Sunday, November 21, 2010

Help Make Bill 126 Law!

19 November 2010
      Bill 126 - An Act to Protect Ontario's Inactive Cemeteries was introduced at the Ontario Legislature on November 2, 2010. The Bill prohibits the relocation of inactive cemeteries despite anything to the contrary in another Act or regulation dealing with cemeteries.
      Since cemeteries are an important source of genealogical information, we need your help to get the Bill passed so we can preserve them. 
      Find out how you can help here: 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

ROOTS 2011- An International Conference on Family History Research

roots logo 2010hosted by the Quebec Family History Society

This event will be the largest English-language genealogical conference ever held in Quebec. There will be numerous well-known speakers discussing all aspects of family history research, computer demonstrations, and a book fair. All lectures and events are in English.
Date:        June  3rd, 4th, & 5th 2011
Place:       McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
For complete program details and registration form visit the QFHS website at:
Or e-mail:
You may also write to: 
ROOTS 2011,  Quebec Family History Society,
P.O. Box 1026, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada  H9S 4H9
or call:  514-428-0238

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SHOW and TELL at Durham Region OGS Branch December Meeting

Celebrating the Season with Show and Tell  Holiday Treats  The December 7th meeting features a members' 'Show and Tell' followed by time to celebrate the season and to share tasty treats and conversation. Members of the branch/audience have the opportunity to make 5-10 minute presentations of genealogical  relevant experiences. Examples could be a brick wall solved or a interesting/significant family artifact or a  valuable resource or a  valuable archive/repository or interesting, valuable web site(s) or valuable software tool or an unlikely document with genealogical value and so on.  There will be a computer with web access to demonstrate a favourite web site or useful tool. 
If you wish to present bring your story, items or documents with you.  We would appreciate advance notice if possible to either Joyce Lintner ( or Guy Lafontaine (  Also if it is a photo you will be showing, we can display it on the screen for all to see.  Please email Guy a digital copy before the meeting day.  Also attendees are asked to bring a plate of treats to share (finger foods/sweet or not).  Beverages provided. 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Grant Karcich - Carrying Place (L. Oshawa to L. Scugog to L. Simcoe)

During the Q&A after Grant's interesting presentation about the Carrying Place (trail) Oshawa(Lake Ontario) to Port Perry ( L.Scugog) and on to Beaverton (L. Simcoe) he explained that the amount of information on the topic was now becoming sufficient to consider a book.  An audience member suggested that, because some people in the audience had family recollections that could add to this history they could forward their related family stories to Grant.  Grant said he would appreciate it and gave permission for his email address be published.

If you have information please forward it to

Again thank you to Grant for enriching our audience.  We look forward to hearing him in the new year when he will speak to us about "Finding Your Italian Ancestors".