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

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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 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: 

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


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.

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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

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