02 September 2014

Ottawa Branch September Presentation


 
With the summer months over and the kids back in school, Ottawa Branch resumes it schedule of monthl presentations:


Resources at the Leeds & Grenville Archives
When: Sat, 13 September, 1pm – 3pm
Where: City of Ottawa Archives, Room 115
1:00-1:30: Networking - tea, coffee, juice, cookies 
1:30-3:00: Resources at the Leeds & Grenville Archives. Patti Mordasewicz will describe the vast resources available at the Leeds & Grenville Archives in Brockville. Patti is the Vice President of the Ontario Genealogical Society as well as the Chair of the Leeds & Grenville Branch of the OGS.

Everyone is welcome and there is no admission fee.

This meeting will be simulcast for members who can't join us in person. To join the meeting, go to: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/ottawaogs/ 
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Following the presentation, the Computer Special Interest Group will hold its September meeting.

29 August 2014

Amherst Island Heritage House Tour September 27, 2014

Amherst Island was settled during the Loyalist Period and has pretty much remained unchanged since, so quite unique to those interested in Loyalist history, besides, its an island.

The ferry leaves on the half hour and can be most efficiently reached as follows...
West on 401 to exit 593 west of Kingston (Wilton Road)
Then south to Highway 33 (Loyalist Parkway)
Then a right turn (West) to the ferry dock

The return ferry fair is $9.00.

Don Galna U.E.
Col. Edward Jessup Branch

19 August 2014

Beechwood Cemetery Tour Ottawa. Priest - Prophet - Professor – Physician. Loyalist descendants in Beechwood Cemetery.

Beechwood Cemetery Tour Ottawa
Priest - Prophet - Professor – Physician
Loyalist descendants in Beechwood Cemetery

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada the Sir Guy Carleton Branch will conduct a tour of Beechwood Cemetery featuring the lives of some Loyalists and their descendants who are buried there.

Sunday, 14 September 2014
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa
Meet in front of the Main Office

Light refreshments will be served after the tour.

All are welcome

To book your place on the tour please contact: carletonuel@hotmail.com

Beechwood Cemetery was established in 1873, and is recognized as one of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in Canada. It is the final resting place for over 75,000 Canadians, including our Canadian Forces Veterans, War Dead, RCMP members, Governors-General and Prime Ministers and our everyday Canadian heroes, our families and our loved ones. Beechwood is the home of the National Military Cemetery and the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery, and is a National Historic Site. In 2009, it was designated the National Cemetery of Canada by an Act of Parliament.

14 August 2014

Old Hay Bay Church Annual Pilgrimage Service



Sunday, Aug. 24 at 3 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Honorable  Peter Milliken, UE, BA, MA, LLB - - Honorary Patron of the Ontario Genealogical Society  < http://www.ogs.on.ca/patron.php > was the longest-serving Speaker in House of Commons history; President of Kingston branch, UEL Association

Refreshments afterwards. 

For information see http://oldhaybay.com/ or call: 613-373-2261

13 August 2014

War of 1812

13 Aug 2014


4 Aug 1814
 Americans repulsed at Battle of Mackinac
14 Aug 1814
 Schooner 'Nancy' destroyed
 Many British soldiers died in an explosion of a magazine at Ft. Erie
15 Aug 1814
 Drummonds night attack on Fort Erie fails.


WW1
 The Canadian Gov't ratifies the purchase of 2 submarines purchased by
  the BC Premier. The boats are commissioned CC1 and CC2.

06 August 2014

Colloquium on Ottawa Gothic, September 26-27, 2014


Mark your calendars for September 26-27, 2014, when Carleton’s History Department, with the assistance of the Dean of FASS, Heritage Ottawa, and the Pinhey’s Point Foundation, will co-sponsor a landmark colloquium on Ottawa’s domestic Gothic architecture, including tours, lectures, an exhibit, and a keynote address by Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin from University of Kent School of Architecture in the UK.


A dozen stone villas combined a revolutionary floor plan with fashionable Tudor style. Their distinctive and unusual ‘pinwheel’ plan originated in England with the father of the Gothic Revival, A.W.N. Pugin. The English architects who came to Ottawa in the 1850s to compete for the Parliamentary contract brought this form with them. The houses they designed for the leaders of local society, including the Pinhey, Hill, and Christie families, did much to vitalize the residential architecture of the dawning capital.

Lectures by:
Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin 
University of Kent School of Architecture 
David Jeanes 
Vice-President, Heritage Ottawa 
Ian Badgley 
Archaeologist, National Capital Commission

For further information:  www.carleton.ca/history or contact Bruce.Elliott@carleton.ca