Meetings & other events for 2001-2002
Since January 1998 normal place of meeting is at the W.I.S.H. Centre
, Chatham-Kent.[map 1];[map 2]
9 March 2001 -- Douglas MacKenzie is from London, Ontario.
He is to be speaking on the Baldoon Settlement.
7 April 2001 -- Family History For Beginners [click here for details]
20 April 2001 -- Dan Walker, Delhi near Simcoe, plans to speak on
"How to Find Vital Statistics -- Birth, Deaths, Marriages pre 1869"
11 May 2001 -- Shirley Bain, Thamesville, Ontario is to speak on "History
of Thamesville with Highlights and Stories of The People".
8 June 2001 -- Lillian Steele, Croton, Ontario transcribed the writings from a
diary of a farmer who resided in the area during the late 1800's
and early 1900's. Lillian's presentation is to focus on those
14 Sept. 2001 -- Lloyd Mitton plans to speak about the Mitton family
and touch on the genetics of his family.
12 Oct. 2001 -- Fred Osmon, a local Chatham and area realtor, is to speak
on the Osmon Family from the time of their arrival in Chatham,
Ontario from England in the early 1900's to present day.
13 Oct. 2001 -- Region 1 OGS meeting at Wyoming.
9 Nov. 2001 -- Miss Mary Anne Beardall is a former teacher and daughter of the
late Judge Beardall. Mary Ann's family orginated in England
and she has done the family history.
14 Dec. 2001 -- Lisa & Jim Gilbert (ask about toys)***
The Gilberts are local historians and are
well known in the Chatham-Kent community.
Their presentation will be in costumes of
the 1800's and will be entiled. "John
and Martha McGregor Pay a Visit to The
Kent OGS". This is our annual Christmas
Dinner meeting to be held at Victoria Avenue
11 Jan. 2002 -- John Jordan
John is an agricultural journalist broadcasting
daily on CFCO. Recently John &
wife Barbara opened Jordan House; a B & B
of notable merit. Jordan House is located
on a farm tended by the Jordan family since 1838.
8 Feb. 2002 -- Bryan and Shannon Prince
In honour of Black History Month, Bryan and
Shannon will give a presentation entitled
"Kent County in The Civil War".
8 March 2002 -- Melba Simpson
Melba, one of our longtime members, will
speak on notable people from the
13 April 2002 -- Kent Country Branch OGS Presents a Day with
Fawne Stratford-Devai. All day session.
9:00 a.m. Registration 10:00 a.m. - 11:30
a.m. "The Hawke Papers".
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & opportunity
to browse Book Vendor's tables
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Understanding & using
local land registry office records, spanning
1796 to present day.
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. "Getting From Here to
There". The importance of maps, old and new,
as a valuable research tool.
Cost $20.00 Canadian $18.00 U.S. Lunch
included if preregistered.
10 May 2002 -- Marion Matt will give a presentation on the
Bothwell Oil Museum
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 19:58:20 -0400
Subject: MAY 10TH SPEAKER
Was very pleased to find out today
that Bob Fox from the Capital Theatre restoration group,
is available to speak to us. This is very good news as
Marion Matt, our scheduled speaker, cancelled a couple
of weeks ago. After several phone calls to the Capital,
we now have a speaker!!!
14 June 2002 -- speaker tentative.
Since January 1998 normal place of meeting is at the W.I.S.H. Centre , Chatham-Kent.[map 1];[map 2]