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Tuesday, October 4
Writing Group (Q.F.H.S. members only)  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
QFHS Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Suite 102, Pointe-Claire
Leader: Tim Fain
Tim Fain has been conducting popular Creative Writing Workshops in Beaconsfield, Côte Saint-Luc, Saint Laurent, Pointe-Claire and Hudson Libraries since 1995.
 
From family histories to personal reflections, this workshop will take you through the steps needed to unleash your writing talent and help you organize your information. Workshops are more an interactive experience than a formal course.
 
FREE
Dates: The first Tuesday of each month
 


Tuesday, October 11
Brick Wall Group (Q.F.H.S. members only)  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
QFHS Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Suite 102, Pointe-Claire
Hit a brick wall in your research?  Various Q.F.H.S. members will be there to discuss your genealogical problems and offer advice to help you overcome your research brick walls.
 
Cost: FREE
Dates: The second Tuesday of each Month
 
 


Saturday, October 15
Keeping the Past for the Present and Future: Preservation Techniques for the Home Archivist  (Lectures)
10:30 am
Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield
Speaker: Kyla Ubbink, Ubbink Book & Paper Conservation
Stop the deterioration of your families historic documents, letters, photographs, albums, books, memorabilia and scrapbooks through the practice of archival preservation. Discuss simple and practical techniques that can be applied in a home setting. Learn how to avoid damage caused by pollutants, poor climate, light, pests, and mould through proper boxing, housing and storage. Demonstrations in cleaning books and paper, removing clips and staples, separating photographs from ‘sticky’ album pages. 
 
Free Public Lecture
 
 


Saturday, October 29
How Do I Find My Ancestors in Ireland  (Seminars)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
QFHS Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Suite 102, Pointe-Claire
Lecturer: Gary Schroder & others
The seminar will explore how to find and use the modern English and Welsh genealogical resources that are available online and in our library. Emphasis will also be on the newest information and databases that have been made available during the past year including the resources of the Library.
 
Fees:   $20.00 for members                   $25.00 for non-members
Reservations are Required:                514-695-1502 or www.qfhs.ca



Tuesday, November 1
Writing Group (Q.F.H.S. members only)  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
QFHS Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Suite 102, Pointe-Claire
Leader: Tim Fain
Tim Fain has been conducting popular Creative Writing Workshops in Beaconsfield, Côte Saint-Luc, Saint Laurent, Pointe-Claire and Hudson Libraries since 1995.
 
From family histories to personal reflections, this workshop will take you through the steps needed to unleash your writing talent and help you organize your information. Workshops are more an interactive experience than a formal course.
 
FREE
Dates: The first Tuesday of each month
 


Tuesday, November 8
Brick Wall Group (Q.F.H.S. members only)  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
QFHS Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Suite 102, Pointe-Claire
Hit a brick wall in your research?  Various Q.F.H.S. members will be there to discuss your genealogical problems and offer advice to help you overcome your research brick walls.
 
Cost: FREE
Dates: The second Tuesday of each Month
 
 


Saturday, November 12
Home Children  (Lectures)
10:30 am
Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield
Speaker: Deborah Robertson
Rev. John Chisholm, Immigration Chaplain at the Port of Montreal, was inspired to create the Montreal-based British Immigration and Colonization Association. Their primary vision, to encourage British settlement across the Dominion, resulted in over 5,500 British boys being brought over to work on farms. BICA’s records touch on innumerable tales of drama and adventure.
 
Free Public Lecture


Saturday, November 26
How Do I Find My Ancestors in England and Wales?   (Seminars)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
QFHS Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Suite 102, Pointe-Claire
 Lecturers: Gary Schroder & others
The seminar will explore how to find and use the modern English and Welsh genealogical resources that are available online and in our library. Emphasis will also be on the newest information and databases that have been made available during the past year.
 
Fees:   $20.00 for members                   $25.00 for non-members
Reservations are Required:                514-695-1502 or www.qfhs.ca



Tuesday, December 6
Writing Group (Q.F.H.S. members only)  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
QFHS Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Suite 102, Pointe-Claire
Leader: Tim Fain
Tim Fain has been conducting popular Creative Writing Workshops in Beaconsfield, Côte Saint-Luc, Saint Laurent, Pointe-Claire and Hudson Libraries since 1995.
 
From family histories to personal reflections, this workshop will take you through the steps needed to unleash your writing talent and help you organize your information. Workshops are more an interactive experience than a formal course.
 
FREE
Dates: The first Tuesday of each month
 


Saturday, December 10
Evolution of the Telephone  (Lectures)
10:30 am
Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield
Speaker: Ken Lyons
The talk will cover the invention of the phone, the early versions and how they were an early form of Facebook, their technology, the areas served by the Pointe-Claire central office, extracts of the first telephone directories and a live demonstration of 1940s switching equipment. Many photos and images will be projected
 
Free Public Lecture


Tuesday, December 13
Brick Wall Group (Q.F.H.S. members only)  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
QFHS Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Suite 102, Pointe-Claire
Hit a brick wall in your research?  Various Q.F.H.S. members will be there to discuss your genealogical problems and offer advice to help you overcome your research brick walls.
 
Cost: FREE
Dates: The second Tuesday of each Month
 
 


Saturday, December 17
How Do I Find My Ancestors in Quebec?   (Seminars)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
QFHS Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Suite 102, Pointe-Claire
Lecturers: Gary Schroder & others
The seminar will explore how to use the databases and other information online relating to Quebec Genealogy as well as focusing on the materials that are available in the Q.F.H.S. Library. How do I use all the genealogical resources that are part of the Drouin Genealogical Institute and that are on Ancestry ? Come to this seminar and find out.
 
Fees:   $20.00 for members                   $25.00 for non-members
Reservations are Required:                514-695-1502 or www.qfhs.ca