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Oakville’s Flower: The History of the HMCS Oakville

On November 5th, 1941, a Canadian World War II corvette was adopted and christened HMCS Oakville just off the shore of our town with great celebrations at Lakeside Park. The ship, its crew, and its exploits were the stuff of legend, and have become only faded stories of which few of us remember.

Join us to learn more about this incredible ship and its story through photographs and go more in-depth into the history and legacy of the HMCS Oakville with Sean Livingston, author of Oakville’s Flower.

Central Branch Auditorium
Thu/May 28   7:00pm-8:30pm
Age: 14+ Cost: $15/Ticket

Tickets go on sale at all branches on Saturday, April 18

I Want to Research My English & Welsh Ancestors – Two-Part Lecture Series

Do you want to research your ancestors from England and Wales but don’t know where to start? This two-part lecture series with professional genealogist Ruth Blair will introduce you to the records available to search and then move on to the other resources you will need to find your English and Welsh ancestors.

This is a useful series for beginner and intermediate researchers and will include discussions about what is and isn’t available online.

Age: 14Y+   Cost: $8/1 Class

Part 1 includes: Civil Registration, Census, Church Records, Tax Records, Probate Records, Estate Records, and Gazetteers & Maps.

Central Branch Auditorium
Wed/Jun 03  6:30pm-8:30pm
Register with IRIS Course Code: 206885

Part 2 includes: City Directories, Newspapers, Military, Family History Societies, Libraries & Archives, Useful Resources, and Welsh Resources.

Central Branch Auditorium
Wed/Jun 10 6:30pm-8:30pm
Register with IRIS Course Code: 206911


For more information on our genealogy programs, please email Elise C. Cole .

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