The Germans in Bruce County

We are delighted to welcome back Pat Kelly. His presentation will cover conditions in Germany that led to mass emigration, early German emigration to Canada, the trek from Waterloo County to The Bruce, persecution of German Canadians during and after World War 1, and effects of that up to the present.

Monday, May 8th, 2023 at 7pm EDT Email BCGSWebinars@gmail.com if you want to Zoom or register by clicking here

Family History & Genealogy Workshop

April 11, 2023. BCGS Introduction to Family History & Genealogy Workshop. 7 p.m. Bruce County Museum. Free. All welcome. Registration: in-person, 519-797-2080 or brucemuseum.caby Zoom: BCGSwebinars@gmail.com. 

Apr. 18–May 30, 2023.  BCGS Family History & Genealogy Workshop. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Seven-week workshop at the Bruce County Museum. How to start your family history; where to find records; organizing your materials; DNA testing; how to find military and land records; preserving family records and photos; publishing your genealogy; organizing a family reunion. $75. Registration: 519-797-2080 or brucemuseum.ca.

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 https://www.brucemuseum.ca/

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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SqAWPbZLQ2-0W2gtm2MVZw
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.

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.

OR

Register on Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlcOqtrDsvG9Z-9CKLNcbBkkmebLlzQ9-Q

Zoom will confirm your registration.

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.