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.

May 18 – The Wonders of WikiTree

<Adventures in Collaborative Genealogy> In this presentation, Leanne Cooper will provide an overview of WikiTree and its key features, and explore the ways that WikiTree supports finding and collaborating with distant cousins and other genealogists. Leanne is an active member of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO). Check out Leanne’s blog:

Early Loyalist Roots of the Lower Hudson River Valley and New York

April 20:  Brian Laurie-Beaumont had a forty year career in heritage facility development planning across Canada. The focus on heritage preservation and his formal education as an historian made genealogy a natural outlet for his inquisitive nature – and a fondness for challenging detective work. He is a member of the New England Historic and

Research Your Loyalist Family History

Come and research your loyalist family history. Saturday, April 13, 2019  [10:00 am to 3:00 pm] The following presentations will be made: (1) Angela & Peter Johnson UE Dominion Genealogists UELAC “How to document your Loyalist ancestor” (2) Lisa Lawlis Archivist County of Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives “Help with Research at the Archives”

OGS Bus Trip to Visit the Ontario Archives

You are not required to be a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society or the Quinte Branch to join us on the bus! There are still seats available.  These seats will only be available for a few more days!   CLICK BELOW FOR INFORMATION PAGE OR SIGNUP SHEET    

Family History Reno Project (Leeds and Grenville)

On Monday, April 8th at 7:30 pm, the Leeds & Grenville Branch of Ontario Ancestors (The Ontario Genealogical Society) will learn about The Family History Reno Project (the easy do-over) from speaker Bob Dawes. If you’ve ever wanted to clean your family history file, this is the easy way to approach a family history reno.

Trent Port Historical Society Fundraiser

The Trent Port Historical Society will be hosting a FUNDRAISING CONCERT on April 6, 2019 starting at 7:00 pm at the “Old Town Hall“, Trenton. Come out and participate with the “Happy Harmony Women’s Choir” as they bring back the best music of the 50’s and 60’s. Tickets will cost only $10.00 at the door.

Local Directories – A Wealth of Information

The Ontario Genealogical Society and its local branches offer so much more than just census details and birth-marriage-death records. Local county and municipal “directories” offer a snapshot of your ancestors’ lives and social context at a particular point in the past. Here are some sample communities described in the Directory for Hastings County for 1869.