Thursday, December 30, 2010

Picton Burial Site at Isaiah Tubbs Resort is Threatened, Prince Edward County

Just yesterday, the OGS cemetery committee received word of a Notice of Intent published in the December 16th edition of the Picton Gazette. The notice is regarding a burial site at Isaiah Tubbs Resort and Restaurant in Hallowell Township,  Prince Edward County.

According to the notice, the Registrar intends to declare the site an “Unapproved Cemetery” and invites representatives of the persons whose remains may still be interred in the former cemetery to contact the Registrar within two weeks after December 23, 2010 (ie by Jan 6, 2011)
 Time is short. Please share this information with anyone you know who may have connections with this burial ground.
If you fall into this category, please contact the Registrar by any of the following methods:
Michael D’Mello
Registrar, Cemeteries Act (Revised)
Cemeteries Regulation Unit
Ministry of Consumer Services
5775 Yonge Street, 15th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2E5

Tel: 416-326-8393     FAX 416-326-8406

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Bring 'n Brag Meeting

Bessie Gannon - Family Christmas Cards (1900 and pre)
Gail Cowan - Ulster Scots personal research experience
Joyce Lintner - Grandfather's escapades and model steam train
Tony Gilbert - Family Heirlooms - exquisite silk and beaded clothing, silver purses
Dan Delong - The Harris Farm findings - 99 Anstruther Lake Road
Anne Delong - History of Freemasonry in Canada book - 1899 & antique concertina
Bob Bell - 1948 Insurance Maps for Oshawa

Saturday, December 4, 2010

AVAILABLE FROM OGS - Latest Release of BMD Indexes from Archives of Ontario

 Latest release of indexes from the Archives of Ontario available from OGS. They are as follows:  
·  Indexes to Births and Stillbirths, 1913 (Archives of Ontario Series RG 80-4, MS 931, Reels 27)
·    Indexes to Marriages, 1928 (Archives of Ontario Series RG 80-7, MS 934, Reel 26)
·    Indexes to Deaths, 1938 (Archives of Ontario Series RG 80-10, MS 937, Reel 25-27) 
Price $32.00 per reel + applicable S&H and Taxes.  All orders must be PREPAID.
For more information regarding the Vital Statistics Reels, please visit our website at and the Archives of Ontario website at
If you require an invoice for prepayment, send your request to Catherine Morgan at

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Durham Region December OGS Meeting,Tuesday DEC.7th, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating Genealogy and the Holiday Season! 
Show & Tell / Bring & Brag
At this meeting together we celebrate the season and any genealogical breakthroughs, special stories, favourite websites, interesting documents or other artifacts, etc. 
Members, you are invited share with us what genealogy 'ah-ha's you have experienced.
Please bring festive snacks to share (optional).
The break will be extended to ensure opportunity to chat and taste.
To assist the Program team, you may let us know your topic and how much time you require - whether two minutes or ten.
Please email Judy Taylor ( or Joyce Lintner (
Meeting Location for Dec. 7- Kingsview United Church - 505 Adelaide Ave. East - SW corner of Adelaide and Wilson - Oshawa - Directions