John Carew: A Decade of Service

The Quinte Branch lost one of its “pillars” with the passing of John Carew on November 28, 2022. During a decade of service, John had served as Chair, Vice-Chair, Publications Coordinator and Library Coordinator, while taking an active role in supporting family history research throughout the Quinte area. John was an active participant in the

Dianne’s Indexing Team Moving Forward

The Quinte Branch Indexing Team under the direction of Dianne Taylor-Harding has added hundreds of new records to the FIND-IT free searchable database. These records are featured in the Jacob Clark Family, the Hoffman Family and the Robert Mitchell and Elizabeth Junkin Family. These family histories and hundreds of others are already on the shelves

A Quinte Branch “Sneak Peek” at 2023

Thanks to the efforts of Programme Coordinator, Kathryn Potter, the Quinte Branch has some terrific ZOOM programs already lined up for 2023. These presentations by experts in the field of “family history” are completely free and membership is not required. Simply register before the date and access the presentation with the link provided.  

Bob’s Bytes – An Enduring Resource

For over 15 years, Bob Dawes has shared his computer expertise in many ways. “Bob’s Bytes” was a regular feature in the Quinte Branch newsletter, “The Quinte Searchlight“. Bob created and mentored a “special interest group (SIG)”, a “TECH SIG“, that focused on using computers for genealogical research. A pre-eminent speaker on the “genealogy circuit”,

“Meet and Greet” Success

The Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors hosted a very successful “Meet & Greet” on Saturday, December 3 at the Quinte West Public Library. Envisioned by Heather Semper as an opportunity to meet old friends and get to know the Research Library, Marketplace and website better, the “Meet & Greet” was a resounding success. Terry Buttler,

December 3: Meet & Greet

On Saturday, December 3 come by the Quinte West Public Library in Trenton between 9:30 and 12:30 pm. The Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors is holding a “Meet & Greet”. Head across the lobby upon entering and find us in the “multi-purpose room”. Light refreshments will be provided. Tours of the Quinte Branch Research Library

Surname Interest List (SIL) Update

The SIL is comprised of family surnames of interest to our members, past members and library contacts, based on their research focus in Hastings, Prince Edward, and neighboring Counties. The SIL is offered below in two downloadable files: one sorted by surname, which depicts the number of providers researching, for example, the name “Jones” and

Abbreviations in Family History

This material was extracted from the Family History Daily website, a source of excellent family history information, courses and a regular free newsletter. https://familyhistorydaily.com/genealogy-help-and-how-to/family-history-abbreviations/ A ad inf ~ ad infinitum (to infinity) ad init ~ ad initium (at the beginning) ad int ~ ad interim (in the meantime) admix or admx ~ administratrix/female administrator admr

FIND-IT – November Update

Over 5000 new records are being added to the Quinte Branch FIND-IT database at the end of November. These records are derived from Electoral Lists prepared for the 1935 Federal Election in the riding of Hastings-Peterborough. Check out the list of unique SURNAMES in this batch. Do you have “surnames of interest” in this collection?
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