Kent Branch (OGS)
On Saturday October 20, 2012 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will host the REGION 1 MEETING AND WORKSHOP, and they will have the War of 1812 as their theme.
They will present the following topics -
* The Women of the War of 1812 by Susan Spencer
* The British Army 1660 – 1815 by Eric Shaw
* War of 1812 – Walpole Island Perspective by James Jenkins
This is a full day workshop available to the public. $30.00 includes lunch and snacks. Held at St. Andrews Residence, 99 Park Street, Chatham, Ontario
For more information and to register, please go to http://ogs.on.ca/kent/?page_id=129
Brant County Branch (OGS)
On Saturday, October 27, 2012 a Fall Workshop will be held 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the library of the Brant County Branch Ontario Genealogical Library.
$25 with lunch if registered by October 24th, and $30 at the door +$5 for lunch.
The morning session will feature speaker Zig Misiak, and he will talk on the ” Six Nation in the War of 1812”, and John Sietsm in the afternoon will talk about “Using Computers in Your Research.”
The Brant County Branch Library is at 114-118 Powerline Road, on the grounds of Smokey Hollow Estates, going east from the Wayne Gretzky Parkway, just outside the North-East corner of Brantford.
British Home Child Day
And there are a number of events on the British Home Child Day to be held tomorrow Saturday September 29th.
There will be a British Home Child Day in Ontario Symposium/Information Session at the South Stormont Township Hall in Long Sault.
This will be a day full of exhibits, displays, speakers, and research information. It will cost $10.00, which includes refreshments and attendance at the event.
For more details, go to www.uppercanadavillage.com/index.cfm/en/activities/special-events/british-home-child-day-first-anniversary
If you can’t make it to the events, but still would like to know about British Home Children, I suggest that you go to the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa www.bifhsgo.ca to discover the work that is being done by Patricia Roberts-Pichette and other BIFHSGO members.
They have indexed Home Children names in the passenger lists of ships arriving in Canada, and the indexing of Middlemore Home Children arriving in Canada between 1873 and 1933. In addition, several groups of Home Children settled in Canada by some small agencies are also being indexed
And there is the British Home Child Day to be held on the Internet tomorrow. You are asked, if you are a descendant of a home child, to share your stories on the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services website at www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/britishhomechildday/index.aspx