- Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 - Meet Rob Leverty & Alison Little of the Ontario Historical Society 7pm at the Schoolhouse
Yes, it’s true: Rob Leverty (Executive Director) and Alison Little (Program Manager) of the Ontario Historical Society are willing to drive from Willowdale through the evening rush hour to be our guest speakers on Tuesday, November 25, 7 p.m.
Rob and Alison are looking forward to meeting people from our area heritage organizations. The OHS is a non-profit corporation, publisher, and registered charity; a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving some aspect of Ontario's history. They are an umbrella organization which provides support, guidance, and advocacy to historical societies, heritage groups, and cultural institutions across the province.
During this informal session, Rob will speak on lessons learned from the history of built, cemetery, and natural heritage grassroots preservation in Ontario; his travels across the province and interactions with the heritage community as Executive Director of the OHS will provide a broad snapshot of heritage work being done in Ontario. Alison will speak about the Society’s upcoming OHS Reach project, which will provide online access to the entire back catalogue of OHS’ scholarly journal Ontario History, published since 1899, and other organizational growth plans.
- Wednesday, February 4th, 2014 - I Want to Research My Ontario Family History: Advanced Search
7:00-8:30pm at Oakville Public Library Central Branch
The third lecture in the series is more advanced and will cover such topics as: land registry records, crown land records, land petitions and township papers. Land records are extremely useful in helping piece together a family's history, their place of origin and might even uncover a will!
Age: 16Y+ Cost: $8/1 class
Central Branch Course Code: 200712
Registration opens on August 16.
This is the advanced session in our family history series presented by Ruth Blair, PLCGS, a Professional Genealogist based in Oakville.
- Thursday, February 12th, 2014 - Genealogy Resources
7:00-8:30pm at Oakville Public Library Iroquois Ridge Branch
Interested in researching your family roots? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to Ancestry Library Edition and other library resources that will help you get started.
Age: 16Y+ Cost: Free/1 class
Iroquois Ridge Branch Course Code: 200702
The Trafalgar Township Historical Society holds scanning days every other month during our open house and at our fall fair in September. The scanning project has so far recorded more than 1,000 family and historic photos from Trafalgar Township.
Naming your images: We use a particular file naming convention so before you begin your scanning work, please contact TTHS who will provide more information about assigning the correct names to each image.
Scanning your photos: In an effort to create archival quality versions of original images, it is necessary to use the following settings when scanning photographs on any scanner:
- 600 dpi resolution
- Photograph setting (as opposed to text, etc.)
- Full colour (While many photographs being scanned are in black and white, full colour allows us to be true to the original's colouring and nuances.
- Save image as a TIFF with no compression
Sending images to TTHS: Due to the size of these images, it is best to save them onto DVD-RW, but CD-RW are a consideration depending on the age and availability of the equipment with which you are working. They can then be mailed to TTHS c/o 97 Roxton Rd Oakville On L6H 6V3. Do not attempt to email these files, as their large size will cause significant difficulties with your computer and/or your e-mail provider.
The Schoolhouse is available for community rentals at $20/hour. Contact Gord Kaitting or Mario Testa (see the Contacts page) for more information