”. As a result of this move the Quinte Branch is no longer providing CD’s for cemetery transcriptions. Cemetery transcriptions can be viewed by members for free in the Members’ Lounge or purchased from the Quinte Branch as a direct download from the Ontario Genealogical Society “Marketplace”.  

February 19: Using Pinterest for Genealogy

This session will cover how to set up a Pinterest account to create Research Boards on any topic. The list of possibilities is endless. GenPins are links to your genealogy bookmarks. These visual bookmarks are then available online for easy access and can be shared with researchers, historians and a broad range of followers.

Open Resources

CHECK OUT … FIND-IT SURNAME INTEREST LIST LIBRARY CATALOGUE HASTINGS DIRECTORY B-M-D DATABASES COUNTY ATLAS PROJECT ALL OF THESE RESOURCES ARE OPEN-FREE-SEARCHABLE

January 15: A 19th Century Ontario Enigma

Janice’s expertise includes Upper Canadian history, criminal justice records, turning bare-bones genealogies into shareable family stories, and using genealogy gifts and games to create a legacy. In addition to helping her private clients discover the richness of their ancestral heritage, Janice does searching for provincial Public Trustees, writes and lectures on a variety of topics.
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