50+ Centre Newsletter (June)

June is Seniors Month in Ontario! It’s a time to recognize our amazing older adults and all the contributions you’ve made here and in communities across Ontario. I know our 50+ programs wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful volunteers and I thank you for taking the time to make a difference in so many lives!

The CABHC Patch (June)

The Community Archives keeps documentary materials of all kinds relating to Belleville and Hastings County, Ontario, and makes them available for research. Our archives was established in 2010 as a partnership between: City of Belleville, County of Hastings and Hastings County Historical Society The Community Archives collects and shares information about the local Quinte area.

June 16: The Discovery of Insulin

The discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting is one of the most significant events in the history of Canadian medical science. Grant Maltman’s presentation will provide an overview of the pre-Banting era, the discovery period, the legacy of insulin, and the importance of place that the Banting House National Historic Site represents here in London.

eWeekly Update and Archive (June)

Our free weekly email newsletter includes news on Ontario Ancestors, our Branches and Special Interest Groups, updates on family history initiatives and events, and heritage information from across the province.  eWeekly Update is available to anyone with email and you do not need to be an OGS member to subscribe. CLICK TO VIEW PAST ISSUES

Richard Hughes-Local Historian and Innovator

YOURTV (Belleville) Producer J. P. Lemieux shares his thoughts on his personal hero and mentor, Richard Hughes, a noted local historian in Quinte. Richard and the Historical Society have helped create a series of programs on a variety of local historical topics. Tune into YourTV for full episodes on Cogeco HD 700 and Epico 100.

Online Family Trees – BUYER BEWARE

An astute and concerned member of the Quinte Branch, Mary Culloden, pointed out a pitfall in researching approach that can easily lead new family history researchers astray. That trap is the ease with which many online sites provide a simple way to grow one’s new family tree by simply “adding details from existing online trees”

May 15: Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources

Many valuable and overlooked databases don’t make headline news. Every day new ones are being created. In this presentation, Diane explores some juicy gems. The websites are grouped as follows: New to Me, Hot off the Press, Crowdsource Platforms, World, African American, and United States. Learn from the best as Diane tracks them down.

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.

May 12: Transcribe-A-Thon (UWO)

Yearning to visit your local archives? Want to help make archival material more accessible to researchers? Here’s a way to volunteer by assisting on a project from your computer at home! Learn about our new transcription site, current collections available for transcription, and tips and tricks for transcribing and tagging archival material. Start transcribing now!

50+ Centre Newsletter (May)

I am starting to see lots of flowers popping up and making the world a more beautiful place. Thank goodness for April showers! Also, with the weather getting nicer we can spend more time outside working on our yards and gardens and enjoying nature.