03 April 2011

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Ontario Genealogical Society Conference 2011 May 13-15 at the Hamilton Convention Centre *** Note: Early Bird prices have been extended to April 15. < http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2011/ >

Ancestry Free Access April 7-14 Don't miss out on this chance to search millions of Civil War era records, including the 1860 and 1870 U.S. censuses, free for one week. Save the date — and you just might find your own Civil War story.

Genealogy in Ireland
A program for adults Tuesday April 12 1:00 pm-2:30 pm Free Peter Kaye Room, Lower Level Central Library 350 West Georgia Street Learn about using key Irish family history records and new internet resources for your Irish research. Finding family in Ireland can be difficult but attention to church and civil records, census substitutes, estate and land records, and even DNA testing will help you overcome brick walls in your research. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please contact Vancouver Public Library at 604-331-3603

Buriels and Cremations in the UK from about the 1850's onwards. A New Website < https://www.deceasedonline.com/servlet/GSDOSearch >

The Society of Genealogists has posted handouts for the presentations and workshops from the recent big expo in London, England. It's a wonderful gift to all those who do British (primarily English) research. http://www.sog.org.uk/events/2011show-handouts.shtml You can view the slides that the presenters used, unfortunately without their commentary. Most are self-explanatory.

Check out the Webinars at the Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library internet site at < http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/JamboreeExtensionSeries2011.htm >

Genealogy "Summer Camp"
Toronto, 5-10 June 2011
Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society
Genealogy "Summer Camp" is a unique program for adults offered by the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society that brings out-of-town
family historians to Toronto for an intensive week of tutorials and hands-on research at the city's many archives and reference libraries. Some tutorials will emphasize Toronto sources, but most repositories have holdings from a much broader area, so researchers with ancestors anywhere in Ontario will benefit. We take full advantage of Toronto's great public transit system and we keep the group small to allow lots of help from our local experts.
The fee for 2011 is $220. This covers
approximately 7 hours of lectures and tutorials, 25 hours of hands-on instruction and all worksheets and handouts..
http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/summercamp.html
Applications should be postmarked by 1 May 2011.

Canada's Ulster Scots is on facebook < http://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadas-Ulster-Scots/194314523916808 >.

Irish Research - free website with Griffiths Valuations, some Cemetery, Marriage, and Quaker Records along with Hearth Money Rolls, Flax Growers Lists of 1796, Directories, etc. < http://www.failteromhat.com/ >