2019-2020 Meeting Topics

posted 14 Jan 2020, 08:32 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society   [ updated 14 Jan 2020, 08:40 ]

Thursday, September 12, 2019 

FamilySearch.org - Linda Peterson of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will explain the current, free offerings on FamilySearch.org. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm for the AGM & coffee followed by the 7:30 pm presentation.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Speaker: Cheryl Levy PLCGS, British Home Children

The British Home Children were part of a child emigration scheme meant to assist with a growing social situation in Britain, and hopefully, give them an opportunity to carve out a better life for themselves. Beginning in 1869, over 100,000 children were sent from the UK to Canada and other Commonwealth countries. This year of 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the launch of this significant part of Canadian immigration.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 

Speaker: Gabe Blaschuk, PLCGS, 

will give us guidance about the protocols when Researching Religious Records.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 

Members’ Annual Potluck & Social

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Speaker Peter Sterling will talk about “Using Microsoft Word to write your own family history” and Wendy Bannon will describe how The Drouin Records can assist your family research.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 

Speaker Anne Burnham – Farming in Northumberland has played a significant role in the development and health of Northumberland since the 1790’s. Anne will speak about the “Family Farm” and its genealogical connections.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Speaker: Linda Corupe – Making Her Presence Known –  It is often “a man’s world” when it comes to researching ancestors in Upper Canada. This talk will guide the audience through the records left behind in archives and libraries that researchers can use today to enhance their knowledge of female ancestors.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Speaker: Danielle Manning, Archives of Ontario
This presentation will suit researchers who are unable to travel to Toronto to visit the Archives of Ontario in person. Learn how to use the Archives of Ontario's website and Microfilm InterLoan Program to access collections - particularly records that are helpful for genealogical research. The speaker will also explain which services are available from anywhere in Ontario and provide a guided tour of the Archives' website. 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Program not yet confirmed


Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Open House and Presentation at CPL

posted 27 Dec 2019, 14:09 by Lakeshore Genealogical Society

Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Open House and Presentation at Cobourg Library – a co-sponsored
event with Cobourg Library who will provide the Rotary Room. The open house portion would enable
the public to meet with LGS members to gain answers to questions about their research. Topics might
include: where to begin; help with brick walls; researching locally; what’s in the library, etc. It’s
anticipated there would be 5-6 manned tables.

Following this morning event, a topic that will suit experienced researchers as well as those new to
genealogy, Leanne Cooper presents The Wonders of WikiTree. She will give an overview of WikiTree
and its key features, and explore the ways the program supports finding and collaborating with distant
cousins and other genealogists. The presentation would also be open to the public (with pre-
registration). Below are links that will help you to assess the value of her talk.

Leanne Cooper lives in Ottawa and she is an active member of the British Isles Family History Society
of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO).

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
http://www.lakeshoregenealogicalsociety.ca

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.

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