Daily Archives: February 23, 2018

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Toronto Branch Presentation

  Toronto Branch Presentation on February 26th Gwyneth Pearce, Publicity, Toronto Branch, OGS The next Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday, February 26th starting at 7:30 pm at Lansing United Church at Poyntz Avenue and Beecroft Road in North York. Increasingly, academic institutions are undertaking research that involves digitizing materials and compiling historical databases for computer analysis and interpretation. These “digital humanities” projects, which combine history and social sciences with computing, can often be valuable resources for genealogy as […]

Explore New UK BMDs and Mining Records at Findmypast

  The Greater London Marriage Index contains new records from the Royal College of Arms covering historic chapels at St James Duke’s Place, Gray’s Inn, Somerset House and the Austin Friars Dutch Reform Church. Dating back to the early 1500s, the records reveal details of residence, occupation, marriage and spouse. A number also include images of original documents. England, Mining Disaster Victims – Uncover the details of miners and rescue workers who lost their lives in the mines of Derbyshire, […]

Salem Chapel: A Contemporary History

Salem Chapel: A Contemporary History Gail Benjafield, with information from Salem Chapel historian, Rochelle Bush The Historical Society of St. Catharines (HSSC) has long been supportive of the British Methodist Episcopal Church (B.M.E), at 92 Geneva St, also known as Salem Chapel.  Salem Chapel is arguably the most iconic building in the city, with three plaques attesting to its prominence in the city’s history.  Those plaques are from the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments, all recognizing Harriet Tubman’s many treks […]

The Irish Palatine SIG Will Be On The Road Again!!

  The Irish Palatine SIG Will Be On The Road Again!! Phyllis Chapman, Tour Committee, Irish Palatine Special Interest Group, OGS The Irish Palatine Special Interest Group of the Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a new tour, to take place September 13 – 23, 2018.  We are again travelling with the Great Canadian tour bus company which did such a fabulous job for us in 2013.  We will travel in a comfortable highway coach (toilet included) and we […]

How Did the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918 Affect Your Ancestors?

I was not fully aware of the extent of the impact of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 until I read Tim Cook’s book, Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1917-1918, and learned that it played a major role in helping to bring an end to WW I. Wondering what the epidemic was like for those back at home led me to explore reports about it in local newspapers. Board of Health Bans Since I call Lambton County my […]