Monday, February 27, 2017
What the world witnessed that Easter Monday morning – April 9, 1917 – was a near miracle of ingenuity, co-operation and courage among volunteers of the Canadian Corps. That day, 80,000 of them – fighting for the first time as a national army – swarmed up that strategic ridge in north-central France and in a matter of hours accomplished what no Allied army had, in nearly three years of blood-letting in Europe. They seized Vimy from an entrenched German army. Some say those young citizen soldiers also breathed life into a fledgling nation – Canada.
In a talk/visual presentation, based on his book Victory At Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9 – 12, 1917 Ted Barris reconstructs the blow-by-blow moments of that historic four-day operation, that some say changed the momentum of the war. It put Allied troops in control of the strategic Vimy heights for good. For the first time, it sent the most powerful army in Europe into full retreat. It also firmly established the four Canadian Infantry Divisions as the most effective fighting force on the Western Front. Archived on YouTube: https://youtu.be/T31S9Lfizuk
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
We have a DNA SIG meeting this Wednesday, Feb 15th at 7:30 pm.
The meeting will be held at our Branch Office. For a map, Click Here
Nancy will be discussing some items she got at the RootsTech conference.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
February OGS Webinar
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
In 1793, the Government of Upper Canada approved a law that ensure that any slave coming into its territory was automatically freed. Upper Canada became a haven for African Americans seeking freedom and political rights. This correspond to a difficult period researching genealogy. While this webinar will use examples from Black genealogy, many of the sources used are useful for anyone who has ancestors who lived in Upper Canada during the same time period.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Our next meeting of the DNA Special Interest Group will be held this coming Wednesday at 7:30 pm. We will convene at the Branch Office, which is in the NavCanada tower at the south end of the Oshawa Airport.
See the Map here
Parking is available and everyone is welcome!
Sunday, January 8, 2017
The truth has surfaced, thank to Amy Johnson Crow's post on her blog posted on January 4th.
Check it out here !
There's also some good pointers in the comments.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
The Durham Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society's DNA Special Interest Group meeting will be on Wednesday, December 21st at 7:30 p.m. It will be held in the Branch Office, found at the base of the NavCan tower, Stevenson Road, Oshawa (must come from Rossland Rd. There is no access from Taunton Rd). There is some construction occurring and part of our parking lot has been taken over, but there is still enough parking available.
Nancy will be live demonstrating how to take a file from FamilyTreeDNA and upload it to GEDmatch.
Hope to see you there. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend.