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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.

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

March 2021 Meeting – United Empire Loyalists

The Bruce County Genealogical Society’s next webinar is on March 8, 2021. 

Statue of the United Empire Loyalists, Hamilton, Ontario. Source: Wikimedia Commons

All Kinds of Loyalists on Monday March 8 (Zoom Webinar) at 7pm EST

During the American Revolutionary War, approximately 35% of the population of the Thirteen Colonies were loyal to King George III of Great Britain. Was your ancestor one of them? If your ancestor sided with the British, he/she was branded a Tory and faced expulsion from the newly formed United States of America at the conclusion of the war.

Join the Bruce County Genealogical Society as speaker Kathryn Lake Hogan, the past Dominion Genealogist of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada, shares tips and strategies for researching your Loyalist ancestor. To register please email the Bruce County Genealogical Society: BCGSwebinars@gmail.com