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Bruce County Genealogical Society Invites you to: Life on the farm
Your ancestor’s place in Ontario agriculture
We often think of farming as a traditional occupation—something that hasn’t really changed much. But that is not and was never the case. Farmers had to react and adapt to changing conditions like climate, technology, economics, new markets and new competitors. Some farmers did more than adapt. They set out to be the most productive by innovating with new techniques and processes, products, and marketing. Farm journals and business records survive in many archives. Farmers may have had help and encouragement along the way from agricultural associations, community groups, government agencies, or private patrons. Digitization of many of the records of these pro-agriculture organizations has made them a viable source to help us understand the changes that were happening around our farming ancestors—and whether they were leading the way or following the pack.
Date: Webinar on Monday, September 14, 2020
Time: 7pm Eastern Standard Time
Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara, Toronto, is the author of Inheritance in Ontario: Wills and other Records for Family Historians (OGS/Dundurn) and writes about genealogy at wherethestorytakesme.ca. A long time member of OGS, Jane lectures about research methodology, Ontario, and English family history to genealogical and historical groups throughout southern Ontario.
Bruce County Genealogical Society Presents
A webinar with Amy Johnson Crow
Desperately Seeking Susan: Finding Females
Researching females can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Learn the key elements to a successful search and see a real-life example of how it all fits together.
Amy holds a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University, Ohio. She has held a Certified Genealogist® credential since 1995. Amy has worked at Ancestry.com, served as the series editor for the National Genealogical Society Guides, published by Rutledge Hill Press, and was the co-author of Online Roots in that series.
Date: October 12th