Beginner Genealogy Seminars
Dr Fraser Dunford, Past Executive Director of the Ontario Genealogical Society and member of Kawartha Branch OGS will guide you through:
The Basics - the family tree, family records, relationships, the importance of birth, marriage and death records and recording dates.
Getting Started - guiding principles, citation and keeping records.
The schedule for the last two 2015 Beginner Seminars on Genealogical Research is as follows -
- Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015, Time: 1:00 to 3:30 pm, Place: Millbrook Public Library, 1 Dufferin Street, Millbrook. Hosted by - Cavan Monaghan Public Libraries. To register for this FREE EVENT please contact the library at 705-932-2919 or the OGS Planner at 705-741-6066. The Seminar will be followed by information about genealogical resources available at the library.
- Tuesday, September 22nd, start time 1:00 pm - hosted at the Douro/Dummer Library. More information coming soon.
Please check back often for updates as additional dates and locations are posted as confirmed.
2nd Annual Kawartha Conference
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:30 to 4:30 (Doors open at 8:30)
Northminster United Church - 300 Sunset Blvd, Peterborough
There will be five speakers. Here is the information on one of them:
1. Political and Military Situation in the United Kingdom and Canada 1814-1850
Speaker: Timothy Dubé - As Military Archivist for the Public Archives of Canada / National Archives of Canada / Library and Archives Canada (1984-2012), he had a role in bringing copies of much of the military documentation to Canada.
(Registration is Essential. Cost $35.00 - includes snacks and lunch. More details to come)
Kawartha Branch Projects
1) ONLINE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
Earlier this year Kawartha Branch started a new outreach program through the online newspaper MyKawartha . There are two sets of monthly articles with one set scheduled to come out early each month and the other set to come out mid-month:
Families of the Kawarthas (aka Founding Families at the online address) will give brief histories of some of the early settlers in this area. The articles to date are:
NOTE: If you would like to write about your ancestors for the series above, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Amateur Genealogist which introduces people to the basics of genealogy. The articles can be found at the following links:
2) Family History Name Index
The Branch library has many family histories. We are creating a name index for each history and will put the index in TONI (The Ontario Name Index - the three million and growing name index created by OGS). If you would like to help, this is another project you can do in your own home. We send you a digitized copy of the family history, you read it, and you enter each name you find into a spreadsheet. If you want to help - please contact us at: email@example.com