Sunday, December 27, 2020

"Researching Your Female Ancestors" with Linda Corupe, UE

 Durham's January Meeting will host "Researching Your Female Ancestors" 

Please join Durham Region Branch on Tues., January 5th at 7:30 pm as Linda Corupe, U.E. presents "Researching Your Female Ancestors".

    Trying to locate information on a female ancestor in early Upper Canadian records can be a daunting task for a genealogist, but there are many avenues to pursue that can help.  This presentation will highlight many of those pathways, and also discuss the resources made increasingly available as the fight for women's rights proceeded.

    Linda Corupe has been researching family history for over 40 years.  She started out with her own family, United Empire Loyalists from the Quinte area of Ontario, but as her interest and familiarity with genealogical resources grew, she began to self-publish resource books, including transcriptions of census or vital statistics, court registers, heir and devisee claims, and bastardy oaths.  Linda is a graduate of McMaster University, and a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society, the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada, and the Ontario Historical Society.  One of her favourite places to be is at the Archives of Ontario, where she has spent countless hours over several years, working for both herself and clients.  She says she learns something new on almost every visit, and is really looking forward to being able to safely return when it is once again open.

    This meeting will be on-line using the Zoom platform. Please register at the following link:

Friday, December 4, 2020

"Gathering Traditions" Videos for Holiday Celebrations


As mentioned in the Nov. 28th Ontario Ancestors eWeekly Update:

Don't forget to check out the new Gathering Traditions educational videos offered by Vivid-Pix! They offer practical suggestions for celebrating the holidays in this pandemic year!

They have 9 videos, ranging from 4 - 13 minutes long, for feeling connected when we can't be face to face.

Zoom in 1905!