Researching Your Family History Series – Guelph

       

 Researching Your Family History Series – Guelph
Guelph Public Library – Main Library (100 Norfolk Street, Guelph)

Have you been wanting to learn more about your family history? Interested in starting to build your own family tree but don’t know where to start? Have you started to research your tree but hit a brick wall and aren’t sure how to break through it?

Join members of the Wellington County Branch, Ontario Ancestors as they partner with the Guelph Public Library’s Archivist to deliver a series of workshops to help you discover your family’s story. Register for one or for all the sessions at https://www.guelphpl.ca/en/services/events-and-programs.aspx. Registration will open approximately 6 weeks prior to each session.

 

March 23, 2024 — A Closer Look at Family History Records
2:00-4:00pm

In this session, the various types of records which can provide insight into our ancestor’s lives will be discussed. Documents such as civil registration and vital records, census data, parish and cemetery records, wills and probate, land and property records, maps and atlases, military records, immigration and naturalization records will be discussed. Reference will be made to records from Canada, Ireland and England.

Register for this session here: https://guelphpl.libnet.info/event/9620900

 

April 20, 2024 — Researching Your Scottish Ancestors
2:00-4:00pm

More details coming soon!

 

May 25, 2024 — An In-depth Look at House and Land Records
2:00-4:00pm

More details coming soon!

 

 

Past Session Handouts

Beginning in 2022, the Wellington County Branch, Ontario Ancestors has partnered with the Guelph Public Library to offer free workshops on researching your family history. Below is a list of past workshops. Clicking on each title will allow you to download the handout from that workshop.

An Introduction to Family History Research (September 17, 2022)

A Closer Look at Family History Records (October 29, 2022)

Finding Your Ancestor: Canadian Military Records and Sources (November 19, 2022)

Researching Family History through Newspapers (February 18, 2023)

Researching Your British Home Child Ancestor (March 18, 2023)

Geographical Resources for Researching Your Family History (April 15, 2023)