Scotland Discoveries

with Christine Woodcock

As a young child immersed in Scottish culture and tradition, Christine was aware of some “urban legends”. Although she had traveled to Scotland several times, it wasn’t until she traveled there as an adult that the richness of those stories were brought to life. Many, in fact, were not myths but reality. She will share these discoveries with us.

Date and Time: June 14 2023 at 7pm EDT

To Register: click on the link below –

or email

Bring and Brag | October 11 | 2pm

at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre

Bruce County Genealogical Society members are welcome to meet in person to discuss their exciting Covid genealogical finds! Come and brag about your recent discoveries whether it is a photograph, locating a long lost cousin, or a brick wall breakthrough!

For more information, email the Bruce County Genealogical Society:

Henry Cargill | September 12 | 7 pm

Pat Kelly returns to the museum to discuss the remarkable life of Henry Cargill. During this talk Pat will weave in stories of the Cargill lumber camps and the Greenock swamp that he heard as a boy. Pat Kelly is one of Bruce County Genealogical Society’s favourite and popular speakers.This will be held at the Museum in Southampton. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. You can
register by calling the Museum at 519-797-2080 or through the website at

Pleased to announce we are also showing it via Zoom. There may be a break halfway through for 15 minutes or so. 
To register for watching it via Zoom, please click on the link below:
Zoom will confirm your registration and remind you a week before the event and also an hour before. 

Hope you will join us either via Zoom or in person at the museum.

Finding Them on the Ground in Ontario

One of the challenges we face when trying to pinpoint where our rural Ontario ancestors lived is finding records with information such as the township, concession and lot. Knowing this information is the starting place for finding land instruments such as deeds and even wills. In this presentation Ken McKinlay will show us how to find that information using census records, directories, voters’ lists, and other publically available records.

Join us on Monday, April 11 2022 at 7PM EDT

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Coffee Chat about all things military 

For Bruce County Genealogical Society members only

Military coffee chats

Join Jan Briggs-McGowan and a few other members in an informal chat about all things military. Ask a question, share a military discovery, talk about your military ancestor. No agenda, so don’t be shy!

 Wed June 14 2023 at 10am Bruce County Time! Note Change of DATE

To register please click on the link below:

Or Email Jan and ask her to register you

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.