June 2021 Webinar

Bruce County Genealogical Society Invites you to a Webinar Making the Walls’ Talk: Adventures in House History On June 14th 2021 at 7pm EDT

 Houses and properties hold many stories about their owners and tenants. They are a forgotten resource history hunters fail to deeply explore. Bricks and mortar can often lead the way past many family history roadblocks.  Even for those not yet interested in family history, properties hold compelling tales of past events – be you owner, renter, business or new community member. 

Our Speaker, Jodi Jerome, MA Public History, is a professional writer, researcher and speaker with a curiosity and fascination with the connections between buildings and local history. With 3 books, hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, 6 years as a columnist of If These Walls Could Talk in the local Grey-Bruce and Huron-Perth Boomers magazines and multiple community history events, Jodi has various strategies and resources she’s found to make the walls talk. Join her as she shares her adventures (and sources).

If you are interested in joining us, please click on this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EmGq1LuESIC2atO6yRXmyQ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Jodi Jerome

May 2021 Webinar

The Bruce County Genealogical Society invites you to zoom into our next webinar SHARING FAMILY HISTORY … WITH YOUR OWN FAMILY On Monday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. EDT

For many of us, the real fun of genealogical research is discovering the stories of people and places with great connections to our own lives.  Diane Huber will present 16 easy ways that she shares what she finds with her own family, from the youngest to the oldest—by listening and learning she hopes that her family history stays present.

Diane took the Society’s spring course about 15 years ago and has been enthusiastic about sharing her research findings since then. She retired in 2003 from a career in university administration, came home to Southampton and began to find interesting things to do, including three terms as a Council member. She is grateful for reliable high speed internet access, having a decent printer/scanner on her desk, that her 86 year old Dad lives next door and that she knows great kids who get excited about old photos and love hearing stories about real people and places.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WAvE-P44TgaQiRAsCC30mg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Diane welcomes your contributions to this webinar. Please email dianehuber@bmts.com and tell her how you share your genealogy research with your own family.

April 2021 Webinar

Bruce County Genealogical Society invites you to join us on Monday April 12, 2021 at 7pm EDT

Our Speaker: John Kaminski will help us Research in Eastern Europe

You may know John from his years as a director of the Township of Bruce Historical Society or as editor of the history book about Glammis. However, after 37 years in Bruce Township, he moved to Kincardine and is now working on his own genealogy which is centered in eastern Europe. He is currently a webmaster for German Galician Descendants which deals with the province of Galicia in the former Austrian-Hungarian Empire. This is where his ancestors come from.

Topics will include 1. Who kept birth, marriage, death records 2. Where are the genealogical records now 3. Latin and German genealogical terms 4. Village names changes and border changes 5. Family Search – what is it 6. And much, much more.

Even if you don’t have ancestors in Eastern Europe, his talk will help you learn about how to use family search to research in different areas in the world.

Please if you want to register, click on this link : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rB26g4sCRlSnK7fUGKrGjw

January 2021 Meeting

Bruce County Genealogical Society

invites you to Join us

on Monday January 18th 2021 at 7pm Eastern Standard Time

It is a meeting for our members to brag about their finds during the pandemic. Could be a photograph, a long lost cousin, a brick wall discovery! Looking forward to seeing everyone

                         To Register:  Please email bcgswebinars@gmail.com

Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

September 2020 Meeting

Bruce County Genealogical Society Invites you to: Life on the farm


Your ancestor’s place in Ontario agriculture

              A Webinar

We often think of farming as a traditional occupation—something that hasn’t really changed much. But that is not and was never the case. Farmers had to react and adapt to changing conditions like climate, technology, economics, new markets and new competitors. Some farmers did more than adapt. They set out to be the most productive by innovating with new techniques and processes, products, and marketing. Farm journals and business records survive in many archives. Farmers may have had help and encouragement along the way from agricultural associations, community groups, government agencies, or private patrons. Digitization of many of the records of these pro-agriculture organizations has made them a viable source to help us understand the changes that were happening around our farming ancestors—and whether they were leading the way or following the pack.

To Register: Email lolly.fullerton@gmail.com or Click HERE

Date: Webinar on Monday, September 14, 2020

Time: 7pm Eastern Standard Time

Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara, Toronto, is the author of Inheritance in Ontario: Wills and other Records for Family Historians (OGS/Dundurn) and writes about genealogy at wherethestorytakesme.ca. A long time member of OGS, Jane lectures about research methodology, Ontario, and English family history to genealogical and historical groups throughout southern Ontario.

To Register: Email lolly.fullerton@gmail.com or Click HERE