BRANT COUNTY BRANCH
The Ontario Genealogical Society
Programs 2019 – 2020
Unless indicated otherwise, all meetings will be held at the Brant County Branch OGS Resource Centre, 114-118 Powerline Road, Brantford.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:00 AM to Noon – World Conflicts and Natural Disasters and How They Make Our Research Miserable
Tarah Brookfield, Associate Professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University will describe the tumultuous events that many of our ancestors may have lived through as children and the impact these events had on their lives.
Professor Brookfield holds a PhD in history from York University and has taught at York, Trent and Brock Universities. Her interests include children’s experiences as orphans and adoptees in Canada.
Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM – The History of the Underground Railroad
Heather Rennalls, writer, researcher and historian will speak on this hugely important aspect of North American history which enabled Black Americans to escape the yoke of slavery and find shelter in Canada.
A resident of Oxford County for over 25 years, Heather has conducted research and written on Black history in Oxford County. She has developed an exhibit Almost Forgotten: Black History in Oxford County as a focus for her presentations since 2005. Her website is https://heathershistoricals.weebly.com/.
Program dates, times and speakers may change due to circumstances beyond the control of the Branch. Please check our website https://brant.ogs.on.ca/calendar for the most up-to-date information.