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March 2014

  • Meetings & Events added info for April presentation Researching at Queen's University by Nancy Cutway; added info for May presentation Building Personal Archives by Stephanie Wright; added downloadable March poster.
  • Volume 9, Issue 1 of The Quinte Searchlight published and emailed or mailed to members; highlights added to Newsletter
  • Branch News added March presentation Researching at the Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre by Diane Godbout

February 2014

  • Branch News added February digital presentation Digital Images: Scanning, Editing, and Preserving Your Photos by Geoff Rasmussen.
  • Meetings & Events added topic for April presentation Researching at Queen's University by Nancy Cutway; added topic for May presentation Building Personal Archives by Stephanie Wright.
  • Home page added info for Annual General Meeting and downloadable notice.
  • Membership updated revised membership fees and added link for downloadable membership form.

January 2014

  • Branch News added January presentation The Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture: What's Beneath Your Feet? by Orland French.
  • Meetings & Events added info for February presentation Digital Images: Scanning, Editing and Preserving Your Photos, a digital presentation by Geoff Rasmussen; added downloadable February poster.
  • OGS Conference 2014 link to Registration added to Home page.

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

  • Meetings & Events added info for November presentation Silent No More: Researching Canada's War dead 1885-1945 by Glenn Wright; added downloadable November poster.
  • Meetings & Events added info for October presentation Solving Cemetery Problems by Diane Clendenan & Marjorie Stuart; added downloadable October poster; added to Branch News.

September 2013

  • September events Doors Open 2013 at the Quinte Genealogy Centre and British Home Children presented by Sandra Joyce, added to Branch News.
  • Volume 8, Issue 3 of The Quinte Searchlight published and emailed or mailed to members.
  • Meetings & Events added info for Doors Open 2013 at the Quinte Genealogy Centre with downloadable poster and map; added downloadable poster for September Branch presentation about British Home Children.

August 2013

July 2013

  • Meetings & Events updated with information about speakers and topics for Fall branch meetings.

June 2013

May 2013

  • Poster for June Branch meeting available for download on Meetings & Events page.
  • What's New in Genetic Genealogy? presented by Dr. John D Reid, added to Branch News.

April 2013

  • Annual OGS Region 7 General Meeting with Director, Carol Foshay and OGS Vice-President, Mike More, added to Branch News.
  • Researching in Scotland: The Lowlands & the Borders presented by Sher Leetooze, added to Branch News.
  • Poster for May Branch meeting available for download on Meetings & Events page.

March 2013

  • Poster for April Branch meeting available for download on Meetings & Events page.
  • Meetings & Events updated with information about Quinte Branch hosting the annual Region 7 AGM Meeting at Christ Church Hall in Glen Miller with Director, Carol Foshay and OGS Vice-President, Mike More. Note: Lunch reservation required before April 11.
  • Tracking the Loyalists presented by Peter C. Newman, added to Branch News.
  • Meetings & Events updated with information about April's branch meeting about Scottish Research presented by Sher Leetooze. Please Note: change of venue for this month only.
  • Volume 8, Issue 1 of The Quinte Searchlight published and emailed or mailed to members.

February 2013

  • Meetings & Events updated with information about March's branch meeting, Tracking the Loyalists presented by Peter C Newman. Poster attached.
  • Meetings & Events updated with date for April's Regional meeting. More details to be added soon. Information added about May's branch meeting, What's New in Genetic Genealogy? presented by John D Reid; and June's branch meeting, Why Can't I Find It Online? presented by Ruth Blair.
  • Hints & Tips for Users of Family Tree Maker presented by Rick Roberts, added to Branch News.
  • Youth Challenge 2013 posted to website. Deadline for submissions: April 30.
  • OGS Conference 2013 link added to Home page and Meetings & Events.

January 2013

  • Updated About Us with the Quinte Branch Executive for 2013.
  • The Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture: Historic Hastings by Gerry Boyce, added to Branch News.
  • Meetings & Events updated with information about February's branch meeting, Hints & Tips for Users of Family Tree Maker presented by Rick Roberts.
  • Meetings & Events updated with information about January's branch meeting, The Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture presented by Gerry Boyce.

December 2012

  • Writing Your Family History: Canada 150 Project by Harry van Bommel, added to Branch News.
  • Beginning Your Family History by Claire Nabrotzky, added to Branch News.
  • Volume 7, Issue 4 of The Quinte Searchlight published and e-mailed or mailed to members.

November 2012

  • Writing Your Family History: Canada 150 Project presented by Harry van Bommel.

October 2012

  • Beginning Your Family History presented by Claire Nabrotzky.
  • Meetings and Events updated with information about November's branch meeting, Writing Your Family History presented by Harry van Bommel.
  • Updated White's Cemetery CD, New Transcript 2012 (296 pages) available for purchase

September 2012

  • Meetings and Events updated with information about October's branch meeting, Beginning Your Family History presented by Claire Nabrotzky.
  • Doors Open 2012 at the Quinte Genealogy Centre added to Branch News.
  • Volume 7, Issue 3 of The Quinte Searchlight published and e-mailed or mailed to members.
  • Payments for research inquiries and publications can now be made via PayPal.

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

  • Volume 7, Issue 2 of The Quinte Searchlight published and e-mailed or mailed to members.
  • Genealogy Workshop: Using the Quinte Branch Library Resources presented by Bob Dawes, added to Branch News.

May 2012

  • King's College, Ontario's Missing Link presented by Ruth M. Burkholder, added to Branch News.
  • Meetings and Events updated with information about June's branch meeting, a Genealogy Workshop, and the Toronto Branch OGS's Genealogy Summer Camp 2012.
  • Congratulations to our Ontario Volunteer Service Award Recipients, added to Branch News.

April 2012

  • Dozens of new links added to Genealogy 101 Genealogy Links and Toolkit Links
  • Resources at the Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Centre presented by Ann Rowe, added to Branch News.
  • Meetings and Events updated with information about May's branch meeting, King's College in Land Records presented by Ruth M. Burkholder.

March 2012

  • Volume 7, Issue 1 of The Quinte Searchlight published and e-mailed or mailed to members.
  • Solving Genealogical Problems Using English Probate Records presented by Linda Reid, added to Branch News.
  • Meet the 2012 Branch Executive
  • Meetings and Events updated with information about the April branch meeting, UEL Genealogy Workshop and Research Day, the Kawartha Branch OGS Spring Bus Trip to the Ontario Archives and OGS Region VII Annual Meeting Day.

February 2012

  • Getting to Know The War of 1812 and "History of Holy Name of Mary Parish" in Marysville, Tyendinaga Township, to be Republished added to Branch News.

January 2012

December 2011

  • Meetings and Events updated with information about the Annual Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture Searching Effectively on Ancestry presented by Lesley Anderson, Ancestry.ca and the Branch Annual General Meeting.
  • Volume 6, Issue 4 of The Quinte Searchlight published and e-mailed or mailed to members.

November 2011

  • Researching Canadian WWI Records Using Online and Traditional Resources, added to Branch News.
  • "The Family in Faces" Ancestral Quilt, added to Branch News.
  • Fun Times--the OGS 50th Anniversary Cruise, added to Branch News.

October 2011

  • Meetings and Events updated with information about the November branch meeting, Researching Canadian WWI Records Using Online and Traditional Resources presented by Rick Roberts of Global Genealogy
  • Insulin Discovery Collaborator: Biochemist James Bertram Collip presented by George A. Pearce, C.D., M.D., added to Branch News.

September 2011

  • How to Care for Family Photographs and Papers presented by Sharon White, Archivist for Hastings County, added to Branch News.
  • Quinte Branch has a new mailing address, see Contact Us
  • Volume 6, Issue 3 of The Quinte Searchlight published and e-mailed or mailed to members.
  • Meetings and Events updated with information about the September and October branch meetings, and workshops on Writing your Memoirs at the Quinte West Public Library.

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

  • Genealogy Resources at Belleville Public Library presented by Trevor Pross added to Branch News.
  • Meetings and Events updated with information for the May and September branch meetings.

March 2011

  • How to Use the Ontario Genealogical Society Website presented by Nancy Trimble, President, OGS added to Branch News.
  • CemSearch Database updated with 3 new cemeteries and 9,621 records
  • Volume 6, Issue 1 of The Quinte Searchlight is published and e-mailed or mailed to members.
  • Meetings and Events updated with information for the April branch meeting, Region VII Annual General Meeting and Toronto Branch OGS "Genealogy Summer Camp" in June.

February 2011

January 2011

  • Census, Directories, Records and Reference categories in the Library Catalogue revised with new and updated donations and acquisitions
  • New donations and acquisitions added to the Library Holdings and Donations & Acquisitions pages.
  • Developing a Research Strategy presented by J. Brian Gilchrist at the Annual Crouse-Wanamaker lecture added to Branch News.
  • Meetings and Events updated with information for February and March branch meetings, FamilyTree Maker 2010 one day course at Loyalist College and the 3rd Annual Semaine de généalogie/Genealogy Week.

December 2010

November 2010

  • New Community Archives for Belleville and Hastings County presented by Sharon White, Archivist of the new Community Archives added to Branch News.

October 2010

September 2010

  • Researching Your Loyalist Ancestors presented by Angela Johnson UE added to Branch News.
  • New links added to Genealogy Links
  • New links added to Genealogy 101 Toolkit Links
  • Meetings and Events updated with information about the October and November branch meetings, the OGS 2011 Conference (50th Anniversary) and the 2011 OGS Cruise.
  • Volume 5, Issue 3 of The Quinte Searchlight is published and e-mailed or mailed to members.
  • Five new books available for sale on the Books page include a History of the Quinte Branch, 1980-2010.

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

  • Quinte Branch celebrates 30th Anniversary, see Branch News.
  • Ketcheson Family Picnic, July 25, 2010, see see Meetings and Events for more information.
  • One of two British Home Child Memory Quilts will be on display at Glanmore House, Belleville, Wednesday July 14 - Wednesday July 28, see Meetings and Events for more information.

May 2010

April 2010

  • Quinte Branch Publications may be ordered for pick-up at OGS 2010 Conference, see Meetings & Events
  • Genealogists take a Perilous Trip to Rebellious New York & New Jersey at the OGS Region VII Annual Meeting added to Branch News.
  • Cemeteries in the 2010 Quinte West Discovery Guide added to Branch News.

March 2010

  • Branch News updated with information about Using the Prince Edward County Archives in Wellington presentation by Krista Richardson, PEC Archives Manager.
  • Join us to celebrate the Quinte Branch OGS 30th Anniversary on June 19th, see Meetings & Events
  • New directions added for the OGS Regional VII Annual Meeting, see Meetings & Events
  • Volume 5, Issue 1 of The Quinte Searchlight is published and e-mailed or mailed to members.

February 2010

January 2010

  • Meetings & Events updated with information about Family Day, an Open House at Quinte Genealogy Centre, February 20, 2010.
  • Randy Saylor presented The Migrations of our Pioneer Ancestors: Understanding Their Life and Times at the Crouse-Wanamaker Annual Lecture on January 16, 2001 added to Branch News
  • Meetings & Events updated with information about the branch Spring program which includes presentations on the Prince Edward County Archives by Krista Richards, Manager, PEC Archives; A Trip to Rebellious New York and New Jersey by Peter Johnson UE; Irish Research 101 by Terry Findley; Ancestors in Your Attic (an open forum); the Regional VII OGS Annual Meeting and the Ontario Genealogical Society Conference, 2010 where the branch will have a table in the Marketplace.

December 2009

  • St. James Roman Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, A New Transcript (2009) by Sandra and John Horwat, is now available on CD-ROM.
  • Executive and Committee Members list updated for 2010 after the Annual General Meeting on November 21st. There are two open positions on the executive for members to fill, and two open positions for committee coordinators that anyone can fill. Please consider helping our branch to maintain the activities and on-going support for genealogists and family historians worldwide.
  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL from the Quinte Branch OGS.

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

  • Volume 4, Issue 3 of The New Searchlight is published and e-mailed or mailed to members.
  • The Cemsearch Database at the Quinte Genealogy Centre has been updated to include 371,675 records!
  • Meetings & Events updated with a Special Quinte Branch Outreach Presentation by Phil Ainsworth on "When Milk Came in Glass Bottles...A History of the Dairies of Prince Edward County" to be held at The Victory, Canadian Society of Marine Artists, 205 Main Street, Picton

July 2009
On vacation!

June 2009

  • Helen Coffey discussed How She Published her Genealogy at the Quinte Branch Ancestors in Your Attic open forum in June, and donated a copy of her book "From Tipperary to Tyendinaga" to the branch library. 
  • The Branch participated in the 225th Anniversary of the Loyalist Landing at Adolphustown on June 13th.
  • Meetings & Events updated with the Toronto Branch OGS Irish Ancestry Workshop and the Stirling-Rawdon Genealogy Fair 2009 in August.
  • Upcoming Branch Meetings include Sean Smith from the Archives of Ontario in September; John Reid will present Researching British Immigrants to Canada in October, and Bill Hunt will discuss Rum Runners, Gamblers, and Flyers:  A Look Back at Quinte's Fascinating Past in November. In 2010 Randy Saylor will speak on "The Migrations of our Pioneer Ancestors: Understanding Their Life and Times" at the Crouse-Wanamaker lecture in January and Doug Knutson will present his recently expanded and completed film documentary "Damned Rascal", the story of soldier, loyalist, spy, adventurer Capt. John Walden Meyers. in February

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

January 2009

  • Don Dulmage, author of "Return to Deutschland" presented 300th Anniversary of the Irish Palatines in Quinte at the Annual Crouse-Wanamaker lecture.
  • A guide to Using Unorthodox Ways and Websites to Break Down Brick Walls by Bob Dawes has been added to Genealogy 101 Course Materials.
  • Meetings & Events updated with information about upcoming branch meetings, the OGS Conference 2009 in Oakville in May and the United Empire Loyalist Association National Convention in Napanee and Adolphustown in June.

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