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:
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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.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists

Our speaker for our February meeting will be James F. S. Thomson who will be discussing "Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists"

Maps are an essential tool in family research. James will discuss how to locate both print and digital maps that are relevant to your research and then how to select those most appropriate to your needs. Finally, he will discuss how to go about creating maps and selecting the best tools to use when preparing maps. James has spoken at OGS conferences and is always a well-informed, excellent speaker.

This meeting will only stream out the business portion. The links mentioned by James Thomson will be posted in our "Members Only website". Those in attendance will hear James' presentation and receive a handout.

Mini-talk: Anne Delong – Backing up your files: – strategies. 

Date: Feb. 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot St., Oshawa (across from City Hall), downstairs Auditorium
Parking is free after 6:00 p.m.

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