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Genealogy Club, BYOB “Bring Your Own Brick Wall”: July Meeting

Join us for the second monthly meeting of our BYOB Genealogy Club. We will hear from Judii Merle who has used her journey researching her Indigenous family history as her basis for two novels.  Learn about Ancestry Pro Tools, and bring your own questions and stories! Are you new to genealogy and feeling lost and frustrated? We will also be holding a workshop on how to start building your family tree!

The session will start at 10am and run until 12pm in the Museum & Archives Program Room. The workshop portion on building family trees will be led by Archives Volunteer, Jim Sova, and will start at 1pm in the Reading Room.

Time: 10am

Cost: FREE!

Demographics: Recommended for young adults and adults

Pre-registration is required for planning and contacting purposes.

About Judii Merle: 

Judii is an active Algonquin Grandmother, Mother of three and Grandmother to eight. For many years she sat at the table of the Katarokwi Indigenous Health Council, contributing to the health of her community.  She promotes Indigenous healing and reconciliation by sharing teachings with the Indigenous perspectives of unity and inclusivity in countless prisons, churches, schools, libraries, museums, universities, colleges and government organizations for over twenty years.

About Jim Sova:

Jim has been an active volunteer with the Archives since he retired 8 years ago. Though he has mainly spent his time scanning microfilmed newspapers and posting them on the internet, he has also been able to share his passion for genealogy through a couple of presentations and assisting researchers in the Reading Room.  His passion for genealogy was sparked by family stories about his ancestors growing up and his mother’s work in genealogy at a time when any work involved an envelope and a stamp.  The passion really came to life with the internet and online sources and now genealogy aided by DNA testing.

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario:

Museum hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm

*closed on holiday weekend Saturdays and Mondays

Archives hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 12pm* & 1 – 4pm

*closed from 12 –  1pm 

Macpherson House & Park hours

Tuesday – Thursday, 1 – 4pm in July & August

Holiday Hours 2024

June 29 – July 1: Closed (Canada Day Weekend)
July 4: Closed (only Macpherson House open)
July 5: Closed (Staff Professional Development)
August 3 – 5: Closed (Civic Holiday Weekend)
August 31 – September  2: Closed (Labour Day Weekend)

Museum and Archives daily rate

Adults (ages 13+): $3
Children (ages 12 and under): free

Museum & Archives location

97 Thomas St E, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9

Macpherson House & Park location

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5

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Labour Day Weekend Hours

Please note that the Museum & Archives will be closed from Saturday, September 2nd - Monday, September 4th for the Labour Day long weekend.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5th.
Have a great long weekend!