GÉNÉALOGIE TIMMINS GENEALOGY
Goal – The primary goal of “Généalogie Timmins Genealogy” aims to develop and maintain a genealogy research centre (in a non-lucrative way)
- to create an awareness and appreciation for genealogy in our area
- to support our members and all those interested, English, French, and others, to trace their ancestors and discover their history
- to promote sharing of resources and the knowledge of our members
- to promote a close collaboration with the Timmins Public Library
HISTORY: Following a request by Mr. Rodolphe Labelle in March 2003, the “SociétéFranco-Ontarienne d’Histoire et de Généalogie (SFOHG)” indicated an interest in helping to form a history and genealogy research centre in Timmins. It was suggested that such a venture would work best in partnership with the Timmins Public Library. After many communications and negotiations between Mr Rodolphe Labelle (on behalf of a local group of interested genealogy researchers), Ms. Claudette Millette (President of the SFOHG), and Ms. Judith Heinzen (Head of Public Services, Timmins Public Library) an agreement was reached. The 1st executive of the Timmins Regional Administrative Council of the SFOHG elected June 1st, 2004 comprised of: Rodolphe Labelle (President), Pauline Gauthier (Vice-President), Jeanne Proulx (Secretary), John Gauthier (Treasurer), Claude Poirier (counsellor), Lynn Aubertin (counsellor), and Odette Bisson (counsellor). Following the announcement of the construction of the new Timmins Public Library, Mr. Ross Clausi served as spokesperson for the group in successfully having a genealogy nook established in the construction plans. The Agreement between the Timmins Public Library and the SFOHG-Timmins was signed on the 15th of February 2006. SFOHG was very helpful in providing the group with genealogy research publications and other resources, but, unfortunately, the continued relationship with SFOHG, now RPFO, proved no longer viable. “Généalogie Timmins Genealogy” continues to have an excellent relationship with the Timmins Public Library in promoting and supporting genealogy research.
ROUND TABLE MUTUAL AID: Members of the group plan on meeting twice a month at the Timmins Public Library from fall to spring (1st Wednesday and 3rd Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. till ?). The purpose of these gatherings is to do genealogy research, but also to assist each other. Our purpose at these gatherings is to also assist any other members of the public in learning how to do genealogy research. The dates and times for these gatherings is included in the “Calendar of Events” below. There will also be specific topics of discussions related to genealogy spoken about at these same gatherings, and these discussions are open to anyone who wishes to participate. The topics for each session will also be listed in the “Calendar of Events”. These gathering will take place where the group’s book collection is stored ( as you enter the main entrance of the library, take a right at the reference desk, and go straight to the back of the room)
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
All Round Table Mutual Aid gatherings take place at the Timmins Public Library at 1PM.
2018 Meetings will resume again in September, dates will be posted shortly before then.
Past-Chairperson: Fernand Denis
Treasurer: Jean C. Guénette
Co-ordinator: Claude Poirier