CABHC: Ralph Morton Collection

The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County hosts many documents useful to family historians. Recently I was browsing and found my yearbook, the “Elevator”, from my BCIVS days, in the Ralph Morton Collection. Shown below is the “Elevator” from 1913. This is a source of individuals, businesses and social groups existing at that time.

QWPL Now FamilySearch Affiliate Library

Quinte West Public Library (QWPL) in Trenton, Ontario has been awarded Affiliate Library status by the FamilySearch organization. This means that files which could only be viewed in an LDS Family History Centre (FHC) can now also be viewed in the Quinte West Public Library.   Congratulations, Bob!

September 18: Our Evolving Canadian Story

Using her own family story, Jennifer explores how many people and cultures contribute to the Canadian story. From Indigenous peoples to recent immigrants, the often complex interactions weave new perspectives, traditions, and opportunities into the fabric of Canada.  

QWPL: Hours of Operation

Welcome to the Quinte West Public Library where we inspire you to learn, read, create and connect! Through its staff, resources and facilities, the Quinte West Public Library enables all members of the community to benefit from self-directed, lifelong learning and recreation. The library offers a variety of materials and services in Frankford and Trenton.

50+ Centre Newsletter (September)

September is a bittersweet month for many; the heat of summer is over, most of the bugs are gone and we have the beauty of fall leaves to look forward to seeing, but it also means that in the not too distant future we will be bundling up and scraping frost off our windshields.

September 18: Exploring Our Evolving Canadian Story

Using her own family story, Jennifer explores how many people and cultures contribute to the Canadian story. From Indigenous peoples to recent immigrants, the often complex interactions weave new perspectives, traditions, and opportunities into the fabric of Canada.    

September 11: Cross-Border Cousins

Steve is Past President of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Chair of the Niagara Peninsula Branch since 2009 and Chair of the OGS Technical Support and Innovation Committee (TSIC). Steve’s passion and enthusiasm for genealogy and the concept of paying it forward has brought together many groups for the benefit of family history, building bridges and meeting new people.

September 18: Our Evolving Canadian Story

Our Canadian story is complex and ever-changing. For some, Canada has been home for generations, while for others, their story here is just beginning. As with all compelling stories, there are plot twists and turns, tragedies, and triumphs, heroes, and heroines – these are the foundation of our Canadian story. Let’s explore our unique story.

QWPL Now FamilySearch Affiliate Site

Quinte West Public Library (QWPL) has been awarded Affiliate Library status by the FamilySearch organization. This means that any files which could only be viewed in an LDS Family History Centre (FHC) can also be viewed in the Quinte West Public Library. This is great news for Quinte genealogists and for visitors in the area.

Genealogy Research Library Opens

Under Stage 3 of the provincial “COVID-19 Reopening Plan”, the Quinte West Public Library is now fully open. Some protocols are still in place, such as providing names and phone numbers at the door, disinfecting, wearing masks, socially distancing and room occupancy limits, which for the Genealogy Research Library is 3 people at one time.
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