07 May 2020

QFHS Free Events on Zoom

Visit www.qfhs.ca for more information on these events and others. To sign up to receive an invitation to the Zoom sessions send an email.

Friday, 8 May
Free and Virtual Story of the 1855 ROBERT CORRIGAN MURDER with Steve
Cameron  (Community Events)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Murder at the fair!! Ribbonmen in the hills, armed Orangemen on the roads, a body-snatching, a train derailment, a lost cemetery and soldiers searching for the hidden accused. This 1855 flare-up almost caused the downfall of the government at the time. It is a complex and fascinating story of early social tensions in the area.

Friday, 22 May
Free Virtual Guest Lecturers (Community Events)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Gary Schroder will speak on What's New in Irish Genealogy.

Sunday, 24 May
Free Virtual Lecture: A Journey with Elsie  (Lectures)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
“A Journey with Elsie”
Speaker: Helene Jasmin, Author
This is the story of a pioneer horticulturist who designed her English gardens (Reford Gardens) for 30 years She was an activist for the voice of women, cofounding the still active club WCCM (Women Canadian Club of Montreal). Elsie Meighen was born in Perth (ON) in 1872. When her family moved to Montreal’s Square Mile, her personal life changed. In October 1918, she inherited the estate of her uncle, George Stephen, in Grand-Metis, halfway between Quebec City and Gaspe.
This is a personal invitation to meet ELSIE, an icon in our Canadian heritage. The author will also provide links with PHOEBE Nobbs Hyde from Greenwood House in Hudson, an icon in our area. Two outstanding women.

Thursday, 11 June
Free Virtual Genealogy Question & Answer Session  (Community Events)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A group of researchers will be available to answer any genealogy-related question you might have.

Sunday, 28 June
Free Virtual Lecture: The 1833 SUITOR/LANE MURDER with Steve Cameron  (Community Events)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free land, a fight for turf and a shot in the early morning. The story has many surprises: no oral tradition, a public hanging, transportation to Van Diemen’s Land and a discovery of the ancestor!


What's New
One-to-one Virtual Genealogy Sessions
Cost is $25 per hour. Once your payment is received our researcher will contact you to set up a session. All fees go toward QFHS operating costs. qfhs@bellnet.ca

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