Calendar

Jun
21
Thu
Family History Group @ Brant County OGS Resource Centre
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family History Group

Is this you!

Have just retired and want to learn a new fascinating hobby? Or are you someone who always wanted to do your family tree and have never known how to go about it? On the third Thursday of the month the Brant Branch of OGS has a group that meets from 10 am to noon. This group discusses family research, helps people who are just getting started in family search. It is a great group of people who look forward to telling about their research or helping others. We meet in the Genealogy Resource Centre at Smokey Hollow Retirement Estate.

So Remember

Everyone is welcome and bring a friend. They will try to help with your family research and any brick walls.

Donations to support support group would be appreciated.

Jun
25
Mon
Yes, There Was An Argument! @ Lansing United Church
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

YES, THERE WAS AN ARGUMENT!

Speaker: Bonnie Bell

Godfrey Addison Argument, known as Ed, was born in Toronto, August 28, 1921, and died in Belgium on September 17th, 1944 at the age of 23 after the plane he was flying was shot down.

As a commemoration of this brave young man, this talk will explore three periods of his short life. It will start with a look at his early years in Toronto, from birth until he enlisted in the RCAF in 1940. The second part will cover his pilot’s training in Canada, his transfer to the RAF in England, and his brief time as a WWII pilot. The third part will discuss his death and burial, and the visits to his grave and those of other fallen pilots, in Belgium, June 2017, by past and present members of the 33 Squadron (RAF). The talk will include mention of the various documents found for Ed and conclude with recognition of the people overseas who provided material and assistance. Regarding the importance of remembering Ed, there was no ARGUMENT.

Bonnie Bell has been a member of Toronto Branch of OGS since the 1990s. She has previously spoken at branch meetings, primarily on the role of photographs in family history research. In addition to the many years she worked on the St. James Cemetery Transcription Project, Bonnie served on the Executive Committee for both Conference 2010 and Conference 2016.   Her interest in family history began at age 11 when she received a Bible with a family tree complete as far back as her great-grandparents. Intrigued by the stories about these people, she began to explore the available genealogical records, visiting archives in Scotland and England and cranking the microfilms at the Family History Centres. Now retired from her job as a company Controller, she continues work on her Scottish and English ancestors both abroad and in Canada. In order not to become too self-focused, she sometimes undertakes research into unrelated families of interest.

Supermarine Spitfire Aircraft

AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE. (ATP 12235D) Copyright: © IWM.

Mini-Presentation:: Janice Nickerson, Great Grandma’s Social Media – 100 year-old postcards.

Jun
27
Wed
Coffee/Tea Time – Branch/SIG Discussions
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Coffee/Tea Time - Branch/SIG Discussions

This event is to allow Members of the Society who manage Branch/SIG activities an opportunity to communicate with each other and board members. One registration allows for ease of signing up for these discussions. Discussion schedules will be released prior to the meeting and always invite suggestions for discussion.

Jul
3
Tue
British Study Group @ Brant County OGS Resource Centre
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Brit meets each month, the first Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm, in our Resource Centre.

We meet to help with the knowledge of other researchers that have learned much in their years of researching and are able to give some ideas where to search next.

Our Resource Centre does have many books etc relating to British research.

We donate a Tooney ($2) at each meeting which is donated to the Resource Centre to help with expenses of our branch

So Remember

Do not forget to bring your family tree information with you

Everyone is welcome and bring a friend

Jul
5
Thu
OGS Webinar Series
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
OGS Webinar Series

Join us the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm ET – Register below for the webinars of your choice. You will receive an e-mail confirmation with your own personal link to join the webinar. Automated reminder e-mails are set for 3 days prior, and 1 hour prior to the live presentation. The initial webinar presentation is free and open to all, however registration is limited and attendance is restricted to the first 500 persons signing in to the webinar presentation. OGS members may view recordings of webinars after the presentation date by logging into the OGS site, selecting the webinar tab for the relevant year, selecting the presentation, and clicking on “Watch Recording”.

Jul
9
Mon
Genealogy Club @ Burlington Public Library
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Genealogy Club @ Burlington Public Library | Burlington | Ontario | Canada

The Ontario Genealogical Society working with the Burlington Public Library provides a open Genealogical Club for all levels of skill in Family History. Great time of learning and opportunities to ask questions and breakdown some brick-walls.

Jul
19
Thu
Family History Group @ Brant County OGS Resource Centre
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family History Group

Is this you!

Have just retired and want to learn a new fascinating hobby? Or are you someone who always wanted to do your family tree and have never known how to go about it? On the third Thursday of the month the Brant Branch of OGS has a group that meets from 10 am to noon. This group discusses family research, helps people who are just getting started in family search. It is a great group of people who look forward to telling about their research or helping others. We meet in the Genealogy Resource Centre at Smokey Hollow Retirement Estate.

So Remember

Everyone is welcome and bring a friend. They will try to help with your family research and any brick walls.

Donations to support support group would be appreciated.

Jul
25
Wed
Coffee/Tea Time – Branch/SIG Discussions
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Coffee/Tea Time - Branch/SIG Discussions

This event is to allow Members of the Society who manage Branch/SIG activities an opportunity to communicate with each other and board members. One registration allows for ease of signing up for these discussions. Discussion schedules will be released prior to the meeting and always invite suggestions for discussion.

Aug
2
Thu
OGS Webinar Series
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
OGS Webinar Series

Join us the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm ET – Register below for the webinars of your choice. You will receive an e-mail confirmation with your own personal link to join the webinar. Automated reminder e-mails are set for 3 days prior, and 1 hour prior to the live presentation. The initial webinar presentation is free and open to all, however registration is limited and attendance is restricted to the first 500 persons signing in to the webinar presentation. OGS members may view recordings of webinars after the presentation date by logging into the OGS site, selecting the webinar tab for the relevant year, selecting the presentation, and clicking on “Watch Recording”.

Aug
7
Tue
British Study Group @ Brant County OGS Resource Centre
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Brit meets each month, the first Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm, in our Resource Centre.

We meet to help with the knowledge of other researchers that have learned much in their years of researching and are able to give some ideas where to search next.

Our Resource Centre does have many books etc relating to British research.

We donate a Tooney ($2) at each meeting which is donated to the Resource Centre to help with expenses of our branch

So Remember

Do not forget to bring your family tree information with you

Everyone is welcome and bring a friend