2018-19 Meeting Topics

posted 8 Oct 2018, 12:23 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society   [ updated 6 May 2019, 14:26 ]

Mark your calendar for these interesting meetings:

October   Speaker: Allison Torrie Lapaire
Topic: The Canadian Flag

November    Professional Genealogist Gabe Blaschuk will answer your genealogical research questions.  Members may speak for 3 to 5 minutes about their inquiries.

December   Christmas Potluck

February    Speakers: Katie Kennedy and Abigail Miller of Northumberland County Archives
Topic: “For Love or Money - An Examination of Women’s Land Ownership in the 19th Century” (subtitle may be subject to change as thesis of presentation develops.)

March    Speaker: Bob Dawes -
Topic: DNA Explained: A look at the basics of DNA analysis for genealogy and how to get the most out of your test.

April   Speaker: Dave Clements 
Topic: The Nehemiah Smith Story

May   Speaker: Bob Dawes 
Topic: The Family History Reno Project (the easy do-over)If you've ever wanted to clean up your family history file, this is the easy way to approach it.

June  Speaker:  Peter Brotherhood  
Topic: St. Peter's Parish. The Influential Role Played by the Parish of St. Peter’s Church Cobourg  in the Development of Upper Canada.

Learn How to Start Researching your Family Tree - 24 Mar 2018 - Free

posted 6 Mar 2018, 08:08 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society

Free Workshop by the Lakeshore Genealogical Society
The workshop participants will discuss the reasons for research, learn where to look for family information first, 
be given ideas about how to track findings as well as  lists of local and regional resources that are available for free.  Lots of helpful hints will be provided and your family chart will be started on the day of the workshop.  Materials will be available free of charge.  
Cobourg Public Library
March 24, 2018 10 am - 1 pm
To register contact us online

Faith, Fish, Farm & Family - Oct 8, 2015

posted 14 Apr 2016, 12:11 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society

Oct 8: Guest Speaker from England on the Bible Christians from Devon to Northumberland & Durham

We are excited and honoured to host Dr. Janet Braund Few on her cross-Canada tour at our Oct 8 meeting where she will present Faith, Fish, Farm & Family - Immigration from North Devon 1830-1900

Port Hope-Cobourg became the cradle of the Bible Christian movement in Canada due to missionaries from Devon. Dr. Few is a "rockstar genealogist", historical interpreter ("Mistress Agnes") and author from Exeter, England whose PhD thesis studied communities in North Devon and their migratory patterns. 

Poster (PDF)

Pick up our new business card at Libraries & elsewhere

posted 21 Sep 2015, 12:44 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society

LGS business card

LGS at Port Hope History Fair May 3, 2015

posted 21 Sep 2015, 12:42 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society   [ updated 21 Sep 2015, 13:42 ]

Drop by the Port Hope Lions Club and meet some of our members; see examples of family history books, presentations and research resources; search regional cemetery database; start your family tree with our help.

Spotlight on Local History - Feb 28-Mar 1

posted 30 Jan 2015, 09:14 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society

Spotlight on Local History poster

Janice Millard, Trent University Archives, Cross-writing (2013-10-13 )

posted 30 Jan 2015, 08:35 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society   [ updated 30 Jan 2015, 09:10 ]

October 10, 2013 Meeting

Janice Millard
, Curator, Archives, Special Collections, and Rare Books and Gifts of Trent University Archives brought several artifacts from the Archives to illustrate her presentation. The photo above shows a sample of very dense cross-writing from the early 19th century when paper was very expensive. The writer would write across an already written page at 90 degrees - two pages in one and sometimes four, if she also wrote diagonally! Ms Millard described how the collection can aid in researching family history and genealogy, especially for Peterborough and adjacent counties. To explore what is in the Archives, visit the Trent University Library main site and click on the link "Archives & Special Collections".

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

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 Library Info > How to Get a Library Card, says: "Library borrowing privileges are also extended to members of the Cobourg Public Library."
  • Under the menu About > Library Membership, the CPL website says: "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."

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