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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Email: info@museumontowerhill.com
Phone: 705-746-5365
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Interested in your family history? Join the Museum's Genealogy club! If you’re new to genealogy, need guidance with research or are an avid genealogist looking to connect with fellow researchers, come learn about the resources available that will assist you in tracing your family history.

 Reasons you should join a Genealogy Club

1. You are no longer alone.

2. You’ll learn new research skills.

3. You’ll improve your skills in reading

4. You’ll learn from other members.

5. You’ll gain an appreciation of other local societies.

6. You’ll develop lifelong friendships.

7. You’ll discover new resources

Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM excluding January, July and August. They include a lecture with a Q&A period followed by time for networking. There will also be time to discuss what you hope to see at future club events. Membership to the genealogy club includes 9 meeting's throughout the year and presentations from guest lecturers.


2022/2023 Genealogy Club Season!

We have some great presenters lined up for this year, so be sure to join us for our 2022/2023 Genealogy Club season. Please find our Fall/Winter Schedule below!

 

2022 Fall/Winter Genealogy Club Schedule

 

September 14th, 2022 - Death Records By a Different Name

Join us in kicking of the 2022/2023 Genealogy Club season by welcoming Diane Richards who will be presenting Death Records By A Different Name. We’ll explore over 30 different places where we might find documentation of death. We are not talking obituaries, cemetery & probate records, death certificates, or the usual records. We are discussing discovering evidence of your ancestors’ death via ledgers (several kinds), burial societies, poor records, funeral homes, and much more. You will be surprised at some places where death might be documented.

*Please note that this month's meeting will be held over Zoom. If you are not a member and would like to receive the link to the meeting, RSVP to info@museumontowerhill.com


October 12th, 2022 - Immigration: Port of Entry

Genealogist, Christine Cohen, will discuss Immigration records in the United States. About 47 million people immigrated to the US between 1607 and 1990 and about 70% entered through the Port of New York. However, you need to consider a broader search in all ports, such as Boston, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Providence. Also, an entry through Canada and Mexico, should be researched. We will review the websites and resources to locate clues to these entry ports such as State Censuses, Voter Registrations, WWI Draft registrations, and Passport Applications.

*Please note that this month's meeting will be held over Zoom. If you are not a member and would like to receive the link to the meeting, RSVP to info@museumontowerhill.com


November 9th, 2022 - Genetic Genealogy: DNA Testing, Tools & Tips

Join us in welcoming Genealogist Ben Dawson who will discuss Genetic Genealogy, including some basic testing information, differences in type of tests available, and tools available both with the testing companies as well as 3rd party websites.

*Please note that this month's meeting will be held over Zoom. If you are not a member and would like to receive the link to the meeting, RSVP to info@museumontowerhill.com


December 14th, 2022 - Creating a Family History Book That Your Family Will Actually READ

Presentation by Genealogist, Janet Hall Werner.

*Please note that this month's meeting will be held over Zoom. If you are not a member and would like to receive the link to the meeting, RSVP to info@museumontowerhill.com


 February 8th, 2023 - Adoption Records in Canada

Presentation by Genealogist, Kaye Prince-Hollenberg.

*Please note that this month's meeting will be held over Zoom. If you are not a member and would like to receive the link to the meeting, RSVP to info@museumontowerhill.com


March 8th, 2023 - TBD


April 12th, 2023 - Overview of Genealogy Resources for England

This presentation by Genealogist, David Flint, explores the three main resources that you are likely to use for genealogy research in England: Census records, Civil Registration records and Church parish records. Each of these record types covers a different time period ranging from 1538 to the present, and each can provide key information about your ancestors in England. The program will compare the different types of records with illustrations of the content, historical context, and some websites to access them online. A printed handout with selected bibliography will be provided.

*Please note that this month's meeting will be held over Zoom. If you are not a member and would like to receive the link to the meeting, RSVP to info@museumontowerhill.com


May 10th, 2023 - TBD


June 14th, 2023 - TBD

 

 

 


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