Sunday, May 14, 2017

DNA Interest Group Meeting on May 17th


The May meeting of our Special Interest Group on DNA will be held on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:30 p.m.

For a map to our meeting place at the Branch Office, click here. Remember to park against the right hand fence, due to construction in the parking lot.

We can answer your questions, and we will show a webinar about DNA for this meeting.

Everyone is welcome.


Monday, May 1, 2017

May Meeting - Lynde House Museum


Trina Astor-Stewart, Executive Director for Whitby Historical Society at Lynde House Museum in Whitby, talks about the importance of Lynde House from an historical viewpoint and the genealogical relationships of the Lynde family in this area as representational of some early settlers to Southern Ontario. One of the most loved homes in Durham Region, Lynde House has been moved twice in order to preserve it and its story for future generations. Thousands of people lined the streets for each of its moves, most recently in 2015 from Cullen Gardens. The stories surrounding Lynde House during the war of 1812 provide a romantic portrayal of the times and now that it is being operated as a museum housing thousands of artifacts, the tales this house can tell grow daily. Come and discover more and find out why this house and the lives of those who lived here make an impact on us even today.

Mini-talk: Deborah Wilbur - "The Princess Mary 1914 Christmas Gift" to WWI soldiers, with family artifacts.

We meet at the Oshawa Public Library, downstairs Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Our meetings are often streamed on YouTube starting at 7:30. Our channel for streaming ishttp://www.youtube.com/ channel/UCiHiKL0pfzXzG- G9YARS8Sg/live .

Library parking is free after 6 p.m. 
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Friday, April 14, 2017

DNA Special Interest Group Meeting on Wednesday April 19th


Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30 pm. will be our DNA Special Interest Group. It will be held at our Office, 1000 Stevenson Rd. N., Oshawa (at the base of the NavCan Tower)

See the map here.

All are welcome who share our interest in DNA for Genealogy.

Because of construction, parking is against the fence on the right hand side as you approach the tower.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Legacy Family Tree Webinars - Free this Weekend

From Linda Reid's Toronto Branch Electronic Bulletin:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Legacy Family Tree Webinars are all free this weekend (from Friday to Sunday).  There are 500 to choose from. Presenters include prominent genealogists such as Judy Russell, Blaine Bettinger and Lisa Louise Cooke. For those who want to learn about genetic genealogy, for example, there are lots of choices.
https://familytreewebinars.com/


From their Facebook page, comes the information that this Friday will be their 500th webinar! Congratulations, Legacy Family Tree Webinars!
What a wonderful opportunity to explore everything that they have to offer.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"What Am I?" - Meeting Tonight, Tuesday April 4th at 7:30 pm.

Paul Jones - "I am not a Jones, but what am I?"

Paul will tell the story of researching two generations of 'father unknowns' and his true surname. This involved 25 years of research, including family oral history (often proven wrong) along with some usual and not so usual documents. Finally, a puzzling Y-DNA test, and an autosomal DNA test yielded solutions.


Come and join us to hear Paul's story. Everybody is welcome. Our meeting is held in the basement Auditorium at the Oshawa Public Library, Bagot Street in Oshawa (across from City Hall). Library parking is free after 6 p.m.

Mini-talk: Methods for backing up records

Our meetings are often streamed on YouTube starting at 7:30. Our channel for streaming is http://www.youtube.com/ channel/UCiHiKL0pfzXzG- G9YARS8Sg/live 

“This program is not sponsored by the Oshawa Public Library and does not carry any responsibility for its content”

Monday, February 27, 2017

Victory at Vimy - March 7 - Ted Barris - 7:30 p.m. - Oshawa Library Main Branch

“Victory at Vimy” – Story of the birth of a nation
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

DNA Special Interest Group Meeting Wednesday

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.