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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.


2023/2024 Genealogy Club Season!

We have some great presenters lined up for this year, so be sure to join us for our 2023/2024 Genealogy Club season. Please find our Fall/Winter Schedule below!

 

2023 Fall/Winter Genealogy Club Schedule

 

September 13th, 2023 - Navigating Court Records at the Archives

Join us in kicking off the 2023/2024 Genealogy Club season by welcoming Roberto Lima and Astoria Felix from the Archives of Ontario. This presentation will guide you through a historical overview of the Ontario court system and their archival records. The goal is to provide a starting point for researching court records. At the end of the presentation, there will be a Q&A session.

Participants will:

• Learn how court records are arranged at the Archives of Ontario

• Understand the court system and how it relates to your genealogical research

• Recieve practical tips and resources for conducting research

*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 11th, 2023 - Census and the Community

Join us in welcoming Janice Nickerson from Upper Canada Genealogy, a research service dedicated to helping people learn about their early Onatrio ancestors. Her presentation will explore how to navigate census records and what they can tell us about a community.

*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 8th, 2023 - Eastern European Genealogy

Join us in welcoming, Eva Kujawa. This presentation will provide a brief historical overview of Eastern Europe and how it morphed through divisions, border changes, and wars into the countries that exist in today's world. Eva will cover the majority of Eastern European countries and will share the impacts of the various cultures that exist in these areas. Participants will be guided through the process of accessing various research resources, such as civil registration and church records, and learn how to plan, research, and address potential challenges and solutions for this type of genealogical research.

 

*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 13th, 2023 - Explore Your Roots: Starting your First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation Genealogy at LAC

This month, we are welcoming Nicole Watier from Library and Archives Canada. This presentation will explore the resources, related to Indigenous genealogy, that are available in Library and Archives Canada's vast collection and how to navigate them.

*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 14th, 2024 - Finding and Using Digital Collections for Genealogy

Join us for the very first presentation of this year with Gene Philibert-Ortega as she presents how the internet has made accessing a variety of online records easier than ever. In order to understand what is available online, researchers need to be aware of the variety of digital collection websites outside of the familiar genealogy websites and what they offer.

*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 13th, 2024 -  In Her Own Words - Lives of Women

*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


 

April 10th, 2024 - Using Newspapers in Genealogy

 

*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 8th, 2024 -  TBD

*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


June 12th, 2024 - TBD

*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

 

 


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