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Mary Kinder – her story from Ireland to Canada – Deb McAuslan

Leap Castle – Mary and her husband lived on the grounds as he was a groundskeeper – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_Castle

March 13, 2023| 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Virtual (via Zoom)

Deb McAuslan, the chair of Huron Branch, OGS will share Mary’s story from her birth in 1776 in Ireland to her death in 1878 in Ontario. She will provide a brief review of Irish history and share what resources she found helpful in finding
information. Mary is her 3rd great Aunt.
Please email BCGSwebinars@gmail.com to attend.
OR register by clicking this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vCMU1cZQQbiXOwEsj5fNUQ

OnLand from a GenealogyPerspective – Ken McKinlay


As a follow-up from last year’s “Finding Them on the Ground in
Ontario” presentation Ken will be continuing on this theme with
his talk “OnLand from a Genealogy Perspective”. Once we know
where our ancestors lived the next step is to see if we can find
the land records such as deeds and even wills. In this
presentation we will be taking a look at the Ontario Land Property
Records Portal, AKA OnLand, to help us research where our
ancestors lived. We look at the various historical books, try to find
a property in an urban area, and even walk through placing an order for an instrument.
Date and Time: Feb 13, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register by clicking on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/
WN_HPZhnAtjQmSpAxdAoLHf6A

Or email bcgswebinars@gmail.com and I’ll sign you up. As members of Bruce County Genealogical Society you can view Ken’s last year presentation on the Members Page under Webinars.

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:  BCGSwebinars@gmail.com.

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.