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 the City of Belleville, County of Hastings and Hastings County Historical Society The Community Archives collects and shares information about the Quinte area.
Our July summer session has been a great success with lots of wonderful feedback from participants enjoying the beautiful park locations! We are looking forward to holding our August classes outside as well before moving inside for the fall.
If you like being ‘part’ of a group and you like genealogy, then we may have a position for you! We offer training and coaching to everyone. Maybe you have the skills for one of our positions but are worried that you don’t know us, don’t be. Talk to our Chairperson and then decide.
As our world slowly emerges from pandemic lockdown, the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is looking to find a “few good volunteers” to fill open positions on the Branch Council. A lifetime of family research is not a requirement although most Branch Council members have spent many hours researching their own family history.
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 Quinte area. CHECK OUT THE VARIOUS COLLECTIONS
This will be an open discussion session for anyone who is new to using commercial DNA testing to compliment their traditional genealogy research. The format will be primarily a Q&A where all participants share knowledge and expertise. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared to ask questions and share their DNA stories, tips, tricks and experiences.
Summer has arrived and it is making sure we know it is here! I hope yours gardens are growing in all this sun and rain and that your fans or air conditioning are working! We are very excited to be able to offer fitness classes in our beautiful parks this summer as well as on Zoom!
Have you ever wondered who your ancestors were and where they came from? Bob Dawes, of the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors, will present an overview of the genealogy hobby and how to get started. He will teach you where to look for records, how to track your information on both paper and a computer.
Each census will be examined in turn, deconstructing the information that is available, revealing tips and hints for lateral thinking, which give clues for further research. We will also look at what could be considered census substitutes, such as the 1939 Register because there was no census taken in 1941 due to World War II.
Join Amanda Hill for “Natives and Settlers: The View from the Archives” a look at relations between Indigenous Peoples and settlers in our region as revealed by written records and physical artifacts held in archives and museums around the world. Friday, June 18 at 2:00 pm.