Friday, June 10, 2011

Kawartha to Feature Cemetery Transcribing at June Meeting

Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, recognizing the need for this ongoing preservation is having a mini workshop on how to record a cemetery. Discussion will show how to lay out a map of the cemetery, family plots, and transcribing the stone information in the proper method for publication.

Ian Wilson, Lois Magahay, and June James will present .

Our monthly general meeting will be held Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM at de la Fosse Branch Library, 729 Park St. S. Peterborough.

We welcome all local historical and genealogy groups to attend as well as anyone interested in volunteering some time in this effort.

The transcription of cemeteries throughout our Province has preserved invaluable history for generations to come. Many organizations with their volunteers have worked countless hours to record and make available information found on cemetery stones. Years and weather erode transcribable information. Early transcriptions done by volunteers have preserved so much that now is lost to that possibility.

June Meeting - Tales and Images from Labrador

Alexandra Hartmann (CEO of the Uxbridge Library - wearing green) recounted her all-season visits to the interior of Labrador, elaborating with photos of various landscapes, the remote communities, and the mining operations that she and her husband encountered on their sometimes frightening road trips. She treated the audience to famous Eastern favourites by Purity Foods: Jam Jam Cookies, thick crackers, Rum and Butter/Mollasses Candy Kisses, and a chance to test the hardness of genuine Hard Bread (a.k.a. Hard Tack).

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Getting Started in Genealogy in Three Parts - ADVANCED NOTICE

 November 7, 14, 21, 2011.
Monday Afternoons
(1 to 3p.m.)
  In partnership with
Whitby Seniors at the Brooklin Community Centre
Getting Started in Genealogy
in Three Parts
I.    Who’s Your Grandpa?
Sources: at home; through family; pedigree; family data; research cycle; repositories; Internet; organizations; charts and more.
II.   Base Camp for Family History
Organizing ideas; other researchers; places to find family histories; military records; online histories; queries and message boards; search engines; genealogy database software and more.
III.  Vital Statistics: Births, Marriages, Deaths
This workshop focussed on BMD sources; search techniques; documenting.

Registration mid August through Whitby Seniors
See their brochure.