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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.


Thank You For A Great 2020/2021 Season!

The meetings scheduled for Fall 2021, will all be held via zoom with the hopes of returning to in-person meetings for the second half of the season if it is safe to do so.

 

2021/2022 Genealogy Club Schedule

 

September 15th, 2021 - Library and Archives of Canada

Join us in kicking of the 2021/2022 Genealogy Club season by welcoming Nicole Watier with the Library & Archives of Canada. Watier will discuss the various genealogical resources held at the Archives, and inform us on how to navigate their website to produce the best results for your family research.

*Please note that this month's meeting will be held over Zoom. If you would like to receive the link to the meeting, RSVP to  info@museumontowerhill.com


October 13th, 2021 - Simcoe County Archives

Learn about the different resources available at the Simcoe County Archives with archivist, Ellen Millar. Millar will discuss the holdings at the Archives, how to access them, what can be found online and more!

*Please note that this month's meeting will be held over Zoom. If you would like to receive the link to the meeting, RSVP to  info@museumontowerhill.com


November 10th, 2021 - Simcoe County Remebers

In honor of Remembrance Day, we will be bringing back Archivist, Ellen Millar, who will discuss the Simcoe County Remembers Project. Learn about why the database was started, what work went into creating it, how you can navigate the database comprising over 1000 First World War veterans, and all the ups and downs faced by the Archives when creating the project.

*Please note that this month's meeting will be held over Zoom. If you would like to receive the link to the meeting, RSVP to  info@museumontowerhill.com


December 8th, 2021 - Genealogical Miracles

Join us in welcoming Ken McKinlay for a presentation on "Genealogical Miracles." We will be taking a sometimes humorous look at some of the very interesting gaffs and errors that can be found in family trees such as "Resurrection", "The well preserved", and "Time travellers". At the same time we will cover how to prevent those pesky mistakes in our own trees.

Speaker Bio: Ken McKinlay's foray into his family tree research started with three simple family stories that he wanted to confirm or refute. He has now been researching his family tree for over 20 years and discoveries are still being made. He has given talks for several branches of the Ontario Ancestors, British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, and the Ottawa Public Library. Ken's talks generally focus on methodologies and providing the skills needed to help solve those brick wall problems. He has a genealogy related blog at Family Tree Knots (https://familytreeknots.blogspot.com/) where he shares the methodologies that he uses in his own research.

*Please note that this month's meeting will be held over Zoom. If you would like to receive the link to the meeting, RSVP to  info@museumontowerhill.com


February 9th, 2022- TBD


March 9th, 2022- TBD


April 13th, 2022- TBD


May 11th, 2022- TBD


June 8th, 2021 - TBD


 


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