Volume 15 - Issue 07     23 February 2012
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BOOK - Authentic Letters From Upper Canada 1831-1833, Including an account of Canadian Field Sports [Ontario, Canada]
By T W Magrath; Etchings by Samuel Lover; Edited by Rev. Thomas Radcliff
Originally published by Wm. Curry, Jun. and Company, Dublin, 1833
This edition published by Global Heritage Press>, Milton, 2007, 2012

This book contains clear accounts of setting up a homestead in the woods, complete with lists of necessary supplies and expenses to be encountered by the new settler. Topics covered in the letters include descriptions of the hardships of crossing the Atlantic, the roughness of the settlement, and other experiences of settling in the "new country". Of interest to everyone who studies early Ontario settlement, are candid descriptions of Upper Canada (Ontario) as the settlers found it in 1831-1833, the people, and its institutions.
Now availalbe on CD too!
ISBN: 978-1-897466-04-1 (Hardcover)     More information

RESEARCH AID - Genealogy at a Glance: Revolutionary War Genealogy Research [United States]
By Craig R. Scott, CG
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2011
Tracing descent from a Revolutionary War ancestor is a lofty goal, and this "Genealogy at a Glance" publication will give a much-needed kick-start to your research, setting you on the correct course by guiding you through all the major record sources and online resources you’re likely to need in establishing Revolutionary War ancestry.
ISBN 9780806318868 (laminated)     More information

BOOKS - Delaware & Westminster Townships, Honouring Our Roots, Together In History - 2 Vol Set [Middlesex County, Ontario]
By The Delaware & Westminster Townships History Book Committee
Edited by Jennifer Grainger
Published by The Westminster Township Historical Society, Deleware Ontario, 2006
The Delaware & Westminster Townships History Book Committee members, and editor Jennifer Grainger, created this comprehensive local history of Deleware and Westminster Townships in Ontario, and genealogies/family sketches of local families. This is a handsome two volume hard bound heirloom set complete with a matching protective sleeve.
ISBN 0-9781538-0-4 (vol 1)   --   ISBN 0-9781538-1-2 (vol 2)     More information

BOOK - Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians [United Kingdom]
By Phil Tomaselli
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2011
More records than ever are available to researchers whose relatives served during the war. And this new book by Phil Tomaselli is the perfect guide to how to locate and understand these sources – and get the most out of them. He explains how, and from where, service records can be obtained, using real examples showing what they look like and how to interpret them. He also examines records of the military units relatives might have served in so their careers can be followed in graphic detail. The three armed services are covered, along with the merchant navy, the Home Guard, civilian services, prisoners of war, gallantry and campaign medals, casualties, women’s services and obscure wartime organizations.
ISBN 184884288-0 (softcover)     More information

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Write Your Life Story
By Shirley Gage Hodges
Write your life story. It truly is the most precious gift that you could ever give your family. I think that the most important mistake that we make as genealogists is.... Read on >>

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Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, 25 February 2012: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
    Course - Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON
    Topic: Sharing Networks for Genealogists
    This new half-day workshop will offer new ideas and approaches to help researchers share genealogical data on-line safely and effectively.
    Instructor: Marian Press
    Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

  • February 26, 2012 2:00 pm
    Meeting - Halton/Peel Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Oakville, ON
    Where: Oakville Public Library, (second floor auditorium) 20 Navy St., Oakville, ON
    Program: "Googling for Genealogy: How to Take Advantage of all Google Has to Offer"
    Speaker: Marian Press, Librarian at OISE, University of Toronto
    More Info: Michael Payne 905-877-7627, Jane Watt 905-828-8411 or WEBSITE:

  • Monday 27 February 2012: 7:30 p.m.
    Meeting - Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON
    Topic: One Note
    This talk will demonstrate the use of Microsoft OneNote, a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. Additional short presentation by Greg Marlatt: The Flight of William Lyon Mackenzie.
    Speaker: Jim Onyschuk
    Where: Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto

  • Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 - 1930h (7:30pm)
    Meeting - Ukrainian Genealogy Group, National Capital Region - Ottawa, ON
    Topic: Wojtowicz Family History by Frank Cedar. New Members and the Curious always welcome!
    Where: St John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall, 952 Green Valley Crescent, off Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, ON
    Details: Website; eMail; Phone (613) 731-1870 (evenings)

  • Tuesday, February 28th, 7:00pm
    Meeting - Wellington County Branch OGS - Guelph, ON
    Topic: Bring and Brag - Members and guests are encouraged to bring an object (photo, book, story, article of clohing, etc.) that has a story related to it that would be of interest to other members. If you wish to present, please contact Susan Edwards. Presentations limited to 5 minutes. Need to identify a photo? Bring it along. Perhaps someone in attendance can assist you.
    Where: Zehr's 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 1045 Paisley Road, Guelph, ON
    Details: website; Phone: 519-846-8095

  • Saturday March 3, 2012 1 - 4 pm
    Storing and Preserving Family Archives and Artifacts, Ottawa, ON
    Topic: Answers to these questions and more - How do I store my family documents? How do I save newspaper clippings? Why are my photographs going 'silvery'? What kind of albums and sleeves should I use? How do I get rid of that musty smell in my books? Help! I have mould, now what?
    Presented by Kyla Ubbink and sponsored by Ottawa Branch OGS
    Where: City of Ottawa Central Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa
    Details: Registration Form available at; For more information:

  • Saturday March 3, 2012 2 - 4 pm
    Meeting - Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Barrie, ON
    Topic: "Sherman Godfrey Bird and Amoi Chun: From Colonial Hong Kong to Pioneer Barrie"
    Presented by Naomi Ridout
    Where: LDS Church, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie
    Details: Linda Mitchell 705-435-3071 Website:

  • March 6, 2012, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
    San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, San Angelo, Texas
    Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 YMCA Drive
    Program: Ken Phipps will present "The History of the Bonnie Blue Flag". The public is invited and there is no charge.
    Details: Susan Ball, 325-942-5741, email, or website

  • Thursdays, 8-22 March 2012: 6:15-8:15 p.m.
    Course - Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON
    Topic: Creating a Family History Blog - for Genealogists
    This new 3-session course will be taught in a computer lab. It will provide all the information necessary to find and read blogs, but will concentrate on how to build one's own blog to share family research.
    Instructor: Marian Press
    Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

  • March 9, 2012 7 PM
    The Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Meeting, Chatham, ON
    Presents - B's HIVE - The 140-year-old building, home to the B's Hive in Thamesville, is thought to be one of the few original commercial buildings in Chatham-Kent. Bonnie Vanrabaeys, owner of the B's Hive, will share this building's rich history.
    Where: The WISH Centre, 177 King St. E., Chatham. Every one welcome.

  • March 10, 2012
    One day seminar on German Genealogy presented by Leslie Albrecht Huber, Port Charlotte, Florida
    Organizer: Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society, Inc.
    Topics: "300 Years of German Immigration," "Jumping Over Hurdles in German Research," "Getting the Most of our" and "Eight Ways to Cross the Ocean."

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