The Quinte Searchlight

From 1980-2000, the Branch published its newsletter The Searchlight; from 2000-2005, the newsletter was published jointly in the Quinte-Kin. In 2006, the Branch returned to independent publishing with the launch of The New Searchlight, renamed The Quinte Searchlight in 2010, which is issued four times a year in March, June, September and December and is jam-packed with articles of interest to all genealogists.

Articles and queries are most welcome and can be mailed or emailed to: Quinte Branch OGS, c/o EditorContact us.

In addition to ongoing branch news that includes: Reports from the Chair and Regional Director, Upcoming Events, Committee Reports, Queries, Additions to the Library, Indexing News, Book Reviews, New Publications for Sale and Members’ Surnames Interests, the newsletter contains feature articles submitted by members from near and far.


The current issue of the “Quinte Searchlight“, the official newsletter of the Quinte Branch OGS, is being released in its entirety in order to provide visitors to the website with an insight into what topics and interests form the basis for Branch activities. Review our website and, if the resources, both human and documentary, support your research interests, please consider joining the Ontario Genealogical Society. Membership is now determined from the point of joining OGS.  Feel free to contact us if you need more information on how the Genealogical Research Library and its knowledgeable personnel can enhance your personal research and accelerate the development of your family tree. Check out our searchable indexes for quick research ideas.


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Volume 15: Issue 4 – December 2020
Seasons Greetings from the Quinte Branch Council Christmas Greetings from the Quinte Branch by John and Susan Carew • Crouse Wanamaker Lecture “Look How Far We’ve Come” by Kathryn Potter • Great Moments in Family Research by John Carew • Unconventional Sources for Research by Wayne Wickson • What’s Happening in the Quinte Branch Research Library by Terry Buttler • Bob’s Bytes – Capturing Images for Genealogy by Bob Dawes • Grappling with Grave Markers #41 by Peter W. Johnson UE • Dungannon Township in 1869 by the Quinte Branch Library Research Team •

Volume 15: Issue 3 – October 2020
“In Memoriam” for Marilyn Harry by John Carew Finding Your Family History with OurDigitalWorld Online Newspapers by Jess PosgateAfter You are Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee Grappling with Grave Markers #40 by Peter W. Johnson UE • Book Review: Journey of Faith … A History of the People and Communities on the Rednersville Circuit by Peter W. Johnson UE Volunteer Quinte by John CarewBob’s Bytes-Protecting Your Files by Bob Dawes Volunteer News by Quinte Branch CouncilSurname Interest List (SIL) by Wayne WicksonCelebrating a 40th Anniversary (1980-2020) “The Hard Way” by John CarewQuinte Branch Members and VolunteersQuinte Branch Social Media LinksIrish Palatine Special Interest GroupCOVID Exercises to Keep Myself Busy by Sharron ButtlerMill Point in 1869 by the Quinte Branch Library Research Team •

Volume 15: Issue 2 – June 2020
Message from the Searchlight Editor by Sharron Buttler • Researching with Quinte Branch OGS • Quinte Branch Finding Aid Breaks 1.5 Million RecordsResearching Early Quaker Settlement in Upper Canada (virtual presentation) by Randy Saylor • Grappling With Grave Markers #39 – Greenwood Cemetery, Smithfield by Peter W. Johnson UE • Del Shannon – “Keep Searchin” by Peter W. Johnson UE • The Haldimand Papers – Loyalist Lists by James L. Richards • Wollaston Township (1869) from the Directory of Hastings County 1869-1870 •

Volume 15: Issue 1 – March 2020
Message from the Chair • Pandemic Information from Ontario Ancestors/OGS, Quinte West Library and Archives Ontario  • Quinte Branch Annual General Meeting Minutes • The Ins and Outs of FamilySearch by Nick Post • Family History Treasure Chest by Bob Dawes • Grappling With Grave Markers #38 – Big Island Cemetery by Peter W. Johnson UE • How to Obtain Images of Upper Canada Land Petitions and Land Lease Documents by James L. Richards • Bridgewater Village (1869) from the Directory of Hastings County 1869-1870 • Revised Quinte Branch Event Planner 2020 •

Volume 14: Issue 4 – December 2019
Message from the Chair • Quinte Branch Executive for 2020Quinte Branch Annual General Meeting  by Angela Johnson, UE • Quinte Branch and Council Meeting Dates for 2020 • History of the Gerow Family: Shades of Allegiance by Jane Simpson • Annual General Meeting by John Carew • No Records? No Problem! I Found Her! by Cheryl Levy, PLCGS • Be Careful What You Look For by Terry Buttler • DNA Toolkit by John Carew • Copyright/Copying/Photocopying/ScanningSuite Spot by Bob Dawes • Grappling With Grave Markers #37 – Guffin Cemetery by Peter W. Johnson UE • Quinte Branch – Annual Report from the Chair by Angela Johnson, UE • Thomasburg  (1869) from the Directory of Hastings County 1869-1870 • Quinte Branch Event Planner 2020

Volume 14: Issue 3 – September 2019
Greetings from the Chair • Annual General Meeting • Discovering the Humanity in the History by Jennifer deBruin, UE • The Universal in USB (Universal Serial Bus) by Bob Dawes • Grappling With Grave Markers #36 by Peter W. Johnson UE • Mary Barton Hides In A Wall by Peter W. Johnson UE • Bob’s Bytes – The Elements of Home NetworkingSurname Interest List (SIL) by Lynn Heale • Library Committee Notes by John Carew • New Additions to the Library Database by Terry Buttler • Stirling Village  (1869) from the Directory of Hastings County 1869-1870 • Confronting Cemetery Vandalism by Peter W. Johnson UE • Report on BIFHSGO Conference by Terry Buttler • Quinte Branch Council 2019

Volume 14: Issue 2 – June 2019
Greetings from the Chair • IN MEMORIAM – Larry McQuoid • Researching Loyalist Roots in New England and New York State by Brian Laurie-Beaumont • The Wonders of WikiTree: Adventures in Collaborative Genealogy by Leanne Cooper • Doing Research from a Distance by Danielle Manning, Outreach Officer, Archives of Ontario • Grappling With Grave Markers #35 by Peter W. Johnson UE • Mary Barton Hides In A Wall by Peter W. Johnson UE • Bob’s Bytes – The Elements of Home NetworkingSurname Interest List (SIL) by Lynn Heale • Surname Interest List (SIL) by Wayne Wickson • Library Committee Notes by John Carew • The William [Bill] Hamilton Legacy by Terry Buttler • Elzevir Township (1869) from the Directory of Hastings County 1869-1870 • Discovering the Humanity in the History by Jennifer DeBruin • Quinte Branch Council 2019 • Programming for 2019 by the Quinte Branch OGS •

Volume 14: Issue 1 – March 2019
Greetings from the Chair • Rebranding Ontario Genealogical Society to Ontario AncestorsIrish Famine and the Settlement of East Hungerford-The Crouse/Wanamaker Lecture by Jim Kennelly • Family History Reno Project by Bob Dawes • Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy by Diahan Southard • Bob’s Bites – Sorting and Organizing Your DNA Matchesby Bob Dawes • Grappling With Grave Markers #34 by Peter W. Johnson UE • 2019 Quinte Branch Council • 2019 Executive Council Meetings Schedule • Burials on Family Property or Ancestors Who Never Left by Peter W. Johnson UE • Haldeman Papers by Barbara Dawes • Directory of Hastings County: 1869-1870 – Tweed and GeorgetownWellington Library Genealogy Drop-In by Sharron Buttler • Ontario Ancestors Family History Conference-2019Programming Highlights for 2019 by the Quinte Branch OGS •


Volume 12+1: Issue 4 – December 2018  (Sample)

Greetings from the Chair by Terry Buttler • 2019 Quinte Branch CouncilChair’s Message by Angela Johnson UE • 2019 Quinte Branch Programs-January to JuneFamily Membership RenewalsQuinte Branch Chair’s Report 2018 AGMQuinte Branch OGS Membership Report 2018 by Vernalyn Heale • Where Will You Find Our MembersQuinte Branch Annual General Meeting AGM 2018: Great Moments in Genealogy by John Carew • Grappling with Grave Markers #33 by Peter W. Johnson UE • Victorian RecyclingA Sine QueryInteresting Facts About ChristmasBob’s Bytes-My Favourite Programs by Bob Dawes • Madoc Village in 1869 • 

Volume 12+1, Issue 3, September 2018
Greetings from the Chair • 2018 Quinte Branch OGS Council Volunteers • In Memoriam: Sheila GOSSELIN (volunteer) • Upcoming Quinte Branch Meetings • New Genealogy Group Forming in Prince Edward County • BIFHSGO Conference 2018 Ottawa • Doors Open Quinte West 2018 Open House • Presentation: All About OGS by Steve Fulton, OGS President • The OGS: A Half-Century of Service to the Genealogical Community • Bob’s Bytes: The Family History Reno Project • Residents of Rossmore 1869-1870 (1869-1870 Directory of Hastings County) • Reflections of my Military Service with the Canadian Army in Canada and Overseasby Herbert Vernon “Maurice” Johnston 1922-2014 (contributed by his niece, Mary Culloden) • Genealogy Meet-Up in the Wellington Branch Library, PEC •

Volume 12+1, Issue 2, June 2018
Greetings from the Chair • 2018 Quinte Branch OGS Council Volunteers • Ontario Volunteers Service Awards 2018 • Presentation Workshop: The Loyalists: Recent Application Changes and Looking Beyond the Loyalist Ancestor by Peter Johnson UE & Angela Johnson UE • Digital Presentation: Introduction to GEDmatch by Blaine Bettinger • Presentation Workshop: Getting Ready for Summer by Quinte Branch members • OGS Conference 2018: Upper Canada to Ontario – the Birth of a Nation • Grappling With Grave Markers #32: Sarah (SARLES) SINE 1841 / Thomas SINE 1853. Sine Cemetery • Bob’s Bytes: My First Tablet • Volunteering at Quinte Branch  • Residents of Shannonville 1869-1870 (1869-1870 Directory of Hastings County) • BIFHSGO Conference 2018 Ottawa • 

Volume 12+1, Issue 1, March 2018

Greetings from the Chair • 2017 Quinte Branch OGS Council Volunteers • AGM and Great Moments in Genealogy • Annual Crouse‐Wanamaker Lecture: Making English Connections by Bob Dawes • All About Quinte Branch by Quinte Branch Council • Using Census Clues to Build a Blended Family by Cheryl Levy, PLCGS • 2018 Budget • Grappling With Grave Markers #31: Amos Wright UE, 1796 – Blue Church Cemetery by Peter W. Johnson UE • Bob’s Bytes: Blogging Your Genealogy by Bob Dawes • 1869-70 Directory of Hastings County • Mark Your Calendar •

Volume 12, Issue 4, December 2017 (Sample)
Greetings from the Chair • 2017 Quinte Branch OGS Council Volunteers • Quinte Branch Chair’s Report 2017 AGM • October Presentation: The Skies Above: Vimy Ridge and the Battle of Arras, 1917 by Major William March, CD • LAC: Personnel Records of the First World War • Quinte Branch Calendar • Grappling With Grave Markers #30: Ann (HOGLE) VANDERVOORT, Hogle Cemetery. 1851 • Quinte Branch OGS Membership Report • Bob’s Bytes: Year End Odds and Ends • 1869-70 Directory of Hastings County: Frankford Listing.

Volume 12, Issue 3, September 2017 
Greetings from the Chair • 2017 Quinte Branch OGS Council Volunteers • Mark Your Calendar • Grappling With Grave Markers #29: Martin RUSH, 1826. • Bob’s Bytes: Building a Genealogy Computer • Quinte Branch OGS Canada 150 Project • Milltown 1869 (1869-1870 Directory of Hastings County) • Quinte Branch October 21 presentation: The Skies Above: Vimy Ridge and the Battle of Arras, 1917 by Major Bill March • 

Volume 12, Issue 2, June 2017
Greetings from the Chair • 2017 Quinte Branch OGS Council Volunteers • Digital Presentation: Taming Your Inner Packrat by Lisa Alzo • Ontario Volunteers Service Awards • Presentation: Hastings 1866 by Dick Hughes • Quinte Branch Canada 150 Project Update • Grappling With Grave Markers #28: The
WANNAMAKERS, 1949. Mountain View • Mark Your Calendar • Bob’s Bytes: 10 Easy Steps to DNA Analysis • Residents of Foxboro 1869-1870 (1869-1870 Directory of Hastings County) • Quinte Branch CDs on sale • UEL Heritage Dinner • 

Volume 12, Issue 1, March 2017 
•Greetings from the Chair • 2017 Quinte Branch OGS Council Volunteers • Annual Crouse‐Wanamaker Lecture: Taking Root in a New Land by Cheryl Levy, PLCGS • Staying Safe with Social Media: Webinar Presentation by Thomas MacEntee • What Shape is Your DNA? Webinar presentation by Diahan Southard • In Memoriam: Ron Lambert, Ian Reilly UE and Elizabeth Lapointe • Grappling With Grave Markers #27: Nancy (SIMMONS) PORTER 1854. Stockdale by Peter W. Johnson UE • How can Quinte Branch OGS Help You? Here are some of my favourite Websites By Larry McQuoid • What can you do for Quinte Branch? • Bob’s Bytes: Moving Stuff Around by Bob Dawes • Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events • 1869‐70 Directory of Hastings County • Finding Your Loyalist Roots • Cemetery CDs on sale

Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2016  (Sample)
Greetings from the Chair • 2017 Quinte Branch OGS Council Volunteers • Quinte Branch Chair’s Report 2016 AGM • Quinte Branch Canada 150 Project Update • Membership Report and Renewal Reminder • Family History Day • Presentation: A Place Called Wallbridge by Alex McNaught • Presentation: Online Courses Through the National Institute for Genealogical Studies by Cheryl Levy PLCGS • Presentation: Sacrifice of Angels by Robyn May • Presentation: Using Our Quinte Branch Library by Bob Dawes • Quinte Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) • Quinte Branch Computer / Genealogy Tech Special Interest Group (SIG) • Surname Interest List (SIL) Update • Bob’s Bytes: A Forest of Family Trees • More War of 1812 Veterans Honoured: CHASE, JAY, STONEBURGH, WILKINS • Grappling With Grave Markers #26: Sarah Ann MOON, 1851. Thomasburg • Quinte West Doors Open 2016 • Quinte Branch, OGS: Our Canada 150 Project • Mark Your Calendar: Presentation schedule (January – June 2017) • Quinte Branch Cemetery CDs on sale

Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2016 
Greetings from the Chair • 2016 Quinte Branch OGS Council Volunteers • Bob’s Bytes: Windows 10 – The First Anniversary • Advertising and Publicity • Grappling With Grave Markers #25: Barce CHARD, 1843. Stirling Cemetery: Veteran of Two Different Wars…and Two Different Sides! by Peter W. Johnson UE • Quinte Branch, (OGS) Our Canada 150 Project • Quinte Branch Members’ Surname Interest List (SIL) • How I Spent my Summer Vacation by Sharron Buttler • Special offer for Gerald Belanger Collection: Vol. 1 & 2 and now Vol. 3 • Map of Quinte Branch Members • Annual Business Meeting (AGM) on November 19 • Cemetery CDs on sale 
Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2016 

Greetings from the Chair • 2016 Quinte Branch OGS Council Volunteers • The NEW Quinte Branch Online Finding Aid • Quinte Branch Surname Interest List (SIL) launched online • Bob’s Bytes: Email Systems • Grappling With Grave Markers #24: Franklin WHITE, 1859, Whites Cemetery by Peter W. Johnson UE • OGS 2016 AGM Highlights, including 2016 Best Branch/SIG Website Award • Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for Quinte Branch • APRIL Presentation: LDS Resources for Genealogists by Wendy MacDonald • MAY Presentation: The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County by Amanda Hill, Archivist • JUNE: Great Moments in Genealogy Presented by Quinte Branch Members • Recent graduate of National Institute of Genealogical Studies: Cheryl Levy, PLCGS • Gerald Belanger Collection Vol. 1 & 2 and upcoming Genealogy Events 

Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2016
Greetings from the Chair • 2016 Quinte Branch OGS Council Volunteers • In remembrance of Lewis Zandbergen (1949-2016) • JANUARY Presentation: Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture: Tweed Heritage Centre by Evan Morton & Dutch Vermeer • FEBRUARY Presentation: Scotland from Abroad by Robert G Dawes • MARCH: Annual General Meeting & Elections 2016 • MARCH Presentation: DNA Research for Genealogists: beyond the basics – Webinar conducted by Dr Ugo Perego PhD • Bob’s Bytes: Technology Predictions for 2016 • Grappling With Grave Markers #23: Deborah LOSEE, 1789-1877, Lakeport • Quinte Branch Members Surname Interest List: Helping Hands Outreach at Quinte Branch (coming soon) • Quinte Branch Chair’s Report and Financial Report 2015 •

Volume 10, Issue 4, December 2015  (Sample)
A special “Thank You” to a special guy (Lewis Zandbergen) • Monthly Presentation: Great Moments in Genealogy by Quinte Branch • Doors Open Quinte West 2015 (WEAVER & MULLETT Genealogies) • Monthly Presentation: Northumberland County Records by Gabrielle Blaschuk • Monthly Presentation: The Recent Discovery of Capt. John W. Meters’ Account Book by Randy Saylor • “Thank You” to the Volunteers • Chair’s Comments • Quinte Branch AGM & Elections scheduled for March 19, 2016 • Bully for the Belanger Collection (recommendation) • Grappling with Grave Markers #22: Alfred BROCK, 1913, Friends Cemetery • Bob’s Bytes: Building Personal Databases • Re-dedication of (Henry GAUEN) burial site reveals world history • Publications going green • Membership Renewal Report • Quinte Branch Members’ Surname Interest List •

Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2015
Quinte Branch 35th Anniversary Celebration June 20, 2015 • Chair’s Comment: New Challenges Ahead – Internet has Broadened our Scope • War of 1812 marker honours local veteran [Peter MAYBEE] • Bob’s Bytes: Windows 10 – Do I Need it? • Lots of Family History Courses available • James & Janet FORRESTER • The County Atlas • Atlantic Canada Workshop [Toronto Branch OGS on October 17] • It Looks like Germany is Calling • 35th Anniversary photos • Gerald Belanger Collection Vol. 1 DVD • Fall 2015 schedule • Grappling with Grave Markers #21: William FOSTER, 1860, Smith Falls • UEL Celebration 1929 article • CDs available for purchase at Quinte Branch • Photo Query • Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis – Scottish family history lecture at North York Central Library [September 18] • School Days photo: Rawdon 1909 •

Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2015
At the Call of King and Country presentation by Bill Kennedy • Chair’s Comment: Our 35th Anniversary is Just Around the Corner • Great Moments in Genealogy on September 19 (2015) • Bob’s Bytes: Using Genealogy Software • A major event: Gerald Belanger Collection to be officially unveiled on June 20 – One Man’s Passion • Glimpses of a Life (David & Margaret FORRESTER) • What’s New in Legacy 8 digital presentation by Geoff Rasmussen • Could you be a Mayflower Descendant? • Grappling with Grave Markers #20: Laura Ann GUNTER, 1884, North Hastings • CDs available for purchase at Quinte Branch • Archaeology: How can we Preserve of Heritage? presentation by Shannon Millar • Congratulations to Quinte Branch OGS recipients of the 2015 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards • Scenes from Adolphustown May 23, 2015 • Query: BARKER/MOBEY • Find Quinte Branch OGS on Facebook •

Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2015
Early Airmen were “Dancers” in the Sky presentation by Bill Hunt • Chair’s Comment: Another Year Under Way • Editorial: Genealogy Research Better When it’s Cold • Bob’s Bytes: Dealing with Malware and Other Baddies • Lots and Concession Numbers Provide Clues to Ancestors’ Homes / Get Out Those Reference Books • Grappling with Grave Markers #19: Grandma RUSHTON, 1866 • Stockdale Public School: Looking Back 60 Years • 2015 Saturday Presentations Schedule • Local Author Shares Early History – Book: Footprints in America by Marjorie (BROWNSON) McMullen-Parks • We Want Your Ancestry Stories (call for submissions) • Backing Up Your Genealogy Data Legacy digital presentation by Thomas MacEntee • CDs available for purchase at Quinte Branch • Quinte Branch 2014 Financial Statement •
Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2014 

Membership Renewal and Newsletter Distribution 2015 • Chair’s Comment: On Conversations with my Ancestors • Bob’s Bytes: The Google Garden • Monthly Meeting: Discovering the Lennox and Addington Archives presentation by Shelley Respondek • Monthly Meeting: Timelines and Chronologies: Secrets of Success digital presentation by Geoff Rasmussen • Grappling with Grave Markers #18: John & Elenor FENNELL, Hilton Cemetery • Monthly Meeting: Great Moments in Genealogy presentation by Quinte Branch • Mississauga at War – New Online Exhibit • War of 1812 Plaque placed on Stockdale Grave Site – A Personal Connection and A Number of Descendants Attended • Query with DINGMAN/WILSON connection • Doors Open 2014 at the Quinte Genealogical Centre • Notice for Quinte Branch Annual General Meeting on 21 Feb 2015 • CDs available for purchase at Quinte Branch • Family Trees • Quinte Branch Members’ 2014 Surnames Interest List •

Volume 9, Issue 3, September 2014
Monthly Meeting: Making the Most of the Canadian Census Records digital presentation by Kathryn Lake Hogan • Chair’s Comment: Onward and Upward! • Unusual English Kinship Words • Does Anyone Remember the DEWBERRY Family? • Bob’s Bytes: Quinte Branch has New Computers • Loyalist Descendants in Beechwood Cemetery • Remembering
Marjorea ROBLIN • ELMERS Descendants Reunion • Grappling with Grave Markers #17: Cinthey FAIRMAN, 1870 • Brighton Documents Now Part of County Archive • An “Instant Ancestor” Aquires a Name • Upcoming Workshop: Industrial England • CDs available for purchase at Quinte Branch • 

Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2014 
Notice to Members of Quinte Branch: Newsletter Digital Distribution • Researching at Queen’s University presented by Nancy Cutway • Building Personal Archives presentation by Stephanie Wright • Chair’s Message: Electronic Distribution Becoming the Norm • Bob’s Bytes: The Cloud – Where is it? • Re-enactment of the 1884 Lazier Murder Trial • Any Potwallopers in Your Past? • Grappling with Grave Markers #16: Garret ECKERSON, 1798, New York • FamilySearch adds Saskatchewan Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 • Researching at the Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre presentation by Diane Godbout • New CD Record Set: Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Registers for Hastings & Prince Edward Counties, and Murray Township Cemeteries • Last Post: J. Brian Gilchrist – April 7, 1956 – May 1, 2014 • CDs available for purchase at Quinte Branch • Stories My Grandma Told Me: We Still Want Your Memories • Find Quinte Branch OGS on Facebook

Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2014
Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture: Think About What’s Beneath Your Feet presented by Orland French • Digital Images: Scanning, Editing and Preserving Your Photos, a digital presentation by Geoff Rasmussen • Chair’s Message: Welcome to 2014 • Bob’s Bytes: What About Podcasts • Read All About It • Grappling with Grave Markers #15: Catherine WAY, 1859, Carrying Place • Annual General Meeting: March 15 • Didn’t You Go To School With What’s His Name? • QB Financial Statements for 2013 • Proposed Budget for 2014 • CDs available for purchase at Quinte Branch • Stories My Grandma Told Me: We Still Want Your Memories 

Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2013
Blessings of the Season • Chair’s Message: Looking Back and Ahead • Doors Openand British Home Children • More Choices in the Future • Bob’s Bytes: Using Programs with Reduced Support Systems • Romance and Tragedy in Carlow Township, 1876 (Archibald McFADYEN and Son) • The Other O.G.S. • A Happy Ending After All • Grappling with Grave Markers #14: Henry & Elizabeth VAN TASSEL, Smithfield • Monthly Meeting: Solving Cemetery Problems (Vandalism, Abandoned Cemeteries, Registration and Heritage Designation presented by Diane Clendenan and Marjorie Stuart) • Deeds Returned Home • Member Surname List • CDs available for purchase at Quinte Branch • Stories My Grandma Told Me: We Still Want Your Memories 

Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2013
The Fearful Fate of the KILBANKS • A Paperless World? Not for Me • Chair’s Message: About Members and Memberships • Death Registration Rather Blunt (KILBANKS con’t) • We’re Here For You • Plenty of Mystery in KILBANKS Story • Romance and Tragedy in Carlow Township, 1876 • Grappling with Grave Markers #13: The TAYLOR Family and Belleville Cemetery • Monthly Meetings: Answers for a Common Question (Why Can’t I Find It Online?) presented by Ruth Blair) • Happy 33rd Birthday to Quinte Branch OGS • Author (Millie MORTON) Reflects on Teacher’s “Exceptional Life” • CDs available for purchase at Quinte Branch • Update to the Physicians Database (coming this fall) • Obituary: Rev. J. William LAMB (1930-2013) 

Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2013
Quinte Branch Meeting Hosts Well-Known Writer and Editor • Flights of Fancy • Chair’s Message: Moving Forward – Success Doesn’t Happen Overnight • Children Aware of Family’s History Better at Facing Challenges • Bob’s Bytes: Portable Genealogy • Monthly Meetings: Researching in Scotland & DeoxyriboNucleic Acid: That’s DNA to You and Me • Grappling with Grave Markers #12: PHEBE (PIERSON) HENDRICK, 1848 • Predestined • What is Canada Post Doing with Your Mail? • Veterans Service Medal a Mystery • Genealogists Want To Be Correct • Reading Tombstones • Obituary: HARRIET RICHARDS • CDs available for purchase at Quinte Branch • A Photo Question

Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2013
Stories My Grandma Told Me • Stay in Touch with Your Past • Chair’s Message: No Resting on Our Laurels • Monthly Meetings Highlights include the Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture: Gerry Boyce Packs the Council Chamber and What’s New on Family Tree Maker • Bob’s Bytes: What is a GEDCOM file? • New CD Record Set: Vital Records (Baptisms, Marriages & Burials) for Hastings & Prince Edward Counties United Churches (formerly Methodist & Presbyterian) • Grappling with Grave Markers #11: William MEREDITH, 1859 • Youth Challenge Family History Contest Announced • What’s Behind Your Name? • Quinte Branch 2012 Financial Report

Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2012
Welcoming Number Sixty-Three • Chair’s Message: We Will Meet Again • Monthly Meetings Highlight the Basics and the Canada 150 Project • Letter: James Herbert NOXON Photo Query • Bob’s Bytes: Backing up is Hard to Do • Queries: Fred & Annie Janet Catherine KING and Bangor Loyal Orange Lodge #1194 • A Family Bible with Local Links • Grappling with Grave Markers #10: William LOWTHER, 1777 • Musical Warriors: The Greatest Hits of 1812 • Stirling News Argus: Births, Marriages and Deaths (Reel 1: Sep 1879 – Sep 1884) • Membership Report • 2012 Member’s Surname List

Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2012 
The STEENBURGH Reunion: The Civil War reaches Cordova Mines–150 years later! • War of 1812 Takes Over Summer • The Annual Loyalist Day Celebration Takes on an 1812 Flavour This Year • Bob’s Bytes: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Electronic Readers • Obituary: Margaret L. MAY, 1929-2012 • Grappling with Grave Markers #9: Gilbert HARRIS, 1827 • TURCOTTE Pioneer Family of Stoco Lake, Hastings County • 100 Physicians Who Graduated between 1900 and 1909 in the Belleville Area • Photo Query: Herbert James NOXON.

Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2012 
Congratulations to our Ontario Volunteer Service Award Recipients • Wide Variety of Topics at Monthly Meetings: English Probate Records, Resources at the Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Centre and King’s College, Ontario’s Missing Link • Taking Genealogy Wherever You Find It • The (Lost) Wesleyan Methodist Graveyard in Frankford • A Day at the Front: Toronto Branch Workshop on Finding Your Great War Ancestors • Grappling with Grave Markers #8, The ROWE Family • Stirling High School, the Class of 1910 • Ottawa and the War of 1812 • DNA Query, DIAMOND Family • Newsletter Article Brings Distant Cousins Together • Elvis Presley’s Quinte Cousins? PRESLARS of Camden-Sidney • Prince Edward County SMITH Family Bible Wants a Home • Anglicans Observe Two Anniversaries at Campbellford in 1934.

Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2012 
Full House present for Annual Lecture: Searching Effectively on Ancestry • February Meeting Highlights War of 1812 • Eleanor Isabel Carleton MOULT UE • A Homemade Wedding Certificate Surfaces in a Surprising Location, HERRINGTON-SCOTT • Grappling with Grave Markers #7, Lest We Forget: Benjamin JUBY, 1917 • Photo Query EGGLETON • An Interesting Golden Wedding, TERRILL-HERRINGTON

Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2011
Care of Family Papers & Photographs • Grappling with Grave Markers #6: The KETCHESONS • Quinte Branch Members Participate in the OGS 50th Anniversary Cruise • My Path to a Successful U.E. Certificate Application as a descendant of Hazleton SPENCER U.E. • MORDEN Family History • Helping Reuben WHITE Stand Up Again • McCAW Family History • 2011 Member’s Surname List

Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2011 
Bringing the Quinte Branch OGS to You • Quinte Branch Research Library • Grappling with Grave Markers #5: John COLLINS 1728 & William Van TASSEL 1769 • Research Section of the Quinte Branch • CORLETT/CURLETT Query • Sorting Out The SKINKLES…No Easy Task!

Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2011 
How to Use the Ontario Genealogy Society Website • Photo Query JACKMAN or HUBBLE • Grappling with Grave Markers #4: Lucinda SKINKLE 1859, Warkworth • Photo Query BROWN & GUNTER • Genealogy Resources at Belleville Public Library • The Methodist Church in Ontario • Why We Do What We Do!!! • Mayors of the City of Belleville 1850-1955 Database • Photo Query STOCKDALE Women • Quinte Branch at the OGS 50th Anniversary Conference

Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2011 
Planning a Research Strategy • Photo Query POST & LIDELL • Drowning in Paper? • Grappling with Grave Markers #3: FAIRMANS at Consecon 1876-1883 • Cramahe Township Cemeteries, Northumberland Co. • Archives of Ontario Vital Statistics Release

Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2010 
Researching Your Loyalist Ancestors • The Impact of the 1918 Flu Pandemic on Prince Edward County • Upper Canada Land Petitions Online Database • Grappling with Grave Markers #2: Emmarilla BENSON 1876 • Major Sills Gets Some Recognition, Finally • Carmel Centennial of Carmel Public School 1853-1955, The PITMAN, REED & REID Families • City of Belleville and Hastings County Archives • 2010 Members’ Surname List

Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2010 
30th Anniversary, It was a Party • British Home Child Memorial Quilt & Descendants Reunion • Grappling with Grave Markers #1: Major Andre COLE • We Celebrate our 30th Year • Physicians Database by Dr. Donald Brearley

Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2010 
Celebrating Our 30th Year on June 19th • Bay of Quinte Families from Dutchess County, New York • Irish Research 101 • Irish Genealogy on the Internet • Bibliography of Irish Resources • Why Not? Pre-Planning Funerals • 2010 Year of the British Home Child Quilt Blocks • GIST Family Bibles • Hastings County Copybooks

Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2010 
Migrations of our Pioneer Ancestors • Rum Runners, Gamblers and Flyers • “Damned Rascal” Captain John Walden Meyers • From a Little Seed a Mighty Branch Grew–Quinte Branch 30th Anniversary • 2010, Year of the Home Child in Canada • Carmel Centennial of Carmel Public School 1853-1955, The HOWES & JONES Families

Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2009 
Family Research at the Archives of Ontario, On-Site or from a Distance • History of the Family Dairies of Prince Edward County • Research British Immigrants to Canada • The COWIE Family of Belleville • Brick Wall Breakthroughs: EMBURY, TONER • A Pioneer Cemetery is Reborn in Cloyne, Eastern Ontario • Sandra & John Horwat transcribe 9,600 stones at the Belleville Cemetery • Carmel Centennial of Carmel Public School 1853-1955, The HOMAN & HORTON Families • Do You have British Roots? • 2009 Members Surname Interests

Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2009
Ancestors in Your Attic • Publishing a Family History • I Found Some of my Ancestors in a Pile of Newspapers • Brick Wall Breakthroughs: McCUTCHEON-McDONALD • Carmel Centennial of Carmel Public School 1853-1955, The BRITNELL, CLAPP, CLARKE, GEROW & HICKS Families

Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2009 
Meeting Reports • Quinte Branch Volunteers Receive Awards • A Brief Look at the 225th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Loyalists in this Province • Brick Wall Breakthroughs: WILSON • Quinte Branch Librarian Mugged • Quinte Branch Genealogy Group Passes a Major Milestone, over 1,000,000 Names in Finding Aid • Happy Third Anniversary, Quinte Branch • Your Market Place, Stockdale Cemetery Annotated Transcript • Some Quinte Settlers Discovered in Revolutionary War Pension Records, ROHLEY, CLARKE & BRADSHAW.

Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2009
The Palatine Exodus from Germany • Brick Wall Breakthroughs: TUTTLE-CRONKHITE • Grave Undertakings: Ainsworth Funeral Home, Wellington, Ontario: A Five-Generation Family Enterprise • Assisted Emigration from Coolattin, Wicklow • Exploration of the Relationship Between the United Empire Loyalists and Freemasonry in Upper Canada, now Ontario • Websites worth Surfing

Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2008 
“Damned Rascal” Captain John Walden Myers • Brick Wall Breakthroughs: MEEHAN-McGEE, O’NEILL, BUSH, POST-KELLER • Hastings County Cemetery Transcriptions • Websites worth Surfing • Janet Kellough Presents • War Memorial Inscriptions • Historic Cemeteries Sporting New Look • A Genealogist’s Night Before Christmas • 2008 Member’s Surname Interests

Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2008 
12 Google Search Tips for Genealogists • Muster Roll of the Hastings County Flank Co. 1812 • War Memorial Inscriptions • Members Websites • 1881 and 1891 Digitized Census Returns Online • Methodists and Their Many Branches • Brick Wall Breakthroughs: KEATING • Quinte Branch Outreach at Work

Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2008  
Sher Leetooze on Northern Ireland Research  • Brick Wall Breakthroughs: BROWN, AMSBARY • Quinte Branch Outreach at Work • Stirling’s 150th Anniversary  • The Ancient Order of Bedillii  • The Prince Edward Courthouse and Jail • Hastings County Migrations to Western Canada

Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2008
Quinte Branch Library Gets a Major Boost with Trillium Grant • Brick Wall Breakthroughs: GRAHAM-SWEET, SELEY/SEELEY • Alternate Death Resources from Paul McGrath • Did You Inherit more than the Family Farm, Part II • Stirling’s 150th Anniversary • So You Think You Might Be a UEL Descendant? • The Loyalists in our Area

Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2007
Lisa Russell Brings the AODA to Quinte • Genealogy 101 Grows on Website • Brick Wall Breakthroughs: POLLEY • Library and Archives Canada New Search Tools • Genealogy DNA Testing and Family Crests • What’s In a (Quinte) Name • The Creation of the Anniversary Book, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Read, Ontario: 1854-2004  • 2007 Members Surname Interests.

Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2007
Quinte Branch Searchable Names Index Online • Do You Have a Brick Wall? • Quinte Branch Connects with James and Ethel BARRY of Stirling • Researching Quaker Ancestors in Quinte • CAVERLEY DNA Project • The Marchmont Distributing Home • Chisholm’s Mill Celebrates it’s 150th Anniversary.

Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2007
A Visit from Orland French • Manorial Records  • Local Rum Runners • Stirling is Celebrating 150 Years in 2008 • The Hungerford Township Smallpox Epidemic of 1884 • The Adventure of a Pioneer Family: DUHAMEL / HAMEL / AMELL.

Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2007
Annual Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture • Quinte Disaster: The Trenton Explosion • Hastings County Heritage Atlas • Did You Inherit More Than The Family Farm? DOLMETSCH, DOLLMETSCH, DOLMATSCH, DOLLMATSCH, DOLMAGE, DULMAGE, DALMADGE, DELMAGE, DELMEGE Family • Smith Sabbath School Pocket Bible • Being Creative with Troublesome Kin.

Volume 1, Issue 4, December 2006
A SMITH Family Bible Wants to Go Home • Heritage Years (Stirling History) • Cleaning Tombstones • Research Letters • Memorial Ronald Ryan Taylor • Is This Your Family (James Alfred ELLIOTT and Charlotte Helen BEATTY) • Finding Family at the Quinte Branch Research Library • Osprey Newspaper Obituaries Online  • The Course of Justice in the 1890s.

Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2006
Found, Pedigree of John Vowles PALMER • Mary JANEWAY: The Legacy of a Home Child • Birth Registrations in Ontario • The Canadian Vital Record Closure Gap • Snake Oil and Cure-Alls for Quinte’s Pioneers • Our New Home at Quinte West Public Library.

Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2006
Quinte Branch Is On The Move! • Let’s Bring Our Ancestors Back to Life •  Reconnecting • Rawdon Township Historical Transcripts • What Did They Do? •  Hastings Gets a New Atlas • Quinte Holidays—Victorian Style • Your Families History • This Early Canadian Rector even had a Boulder Named after Him.

Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2006
Using a Spreadsheet to Record your Research Findings • Gravestone Symbolism •  Planning a Family Reunion • The Formation of the Presbyterian Church in Wallbridge • Burials in St. George’s Churchyard • Who was Wiliamena VANDERDANK? • Keep to the Known Facts.

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