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FastTracks – Lunch time information sessions

We are not stopping during lunch! We welcome everyone to grab your lunch and join us to hear from a couple of our amazing sponsors and a handful of the incredible archives, museums and heritage organizations that submitted to our database of local listings! Saturday: MyHeritage Findmypast Bruce County Museum […]

Importance of, and techniques for, learning your family’s pre-contact history 

Presented by: Kae Elgie Summary: Learning about the people who lived on the land before your ancestors arrived will change your perspective on your family’s history.  Learn why and how.  Description:  Learning about the people who lived on the land before your ancestors arrived there will change your perspective on […]

Findmypast Workshop – Friday, September 8, 2023

Registration closes Thursday Sept 7th at 11:59pm. Presented by Jen Baldwin Times listed below are EDT and are approximate. There will be an hour break for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. 9:00 AM – British Bonanza! Exploring England’s Records from Home. What do you need to know about British […]

Spatial Genealogy of Early Armenian and Italian Industrial Workers in Brantford

Presented by Christina Han Summary  In this lecture, Christina will introduce the interactive spatial database of early immigrant communities in Brantford which I designed, a project funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The database, built on data gathered from census records and newspapers, is a useful […]

Early Black Settlements in Oxford County – Sponsored by the Oxford Branch

Presented by: Heather Rennalls Sponsored by: Summary: There were Black settlements throughout Oxford County during the 1800s, that were rich in history with many residents who made contributions in Oxford County and in Canada.  Description: Early Black Settlements in Oxford County – looking at the areas as well as discussing […]

The Wedge Between Truth and Lore – Sponsored by the Haldimand-Norfolk Branch

Presented by: Beth Adams Summary: While helping cousins uncover their Wedge Family history through DNA results, “stories” of connection to the Six Nations Reserve in Brantford were made and researched.  Description: While recently helping cousins discover their family history through DNA results many surprises were uncovered.  These included “stories” of […]

Early Japanese Families in Ontario – Sponsored by the Kawartha Branch

Presented by: Janice Nickerson Sponsored by: Summary: While most early Japanese immigrants to Canada settled on the west coast, a few made Ontario their homes. This lecture tells their stories. Description: Did you know there were over 18,000 Japanese people living in Canada by 1907? Most of them settled on […]