Echoes from the Past

Saturday, November 2, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm) Genealogy 101 – “Echoes from the Past” A fundraiser for the Tweed and Area Historical Society will host four concurrent presentations …

Barriefield Battalion 155

Barriefield Battalion #155 – July 6, 1916 The 155th (Quinte) Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Barriefield, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. After sailing to England in October 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 154th Battalion, CEF and 6th Reserve Battalion on December

Coming Events

Check out this event of premier interest to the “genealogy community” … ! June 21-23: OGS Conference in London, Ontario (Breaking Down Genealogical Barriers)  

OGS Conference 2019 – London, Ontario

Join us in London June 21-23rd! The excitement is building! With five days to go, hundreds of family historians are looking forward to learning from and talking to other family historians from across Canada and around the world. Conference 2019 will have over 500 attendees, more than 20 speakers, 48 sponsors and vendors, dozens of

Coming Events … in the World of Genealogy

Check out these “upcoming events” of interest to the genealogy community! – September 27 to 29: “BIFHSGO Conference” featuring Blaine Bettinger and Cindi Ingle – October 19: “Shades of Allegiance: The History of the Gerow Family” featuring Jane Simpson – November 2: Genealogy 101-Echoes from Years Past “featuring 4 concurrent presentations” – November 16: AGM

June 15: Intro to the Archives of Ontario

This presentation is well-suited to researchers who are unable to travel to Toronto to visit the Archives of Ontario in person. Learn how to use the Archives of Ontario’s website and Microfilm Inter Loan Program to access collections – particularly records that are helpful for genealogical research.

June 15: Seventh Town Historical Society and MAGRC Celebrate

      Tomorrow is the big day. We celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We also celebrate 25 years for The Marilyn Adams Genealogical Society. Two parties! The event is free. No admission. We will have plenty of free cake plus two bands. Enjoy our presentations and demonstrations. Bring the family as we have activities for

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: