Sunday, 2 November 2014

Annual Turkey Dinner Fundraiser




BRANT COUNTY BRANCH OF OGS

INVITES YOU TO OUR

ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER FUNDRAISER

TO BE HELD ON 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014

AT SMOKEY HOLLOW ESTATES COUNTRY CLUB

5:30PM SOCIAL TIME WITH 6:00PM DINNER


COST: $15.00 PER PERSON

tickets should be purchased by December 2, 2014

WW1 the 100th anniversary




    OPEN MEETING

    SUNDAY NOV 23,2014
    AT 2:00 PM
    VINCE BALL
    presents
    The 100th Anniversary of World War1


    Vince Ball is a graduate of the Master's journalism program at the University of Western Ontario and Glendon College, York University, Vincent Ball has been a reporter at The Expositor for the past 25 years.  Vince is working on a project detailing the contributions of Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations to the First World War.

    This is a free event, all welcome

    Sunday, 5 October 2014

    Genetic Genealogy-Fall Workshop

    Genetic genealogy

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Genetic genealogy is the application of genetics to traditional genealogy. Genetic genealogy involves the use of genealogical DNA testing to determine the level and type of the genetic relationship between individuals. This application of genetics became popular with family historians in the first decade of the 21st century, as tests became affordable. The tests have been promoted by amateur groups, such as surname study groups, or regional genealogical groups, as well as research projects such as the genographic project. As of 2013 hundreds of thousands of people had been tested. As this field has developed, the aims of practitioners broadened, with many seeking knowledge of their ancestry beyond the recent centuries for which traditional pedigrees can be constructed.
    Brant County Branch of OGS presents: 
     October 25, 2014 
    "Understanding DNA"
    presented by
    Dave Naylor
    9:30am to 4:00pm
    Cost of $30.00 includes lunch
    Space is limited , pre-register by October 21,2014


    Dave's photoFirst, I'll introduce myself.  My name is David Naylor.  I am retired from designing computer systems for the telecommunications industry.  Currently I'm spending lots of time doing those things for which I previously never had time (and still don't).  My interests are cactus and other succulent plants, genealogy, genealogical DNA, photography, astronomy, metaphysics and, of course, computers; and I teach some of these subjects at local Seniors' Centres.  I also give talks on these subjects to interested groups.  I'm one of the founding members of the Toronto Cactus & Succulent Club.  I'm also a Project Administrator for various genealogical DNA research projects and a member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy.
    Now I realize that doesn't tell you much about me, but what were you expecting...  a complete biography!?






    Monday, 4 August 2014

    A snippet of WW1

    Our Brant County Branch of OGS is interested in collecting snippets of information about WW1.  Many times when people are asked for stories they think I can't write an article or page or maybe even a paragraph but I just think that a snippet is possible.  Perhaps just the name and how you are related to that person.  Or do you have a brief memory to share?  We are gathering the information to include in our Fall newsletter.
    To perhaps spark ideas. My grandfather Thomas Walton was never able to go to bed after returning from the war.  He sat and slept in a big leather chair.  Just a small snippet from my childhood.

    Thursday, 3 July 2014

    Planning Ahead

    Brant County Branch,OGS

    To help you plan ahead for our Fall Activities



    September 28,2014
    Open House

    Sharon Murphy

    presents

    10 Top Tips on Researching



    October 25,2014
    Fall Workshop

    Dave Naylor

    presents

    Overview and Understanding of DNA

    $30.00 with lunch
    space will be limited


    November 23,2014

    presenter to be announced

    World War One



    Complete information will follow

    Moving Forward

    Brant County Branch of OGS invites you to view our newest advances in communication.  Our new updated website: www.ogs.on.ca/brant now includes PayPal for purchases including books,workshops and research activities.

    For those unfamiliar with PayPal the explanation from Wikipedia is:
    "PayPal is an international e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as cheques and money orders. It is subject to the US economic sanction list, and subject to other rules and interventions required by US laws or government."

    We also encourage you to visit and join our Facebook page at /Brant County Branch OGS.  We currently have 70 members signed up and welcome everyone else to join.  

    Monday, 2 June 2014

    BBQ and Strawberries Fund Raiser

    BBQ and Strawberries and friends, does it get any better!

    Everyone is invited to join us at the fund raiser for Brant County OGS.

    The annual BBQ and strawberry social will be held on

    Friday, June 27, 2014 

    5:00pm socialize

    5:30pm BBQ begins

    Cost is $15.00 per person


    To pay on line please visit our web page at 

    www.ogs.on.ca/brant