My Roots, Your Roots, Our Ontario Roots:
Friday, June 4, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching on Tuesday, June 1st at 7:30pm
While you may think you’ve hit a brick wall with your research, have you tried using cluster and collateral search strategies to look for an opening? Researching non-direct relations as well as those friends and neighbours in your ancestors’ network can pay off in ways you might not imagine.
Learn why researching those in-laws, “shirt-tail cousins” and others who may not be a direct-line ancestor as well as “friends, neighbours and associates” can help you break down your genealogy research brick walls.
Durham Region Branch, Ontario Ancestors is pleased to host professional genealogist and presenter extraordinaire Thomas MacEntee. He specializes in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.
Please register at the link below:
Tuesday, June 1 at 7:30pm: Thomas MacEntee - Successful Collateral & Cluster Searching
Join us and bring a genealogy friend! All are welcome.
Friday, April 23, 2021
Title: Tracing 20th-Century Ontarians
Description: When tracing Ontario families we usually start with census records and civil registration. But these records are closed for most of the 20th century. So where do you start if your earliest known ancestor was born after 1921? Or maybe you've traced your ancestors, but now you want to find out what happened to their brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews? Don't despair, not all 20th Century records are closed. In fact, if you know where to look, you can learn a great deal about your recent ancestors and relatives. This lecture will walk you step-by-step through my research process, introducing you to the records and strategies you need to peek behind the "closed" curtains of 20th Century Ontario. Using these tips, you'll probably even learn something new about family members you thought you were done researching!
About Our Speaker: Professional genealogist Janice Nickerson loves a good challenge - whether it's identifying elusive ancestors, tracking disappearing descendants or telling richer family stories. Her specialties include early Ontario research, criminal justice records and fur trade history. Her website is UpperCanadaGenealogy.com
Everyone is welcome! Please pre-register for this Zoom meeting at:
Friday, April 9, 2021
Canadian Copyright and Images
Leeds & Grenville Branch May Presentation
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Introduction to Researching Your East European Ancestors
Thursday, April 15th, 2021 @ 7 p.m.
Hosted by: Uxbridge Genealogy Group & Durham Region Branch
At the date and time shown above, please join with this link.
There are 100 seats available on a first come, first served basis.
Monday, April 5, 2021
Registration is open. Information on the Special Event Friday hosted by Ancestry.ca is now available. The Friday special event is an extra charge.
Monday, March 29, 2021
"Portable Genealogy - You Can Take It With You..." is for genealogists who want to take their family history with them when they travel or visit research repositories. It looks at synchonizing your file between computers using programmes that support Android and iOS devices and third-party options to use with GEDCOM copies of your file. A two-page handout covers many utilities which can move files from desktops to handheld devices.
Bob Dawes is a retired tech industry executive and avid family historian. He enjoys combining technology and travel to research his family. Bob and his wife Barbara, also an avid genealogist, have traveled throughout North America and the UK in pursuit of their ancestors. Their most recent trip was to Scotland for 35 days where they filled in for the staff at the Buchan Family History Centre, in Peterhead, for a week. Bob is a long-time Quinte Branch council member having held many executive positions, including Chair. He has given presentations to many branches and conferences.
Everyone is welcome! Register now for Tues., April 6 at 7:30 p.m.