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We wish to thank Janice Nickerson for her very informative and entertaining presentation at our March 12, 2015 meeting.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2015. Please check here for details closer to the time of the meeting.

March 16, 2015: The following information was provided by Wanda Sinclair at our March meeting:


The Irish Family History Foundation has been the coordinating body for a network of county genealogy centres on the island of Ireland for over twenty five years. The genealogy centres' databases include parish church records of baptisms, marriages and deaths, census returns and gravestone inscriptions. Millions of these records are searchable online, providing a unique resource for family historians not available on any other website. New records will be added as the computerization of sources continues in the local genealogy centres.

Wanda also received this message from the Ulster Historical Foundation:

Telling the story of the people of Ulster since 1956

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Ulster Historical Foundation

As we approach 17th March, we would like to wish all our members and friends a very happy St. Patrick’s Day.

To coincide with this special day and also for the duration of our North American Lecture Tour, all our 2 million pay-per-view birth, marriage & death records for Counties Antrim & Down as well as our Gravestone records, will be available at half-price on www.ancestryireland.com from 14 - 30 March 2015.

Our website includes virtually all Roman Catholic registers of baptisms for Counties Antrim and Down prior to 1900, a large number of Church of Ireland and Presbyterian registers of baptisms for Counties Antrim & Down and the city of Belfast as well as many civil birth records for Belfast.

We also hold virtually all civil marriage records for County Antrim and County Down, virtually all Roman Catholic registers of marriages for County Antrim and County Down prior to 1900 and a large number of Church of Ireland and Presbyterian registers of marriages for Counties Antrim & Down

In addition, our website contains funeral records (where they survive) from Roman Catholic registers for Co. Antrim and Co. Down prior to 1900 and a large number of Church of Ireland and Presbyterian registers of burials for the city of Belfast.

We hope you will visit www.ancestryireland.com to take advantage of this great offer, which must end on 30 March. Publications


Take a look at our Links, guestbook (we've already received word of a number of breakthroughs, thanks to our members responding to the postings), and Publish Your Interests pages while you're here!!
Membership is not formal. It is for all who care about their own family history and want to share and learn with others. Everyone is welcome.
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Janet Brown
Our meetings begin at 7:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm.
We normally meet at the Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall (south of Burnhamthorpe Road on the east side of the West Mall) on the second Thursday of the month. The Civic Centre has ample parking; if you are taking transit, the Civic Centre is accessible via Mississauga Transit (the Rathburn #20 and the Burnhamthorpe #26 buses both travel along Burnhamthorpe Road and cross the East Mall) and TTC (the Burnhamthorpe #50 and West Mall #112 buses)
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