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Sir Guy Carleton Branch UELAC Presentation

  Penny Minter, UE, Secretary, Sir Guy Carleton Branch, UELAC On Saturday, March 10th, 2018, Anne Redish will give a presentation and lead a discussion about Loyalist Period Clothing from 1:30 – 4:30 pm at the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Ave., Room 118, Ottawa, Ontario. Become immersed in the fiction, facts and feel of clothing of the time of the Loyalists (late 1700s – early 1800s). Using clothing as a gateway, we can learn about the day-to-day details of […]

BIFHSGO Offers One-Day Lecture Series – Tracing Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

  Mary-Lou Simac, Publicity, British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa is pleased to offer a one-day series of lectures – “Tracing your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors” – on Saturday, March 10th in Ottawa, with Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, of the Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Ottawa event, which runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, is the only Canadian stop on their fifteen-city North American tour. Location: The […]

Brant Branch Holds Family Day Open House

  On Monday February 19, 2018 Brant Branch will be holding a Family Day Open House at their Powerline Road facility (114-118 Powerline Road) in Brantford.  The Family Day Open House will run from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  We will be featuring a day of free research, with a few of our members ready to help people getting a start with their family research, and providing assistance on where to find things in our library. Our special guest will […]

Canadian Parliament Votes to Establish British Home Child Day

  On Wednesday, February 7th a group of dedicated descendants of British Home Children witnessed Canada’s Members of Parliament vote unanimously to pass the private member motion to declare September 28 of every year, British Home Child Day.   Photo courtesy Jennifer DeBruin More than 100,000 British home children, from infancy to 18 years of age, were sent to Canada from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales between 1869 and 1948 as home children. Most of these children were needed as farm labourers […]

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Ontario Church Photo Collection

  Ontario Church Photo Collection OGS began building a a free on-line photo collection of Ontario churches in December. To date, people like you have more photographs of more than 225 churches, including 110 in Middlesex County. Join OGS in building a photographic record of the churches of our families and ancestors to create a permanent record of the places which were so important in their lives, where christenings, marriages and funerals occurred. In a time of unprecedented challenges for organized religions, our Ontario built heritage is under […]