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Meetings & Events

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 18
2017
Quinte Branch

AGM & Great Moments in Genealogy
by Quinte Branch

   

On November 18, two events are planned for the afternoon which should be of interest to all. First, we’ll be convening the Annual General Meeting for election of officers and appointments for 2018. The Branch Council needs a few well-motivated and willing new volunteers to join with the Branch Council members who are also willing to continue in their efforts of leading and managing the Branch’s obligations and initiatives. Following that statutory and important meeting, it will be time for Great Moments in Genealogy. Yeah!!
  
Great Moments has become an annual event at Quinte Branch and serves as a platform for the best and worst examples of genealogical endeavours. For all our public pretenses of belonging to this and that, we are basically hermetic in nature, doing all our family history research in private. Laughing out loud or crying bitterly at your successes and failures is of limited value if you are not able to share your joy and suffering with others. Bring your fantastic stories, accomplishments, brick walls, stupid mistakes and gullible decisions with you and share with the multitudes. It is the best therapy available, and it is free of charge.

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Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Dec
2017
Quinte Branch

NO Presentation in December
Visit our Quinte Genealogy Centre.
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
 
Jan 20
2018
Quinte Branch

Presentation Topic: Making English Connections:
Using Free & Pay Websites to Find your English Ancestors
by Bob Dawes

   

The General Register Office for England and Wales has recently enhanced their online services while FindMyPast has added the 1939 Registration to their online databases. This presentation will provide an overview of the English record structure and explain what is available and how to access the various records. Then, using both free and paid services, Bob will use a case study to demonstrate just how far you can go in tracing your English ancestry on the internet.

Bob is a retired tech industry executive and management consultant who combines his passion for computers with genealogy to find new ways to do research and analyze results. He and his wife, Barbara, have done research and attended family history conferences throughout Canada, the USA and the British Isles. Bob is a past chair of Quinte Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society and the DNA Project Coordinator of the Hubbell Family Historical Society. He currently provides Information Technology support to several local societies in the Quinte Region.

Download poster here.
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Feb 17
2018
Quinte Branch

Presentation Topic: All About Quinte Branch
by Quinte Branch

   

Details coming soon
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Mar 17
2018
Quinte Branch

Presentation Topic: The Irish Famine and the Settlement of East Hungerford
by Jim Kennelly

   

Details coming soon
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Apr 21
2018
Quinte Branch

Presentation Topic: Using Census Clues to Build a Blended Family
by Cheryl Levy, PLCGS

   

Census records provide many clues to further our research. Each column contains valuable information. This is especially true when endeavouring to identify all of the members listed in a specific household on census night. Do all of the members actually belong to the same family? Are the recorded relationships accurate? Can we trust the surnames given for each person? Who are the additional people listed?

Using an interesting case study, we will learn to uncover the details needed for seeking additional documents to confirm their identities. Then follow the steps that were required to build these blended families by placing the household members in the correct family groups. By gleaning census clues, we begin to understand the story behind how they came to all be in the same households together on the census records.

Cheryl is a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, with a focus on genealogical research and education. She is a member of several genealogy groups and societies, including Quinte Branch, OGS, where she holds the executive position of Social Media Coordinator. 
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
May 19
2018
Quinte Branch

Presentation Topic: TBA
by Bob DawesTBA

Details TBA
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Jun 1-3
2018

Ontario Genealogical Society

OGS Conference 2018



For more details and to follow updates, please visit:

OGS Conference 2018 website

OGS Conference 2018 Facebook Page
  

Venue: University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario (Rozanski Hall)
 

 
Jun 16
2018
Quinte Branch

Presentation Topic: TBA
by TBA

   

Details TBA
  

Venue: Quinte West City Hall Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario
1:00 pm
Jul-Aug
2018
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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