Category: January 2011

November 2017 – Researching/Deciphering Military Records

Len and Gabrielle Maynard are retired from military service and have a passion for history and genealogy. Len and Gabrielle provided a jam-packed presentation touching on the three lines of the military; Navy, Army and Air Force, common terminology, military

October 2017 – Family Connections

To help us recognize Canada’s 150 birthday, Ed Parr, a long-time Kent Branch member, shared the story of his STEEVES ancestral line which leads back to William Steeves, one of the “Fathers of Confederation.”   Ed was able to attend

September 2017 – British Home Child Month

The Kent Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society partnered with the Kent County Historical Society and the Chatham Kent Museum for British Home Child (BHC) month. Dianna Fulton of the British Home Child Special Interest Group dicussed the BHC movement,

June 2017 – Is there a Doctor in the House?

Anne Fisher has been compiling information about CK doctors for several years. To date she has gathered information for over 400 doctors. Anne discussed this project and shared some of her research with us. If you missed this great presentation,

May 2017 – Online Cemetery Resource

More and more family history resources are becoming available online. Ben Dawson gave a fantastic presentation discussing several online cemetery resources which have become valuable tools for genealogists. The presentation is available to watch on our YouTube Channel.

April 2017 – Kent Branch OGS Road Trip

We took our monthly presentation “on the road”! The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society hosted us at their facility for a tour of their resources and museum. This was a great opportunity to view their collection and hear about Black History