Upcoming Meetings and Events

April 11, 2014 at 7 PM  Kent County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society presents:

BLACK MILITIA OF KENT COUNTY

Elise Harding-Davis will discuss the involvement of the Black Militia in the War of 1812. Held at St. Andrew’s Residence 99 Park St., Chatham, ON.  Open and free to the public. The Kent Branch of the OGS will be LIVE STREAMING this meeting!  Test your live stream connection in advance of the meeting by clicking here.  Starting at 7pm on Friday, April 11th 2014, the meeting will be live streamed on the internet.

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SPECIAL EVENT!!!

Elder College in conjunction with the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will be hosting a two-session course “Family History Research – Climbing Your Family Tree”

Monday, April 28th, 2014 from 10am to 12pm and

Monday, May 5th, 2014 from 10am to 12pm

Have you ever wondered who your ancestors were or where they came from?  This course has something for everyone. Students will be introduced to the basics of tracing their ancestry and family history research. Whether you are just beginning, still learning the basic techniques of genealogy or wanting to stay up-to-date with the ever changing and challenging facets of family history, this course is for you. The Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society assists and promotes family history, and this course is a great way to improve your research and organizing skills, learn about records and resources, and increase your knowledge of your ancestor’s life and times.

Registration is required for this course – register on-line with Elder College.

Course Cost: $35.00 + HST(13% ) = $39.55 (Elder College membership also required).

LOCATION: Family History Library – 2nd Floor Chatham Public Library, Queen Street, Chatham

Facilitator: Frank Scott-Pearse

Instructor: Tom Mountain

Tom has been a member of the Kent Branch OGS since 2000 and has been involved with family history since 1990.  He is a regular volunteer at the Chatham OGS research room located in the Public Library.  His own family research has been focused on Hamilton, Kent Co. and Grey Co. in Ontario, and in southern New Brunswick.  In addition to his own family, he has assisted many others with their personal research.  He also has done extensive research on loyalist families and WW I & WW II soldiers.

 

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7 PM.  Kent County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society presents:

COLLECTING, ORGANIZING & PUBLISHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

What will you do with all your family history research? Gary May shares tips and steps to publish your own family story. Held at St. Andrew’s Residence 99 Park St., Chatham, ON. Open and free to the public.  The Kent Branch of the OGS will be LIVE STREAMING this meeting!  Test your live stream connection in advance of the meeting by clicking here.  Starting at 7pm on Friday, May 9th, 2014, the meeting will be live streamed on the internet.

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Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7 PM. Kent County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society presents:

TALES OF A SPY ~ FROM BELGIUM TO KENT COUNTY

A chance encounter and a bit of luck led Goldie Howes to the local descendants of a WWI soldier. You will not want to miss this intriguing tale.Held at St. Andrew’s Residence 99 Park St., Chatham, ON. Open and free to the public.  The Kent Branch of the OGS will be LIVE STREAMING this meeting!  Test your live stream connection in advance of the meeting by clicking here.  Starting at 7pm on Friday, June 13, 2014, the meeting will be live streamed on the internet.

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