Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bessie Gannon 1920-2012

Bessie Gannon, a founder and longtime valued member of the branch, died on Friday, April 13, 2012, at 91.
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 on Tuesday - funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Oshawa Funeral Home.
We will post photos/video soon, on the main page of the branch website.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Bay of Quinte Branch UEL - Loyalist Roots Workshop

The Bay of Quinte Branch will be presenting a workshop to help people find their Loyalist Roots on SATURDAY APRIL 21st, 2012 at the Adolphustown Township Hall in Adolphustown, located on old Highway #33, the Loyalist Parkway. We invite anyone doing research on their Quinte area ancestors to come out for help with their Loyalist links, and to bring along any other individuals who may be interested to discover their Loyalist connections.

The program begins at 10:00AM and runs throughout the day until 3:00PM. People may feel free to come at any time throughout the day. Those in attendance will receive several handouts, including application forms and tips for Loyalist Lineage, a list of UEL names for the Bay of Quinte area, examples of acceptable proofs and where to find them, and a certificate of participation. There will also be tours of the UEL Museum, research library and the park including a visit to the UEL Cemetery and site of the original Loyalist Landing.

There will also be a series of short talks on researching your links during the morning by Linda Corupe, Peter and Angela Johnson, and Brian Tackaberry. We will also have them available later to give you one-on-one assistance with your family search. There will also be books for sale to help with your Loyalist research.

The cost for the day is $10 which will include the handouts, coffee/tea/water and certificate. You are asked to bring along a bag lunch for the day. If you wish to attend the workshop, please complete the registration form and send to Angela Johnson, or email myself or Angela