Past Events – Archives – 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – December Seasonal Get Together – a small group gathered at Ricky’s Restaurant in Peterborough for a nice meal and good conversation.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – AGM (Annual General Meeting) – de la Fosse Library, Peterborough – 7:00 pm. At the close of business we welcomed our Guest Speaker: Patricia Evans, a local author who spoke to us regarding her recent adventure into writing and publishing her Memoirs. Tricia read excerpts from her book “And That’s The Way It Was – Tales of a Sawmiller’s Daughter” and answered questions regarding her experience in writing and producing her book.

Lang Pioneer Village Museum – Discovering the origins and traditions of Halloween with Historic All Hallow’s Eve took place at Lang Pioneer Village – Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th – 5:00 pm to 9 pm. For more information, please visit their website at .

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 – 2nd Annual Kawartha One-Day Conference was held at the Northminster United Church in Peterborough. The Conference theme this year was Military Settlers. Click Here to preview a Brief Outline and Time Table for this past event. We are looking forward to our 3rd Annual Kawartha One-Day Conference to be held in the fall of 2016. We will update the home page as we confirm details.

Smith Ennismore Historical Society invited all to join them on the 18th of September for a bus tour to Cobourg, Trenton Air Force Museum and the Best of Prince Edward County.

Lang Pioneer Village Museum – Historic Literary Walks of Lang: Words from the Wilderness took place – September 10, 11, 17, 19, 24 & 25th at Lang Pioneer Village. For more information, please visit their website at

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 – September Meeting was held – 7:00 pm at the de la Fosse Library. Guest Speaker – Dr Fraser Dunford. Topic: Ontario Land Records. Land Records in Ontario are complex, involving petitions, orders-in-council, location tickets, two Heir and Devisee Commissions, the Township Papers, patents, and extensive records once held by the Land Registry Offices. This talk was an introduction to all the resources.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 – Beginner Genealogy Seminar – hosted at the Millbrook Public Library .

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 – Beginner Genealogy Seminar – hosted at the Douro/Dummer Library.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 – Meeting was held  – 7:00 pm at the Peterborough Public Library in the Computer Lab – Lower Level. Guest Speaker – Dr Fraser Dunford. Topic: Ontario Municipal Records. Ontario’s Municipal history is complex. Finding municipal records is even more complex, yet they contain significant genealogical and historical information. This talk, by Dr Fraser Dunford, author of Municipal Records in Ontario, covered the history and growth of Ontario municipalities, the sorts of records municipalities kept, and where you may find these records.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 – Beginner Genealogy Seminar – hosted at the Bobcaygeon Library .

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 – Beginner Genealogy Seminar – hosted at the Lindsay Library.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 – Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society celebrated their 35th Anniversary. Check their website at Quinte Branch OGS.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 – Beginner Genealogy Seminar – Excellent session held at the Peterborough Public Library – .

May 29 to 31, 2015 – Barrie Ontario – Ontario Genealogical Society – Conference

Lang Pioneer Village Museum’s season opened Tuesday, May 19th – check their website for the Season Schedule at – .

4TH LINE THEATRE Summer Season has been announced – check their website for the Season Schedule at – .

Early in the year a Call for Papers went out for speakers to present at our 2nd Annual Kawartha Conference scheduled for October 3rd, 2015. The deadline for submissions closed on April 30th.

April is traditionally the month for our bus trip to the Ontario Archives. As per our February Newsletter, we requested anyone interested in going on the trip to please contact Alvina Seawright by March 1st, in order for us to review the numbers and decide if we would proceed with the trip this year. We did not receive a high enough response to warrant the arrangement of a bus, thus the trip did not take place in April.

There were no meetings in January, February or March. Our Library collection continues to be available by appointment during regular business hours of the de la Fosse Library.