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.

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 

January 2021 Meeting

Bruce County Genealogical Society

invites you to Join us

on Monday January 18th 2021 at 7pm Eastern Standard Time

It is a meeting for our members to brag about their finds during the pandemic. Could be a photograph, a long lost cousin, a brick wall discovery! Looking forward to seeing everyone

                         To Register:  Please email bcgswebinars@gmail.com

Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

September 2020 Meeting

Bruce County Genealogical Society Invites you to: Life on the farm

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Your ancestor’s place in Ontario agriculture

              A Webinar

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.

To Register: Email lolly.fullerton@gmail.com or Click HERE

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.

To Register: Email lolly.fullerton@gmail.com or Click HERE