A GENEALOGICAL JOURNEY – Ron LaPlante

June Webinar

It all started when Ron inherited a 20-gallon Tupperware container of snapshots from his parents. Luckily, some had names and dates written on them. Thus began his journey of researching and documenting two branches of his Paternal Family Tree – drawing him back to 1600.

Besides building the family tree, he also documented key findings in a 300-page family history book – distributing 85 copies of both to his immediate family. At present, he is writing a novel based on the exploits of his great (X7) grandmother…

Join in the dialogue with Ron as we discuss the ins and outs, ups and downs of Family Tree research.

Date: Monday, June 13 at 7:00 pm E.D.T.

Please visit www.brucecountygenealogicalsociety.ca to sign up for this Zoom presentation.

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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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqcO2hpzguG9b-ACYqMI5iwV7Fhdvsmdog

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

 

Bruce County Genealogical Society’s October Webinar

Book Publishing: An Insider’s Story
Have you ever wondered what exactly a book publisher does? How they do it, or why? BCGS offers an opportunity to learn about some of the    activities, joys, and challenges of publishing from Anne Duke Judd,   founder of The Brucedale Press.

Anne brings a background in writing, research [including family stories], editing and bookselling. With its unique focus on Bruce, Grey, Huron—ancestral land of the Saugeen Anishinaabek, this local press releases books which are created and produced entirely in Ontario and appeal to all ages.
Now you know the what, how, why, and who,

the where and when: On line, via 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rMrmJmuWQ1aibjckD2Irlg

        Or Email newsletterbcgs@gmail.com  

 on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 7 pm EDT.

Our September Bruce County Genealogical Society Webinar

The Secrets of the Radar Museum

Maya Hirschman is the curator for the “Secrets of Radar Museum” in London, Ontario. This small museum was created to tell a story of the more than 6,000 Canadian World War II veterans who were recruited into a top-secret project involving radar. Drawn from every walk of life, and sent around the world, these veterans were held to an Oath of Secrecy that was not fully lifted until 1991. Maya will share some of these intriguing stories.

Date and Time: Sept 13 at 7pm EDT

Please register by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__FfG4k_LShiiZz9VIUNY8A                               or by emailing newsletterbcgs@gmail.com

July 2021 Webinar

Bruce County Genealogical Society Invites YOU to a Webinar On Monday, July 12 at 7pm Eastern Daily Time

Our cemetery Walk and Talk will be virtual again this year.

We are fortunate to have Ron Schmuck speak to us about St Boniface Old Walled Cemetery. He was instrumental in fixing the headstones, straightening them etc. He’ll tell us about the Alsace Lorraine people who came to his area as well as to Bruce County.
I think you’ll find it very interesting and informative. He is full of ideas and suggestions. As well, he is related (which they only just found out) to Don Meyer one of our Directors.
Don Meyer and Anne Goeden, our German cemetery expert,  will help conclude our program.

If you’d like to join us, please register for the webinar by clicking this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dR2Q7JIdTx6M-aN4hLEcSA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.