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The Quinte Branch of the OGS holds meetings at a variety of venues on the 3rd Saturdays of the month except July, August and December. These meetings encourage fellowship, sharing of expertise among members, and guest speakers are invited to share their knowledge. Visitors are always welcome--come and bring a friend and your genealogy questions. Free admission, refreshments served.
 

Date Event Time
 
Nov 17
2018
Quinte Branch

AGM & Great Moments
by Quinte Branch
   

Join us for our Annual General Meeting and Elections, followed by attendees sharing their genealogy discoveries. Please note that we have several volunteer positions available. All volunteers are welcome and training will be provided, if necessary. Some branch activities can be fulfilled by out-of-town volunteers. Email inquiries to: quintebranch@ogs.on.ca

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Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Dec
2018
Quinte Branch

NO Presentations in December
Visit our Quinte Genealogy Centre.
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
 
Jan 19
2019
Quinte Branch

Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture
Presentation: Irish Famine & the Settlement of East Hungerford
by Jim Kennelly
  
Jim Kennelly will speak about Irish emigration prior to and during the Potato Famine. In particular, he will look at the emigrants from Lord Fitzwilliam’s estate in Shillelagh, Wicklow and the large number who eventually settled in the eastern section of Hungerford, Hastings County and in the townships of Sheffield and Camden in Lennox and Addington County. Why were so many from one corner of Ireland concentrated in this area of Ontario?
  
Jim is a retired school administrator and is actively involved in the Hastings County Historical Society. He has a large connection to the emigrants from Fitzwilliam’s estate and an even larger connection to the thousands of descendants of these people who sought a better life. He and his wife, Sandy, live in Lonsdale, Ontario where they raised four daughters and are proud of their twelve grandchildren.
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Feb 16
2019
Quinte Branch

Presentation: Family History Reno Project (The Easy Do-Over)
by Bob Dawes

If you've ever wanted to clean up your family history file, this is the easy way to approach it. Normally, a Do Over involves re-entering all of your family information from scratch while this approach allows you to continue using your file for research while cleaning it up. It allows you to take advantage of everything you've learned, over the years, as well as new resources, records and tools.

Bob Dawes is a past chair of Quinte Branch and currently responsible for database and computer maintenance. Bob and his wife Barbara have traveled extensively in search of their ancestors and enjoy using technology to enhance their research.
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Mar 16
2019
Quinte Branch

Digital Presentation: Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy
by Diahan Southard

This digital presentation will explain various methods for keeping track of your DNA matches - especially your autosomal matches. The kind of information you need to keep track of and why will be covered using Excel, Word, email folders and correspondence.

Diahan Southard worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead her to her current position as Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information.
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Apr 20
2019
Quinte Branch

Presentation: Researching Loyalist Roots in New England & NY
by Brian Laurie – Beaumont

Details coming soon.
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
May 18
2019
Quinte Branch

Presentation: The Wonders of WikiTree:
Adventures in Collaborative Genealogy
by Leanne Cooper
  

WikiTree (www.wikitree.com) is a free online collaborative family tree. In this presentation, Leanne Cooper will provide an overview of WikiTree and its key features, and explore the various ways that WikiTree supports finding and collaborating with distant cousins and other genealogists. By working together, we can build more complete and accurate life stories of our ancestors and ensure that this information is accessible to all.
  
Bio: Leanne Cooper is a federal public servant based in Ottawa. She spent most of her career at the Canadian International Development Agency and Global Affairs Canada, and now works at Parks Canada. Her roots are primarily in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, with English (and a few Scottish) ancestors. She is an active member of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) and blogs at leannecoopergenealogy.ca.

  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Jun 15
2019
Quinte Branch

Presentation: Doing Research from a Distance
by Danielle Manning, Ontario Archives

Details coming soon.
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Jun 21-23
2019
Ontario Genealogical Society



OGS Conference 2019
at the London Convention Centre
(londoncc.com/)
Theme: Breaking Down Genealogical Barriers

More Details coming soon.

Visit the OGS Conference website for updates
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
 
Jul - Aug
2019
Quinte Branch

NO Presentations in July and August
Visit our Quinte Genealogy Centre.
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
 


 

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