Friday, April 23, 2021

May 4th Meeting: Tracing 20th-Century Ontarians with Janice Nickerson


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

Everyone is welcome! Please pre-register for this Zoom meeting at:

Friday, April 9, 2021

Elise Cole to Speak at Leeds & Grenville Branch's May meeting!

Canadian Copyright and Images 

Leeds & Grenville Branch May Presentation

Join us on Monday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm on Zoom for a Branch presentation on Canadian Copyright and Images.

Many family historians struggle to understand the “do’s and don’ts of copyright” as it applies to their genealogy – photos, digital images, hand-drawn charts!  In this session, Elise Cole will discuss what images are, and how Canadian Copyright applies to them. She’ll take us through how to determine if copyright exists, how to apply fair dealing when appropriate, and provide ideas of how to properly use others’ images in our own works.

Elise C. Cole, BAH, MLIS, is the Local Collections Librarian at Oakville Public Library and volunteers as Ontario Ancestors’ Copyright Consultant. She holds multiple certifications in Canadian Copyright law and is a passionate advocate for local and family history.

Everyone is welcome to attend, but registration is required.  To register, you can locate the meeting registration link on their website: 

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting.

This is a must if you are publishing your information - either paper or online! NT

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Special Joint Meeting with Uxbridge Genealogy Group!

 Introduction to Researching Your East European Ancestors

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 @ 7 p.m.

via Zoom

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

Ontario Ancestors' Yearly Conference's Registration is Open (June 4 - 6th)


Registration is open. Information on the Special Event Friday hosted by is now available. The Friday special event is an extra charge.