Upcoming Presentations

The Kent Branch hosts a variety of interesting family history presentations at our monthly meetings. We meet at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre at 463 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Ontario. Free parking is available in the St. Clair Plaza. Meetings are held on the second Friday of the months of March, April, May, June, September, October and November at 7:00 P.M. Our meetings are free and open to the public.  Many of our meetings are recorded and available to everyone on our YouTube Channel.

Kent Branch OGS 2019 Presentation Schedule

March 8, 2019 – MY ALLEYNE ANCESTORS – BARBADOS. PLANTATIONS. SLAVERY.

Merv Howes visited a plantation and mansion, home of his 6th great-grandfather from 1740-1745, in Barbados last year. His genealogical research led him on travels which uncovered details of the slave-driven sugarcane plantation and the views and beliefs of his 6th great-grandfather. Held at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre at 7:00 P.M. Parking is available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham. Open and free to the public or watch the recording via our YouTube Channel.

 April 12, 2019 – ASK A FAMILY HISTORIAN

Do you have questions about genealogy? Whether you are new to family history or an experienced researcher, please join us to discuss all things genealogy. Bring a question, bring a friend. Held at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre at 7:00 P.M. Parking is available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham. Open and free to the public or watch the recording via our YouTube Channel.

 May 10, 2019 – KNOCKING DOWN THE “BRICK WALL” WITH NEWSPAPERS AND FAMILY TIDBITS

Rick Thackery will share with us the tactics he used to track down several of his elusive family lines. Held at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre at 7:00 P.M. Parking is available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham. Open and free to the public or watch the recording via our YouTube Channel.

June 14, 2019 – CZECH IN KENT COUNTY

Allen Kominek and Frank Vajdik, from the Olde Czech Hall, will discuss the history of local Czech families and their unique stories of immigration. Held at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre at 7:00 P.M. Parking is available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham. Open and free to the public or watch the recording via our YouTube Channel.

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