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Check out our directory of genealogy and local history resources for Northumberland County under Research! There's lots to explore, discoveries to be made...

Fall 2020 Schedule

posted 11 Aug 2020, 13:16 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society

September 10    Rhoda Bellamy –

Exploring Archival Collections, a Research Case Study – Canon Maurice Sanderson

This presentation is designed to give an overview of just a few of the types of historical materials that can be found in archival collections.  Research that provided the foundation for a possible writing of this fascinating Aboriginal man's biography, in itself reveals an interesting tale of discovery.

Archival institutions are a fantastic resource for all researchers, including family historians who are interested in learning about their ancestors and the communities in which they lived.  These facilities are charged with safekeeping historical records, usually ones which pertain to the institution that houses the records.   In addition to specialising in certain subject matter, archives can be local, regional, national or global in scope.  There is also a great variety of records - not only paper documents, but photographs and other visual images, film, audio recordings, digital files, etc.  These are available in all kinds of formats, so researchers embarking on their research journey must broaden their scope and search with an open mind.  You never know what surprises await.

October 8     – Linda Corupe -– Making Her Presence Known – This talk will guide us through the records left behind in archives and libraries that researchers can use today to enhance their knowledge of female ancestors.


November 12    –Cheryl Levy - Transcriptions, Abstracts and Extractions –what researchers need to understand when transcribing early documents

1878 Northumberland in Google Earth

posted 24 Feb 2014, 19:25 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society   [ updated 24 Feb 2014, 19:26 ]

Township maps of Northumberland Co. from 1878 overlaid on Google Earth
Check out our new feature - we have overlaid the maps from the Illustrated historical atlas of the counties of Northumberland and Durham, Ont. Toronto : H. Belden & Co., 1878 onto Google Earth for a nifty way of exploring this area. See 1878 Northumberland in Google Earth.

Residents of Cobourg/Port Hope can borrow from both Public Libraries

posted 29 Oct 2013, 05:18 by Tom Holden   [ updated 20 Jan 2020, 14:48 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society ]

Did you know that residency in either municipality entitles you to borrowing privileges at both's Public Libraries? I didn't, or, if I was told when I joined CPL some 4 years ago, I have forgotten. Thanks, PHPL and CPL!
  • The PHPL website, under the menu At the Library > Get a Library Card, says: "Library borrowing privileges are also extended to members of the Cobourg Public Library."
  • Under the menu Our Library > Library Policies > 5.6 Membership Policy, the Cobourg website says (paraphrased): "Any permanent resident of Cobourg or Hamilton Township and any resident of the Municipality of Port Hope, is able to get a Library card at no cost."
(Updated 2020-01-20)

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