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Upcoming Wellington County Branch Meetings:

March 23, 2021 – Heraldry: Its History, Myths and Use in Canada with Jason BurgoinPhoto of a Coat of ArmsPhoto of Jason Burgoin

Captain Jason Charles Burgoin, CD, FSA Scot is a herald of arms by inclination and currently holds the office of National First Vice-President of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada and President of its Toronto Branch.  His thirst for research in the art and science of heraldry spans far beyond the borders of Canada, with special interest in European Heraldry as it relates to Great Britain and France.
The mission of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada and its Branches is to promote the Art and Science of Heraldry, particularly Canadian heraldry, and to encourage an interest in the subject among Canadians. Join us as Jason gives us insight into the evolution of Heraldry within Canada and Ontario and how it can be of use to you in your family history research.
Graphic - Ontario Ancestors Coat of Arms
Jason will also explain the history of the Ontario Ancestors Coat of Arms!

 

 

April 27, 2021 – The Family History Reno Project with Bob DawesPhoto of Bob Dawes

A genealogy Do-Over is hard work and requires re-visiting a lot of sources and re-entering your family data from scratch.  Is there a better way?  The Family History Reno project preserves your original work file and provides you with a methodical way to find errors and omissions and to make corrections.  This allows you t carry on with current research while cleaning up your tree.  Bob is a retired technology industry executive who go turned onto genealogy in the early nineties.  He enjoys combining technology and travel to research his family.  Bob and his wife, Barbara have travelled throughout North American and the United Kingdom in their pursuit of their ancestors.  Their most recent trip was to Scotland for thirty-five days when they filled in for the staff at the Buchan Family History Centre, in Peterhead, for a week.  Bob is past chair of Quinte Branch and has given presentations to many societies, branches and conferences.

A genealogy Do-Over is hard work and requires re-visiting a lot of sources and reentering your family data from scratch. Is there a better way?

The Family History Reno project preserves your original work file and provides you with
a methodical way to find errors and omissions and to make corrections. This allows you
to carry on with current research while cleaning up your tree.

 

May 25, 2021 – Family Research in Wellington County with Sharie AspdenCover of Family History Research in Wellington County book cover

The Wellington County Research guide, originally published in 2002, has been reviewed and updated to reflect current resources in Wellington County.  In collaboration with the Wellington County Museum, we are proud to present the 2020 publication.

 

June 22, 2021 – United Empire Loyalists: A Case Study of Daniel Rose with Stephen Bowley, U.E.

Daniel Rose, a United Empire Loyalist, is a case-study involving this Joseph Brant volunteer.  The focus will be on how to trace, the sources to use, and how to document United Empire Loyalists.

  • Registration information will be posted in the Spring 2021

 

September 28, 2021 – Vision for Ontario Ancestors — The Society and Branches with Heather McTavish Taylor

  • Registration information will be posted in the Summer 2021

 

October 26, 2021 – How Do I Know What I Don’t Know – Fast Tracking Your Genealogical Education with Thomas MacEntee

  • Registration information will be posted in the Summer 2021

 

November 23, 2021 – Mennonite Funeral and Burial Traditions:  Researching, Writing and Self-Publishing with Marion Roes

Marion Roes of Waterloo has been researching and writing about local history since the mid-1990’s.  In her illustrated presentation she will describe how the Mennonite traditions, originally intended as a chapter in “Death as Life’s Work”, came to be a separate book.  While writing and interviewing, Roes‘ view of cemeteries as places of tradition, ritual, stories and community broadened.  Self-publishing for her encompasses many experiences she can share in producing her two books:  Mennonite Funerals and Burial Traditions and Death as Life’s Work.

Note: The Wellington County Branch Annual General Meeting will also be held during the November meeting.

  • Registration information will be posted in the Summer 2021

 

Our meetings are open to everyone and we look forward to welcoming our members and friends.

 

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