Uxbridge Genealogy Group Calendar of Meetings for 2017-2018

We meet on the 3rd  Thursday of each month (with the exception of December when we meet on the 2nd Thursday!) at the Uxbridge Library, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room. Please visit this page again for any updates on meetings.

Thursday September 21Members’ Night

Thursday October 19Ruth BlairIrish Immigration

Ruth is a noted Irish Family History Historian. She will focus on researching Irish immigrants from this side of the pond. She will talk about the most recent sources of research for the Irish on both sides of their borders.

Thursday November 16Elizabeth Boyd European War Memorials

Elizabeth has recently returned from a tour of war sites in France and Belgium. She will be sharing her experience and memories of that trip. A key part of her presentation will identify Canadian war memorials and cemeteries from both World Wars.

Thursday December 14UGG Christmas Social

Thursday January 18Christine WoodcockScottish Settlement on Canada

Christine will describe the Scottish settlement of selected areas in Canada from Prince Edward Island to the Red River Valley. The discussion will focus on the origins of the settlers, the reasons for their migration and why they chose their new home land.

Thursday February 15Serge Paquet- Canada Company Records

Serge is a Reference Archivist at the Archives of Ontario. The presentation will explore the history of the Canada Company and its relationship with settlers. It also provides information to assist researchers in understanding and locating Canada Company land records in the Archives of Ontario’s holdings.

Thursday March 8 – PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE TO 2ND THURSDAY- Members’ Night - Knocking Down Brick Walls.  This is our annual attempt to find ways to extend our family trees by at least one more generation. You are encouraged to being your problem situations and group leaders and other members will provide some research methods and resources to move you along in your research.

Thursday April 19Lynn PalermoWriting a Family History: Turning Research into Story

Lynn Palermo shows you how to pull from your research to craft an engaging and captivating story your family will want to read. For the overwhelmed family historian, Lynn shares tools on how to get organized and helps you identify a starting point for your writing. You’ll learn to find the key ingredients of a story in your research and how to structure it to read like a novel. Also, discover how to make writing a new part of your daily routine.

Thursday May 17 Jane MacNamara Search for Alban Leaf

“The Search for Alban Leaf” demonstrates the use of many English record types—in a period well before census and civil registration. The search for the subject of this case history, Alban Leaf (1681–1756), took Jane from manorial records and parish registers in Yorkshire, to an ancient church in London, to manors in rural Essex, to intriguing records of inheritance in all locations.

Thursday June 21 – Members’ Night

Our final meeting of the year will be one to celebrate the successes of the year and to clarify some of the new research resources and skills from the year’s programs. We have been fortunate again in having a number of very qualified guest speakers during the past 10 months each presenting new learning opportunities. This evening will be your chance to ask questions about those new opportunities. We will finish by preparing for the 2018- 2019 year by asking for ideas and / or speakers.