Bruce County Genealogical Society’s October Webinar

Book Publishing: An Insider’s Story
Have you ever wondered what exactly a book publisher does? How they do it, or why? BCGS offers an opportunity to learn about some of the    activities, joys, and challenges of publishing from Anne Duke Judd,   founder of The Brucedale Press.

Anne brings a background in writing, research [including family stories], editing and bookselling. With its unique focus on Bruce, Grey, Huron—ancestral land of the Saugeen Anishinaabek, this local press releases books which are created and produced entirely in Ontario and appeal to all ages.
Now you know the what, how, why, and who,

the where and when: On line, via 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rMrmJmuWQ1aibjckD2Irlg

        Or Email newsletterbcgs@gmail.com  

 on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 7 pm EDT.

Our September Bruce County Genealogical Society Webinar

The Secrets of the Radar Museum

Maya Hirschman is the curator for the “Secrets of Radar Museum” in London, Ontario. This small museum was created to tell a story of the more than 6,000 Canadian World War II veterans who were recruited into a top-secret project involving radar. Drawn from every walk of life, and sent around the world, these veterans were held to an Oath of Secrecy that was not fully lifted until 1991. Maya will share some of these intriguing stories.

Date and Time: Sept 13 at 7pm EDT

Please register by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__FfG4k_LShiiZz9VIUNY8A                               or by emailing newsletterbcgs@gmail.com

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

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