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Archives of Ontario releases the 2009 Ontario Vital Statistics

December 1, 2010
he Archives of Ontario released the 2009 Ontario Vital Statistics records on December 1, 2010. This release involves the following records:

  • Indexes to Births and Stillbirths, 1913 (Archives of Ontario Series RG 80-4, MS 931, Reels 26)
  • Indexes to Marriages, 1928 (Archives of Ontario Series RG 80-7, MS 934, Reel 26)
  • Indexes to Deaths, 1938 (Archives of Ontario Series RG 80-10, MS 937, Reel 25-27)
  • Registrations of Births and Stillbirths, 1913 (Archives of Ontario Series RG 80-2, MS 929, Reels 237-245)
  • Delayed Registrations of Births and Stillbirths, "50" Series, 1913 (Archives of Ontario Series RG 80-3-1, MS 930, Reels 73-74)
  • Delayed Registrations of Births and Stillbirths, "90" Series, 1913 (Archives of Ontario Series RG 80-3-2, MS 933, Reels 68)
  • Registrations of Marriages, 1928 (Archives of Ontario Series RG 80-5, MS 932, Reels 850-880)
  • Registrations of Deaths, 1938 (Archives of Ontario Series RG 80-8, MS 935, Reels 602-615)

The microfilm is available in the Archives Main Reading Room and through their Microfilm Interloan Service program. All of the current listings, including the newly released material, is listed on their website.

Ontario Genealogical Society’s 50th Anniversary

In 2011, the OGS will be 50 years old. The OGS Board has approved the following celebrations and projects to commemorate the occasion.

Conference 2011
To be held in Hamilton on May 13 to 15, this will be our birthday party. Details can be found on the OGS website and through our blog. Don Hinchley, Past President pastpresident@ogs.on.ca, is Conference Chair.
We will hold a genealogical cruise of the east coast of North America in September 2011. This is a continuation of our birthday party. For information on the ‘ports of call’ and the dates and costs please see the website. Mary Rossiter, Director of Region 10 director10@ogs.on.ca, and Cathy Blackburn, Director of Region 9 director09@ogs.on.ca, are leaders of this project.

Golden Anniversary Family Histories
For the 25th anniversary, OGS requested family histories and received 620 of them. We are seeking more family histories for our 50th, with a particular request for updates to the histories produced for the 25th. These family histories will join the 3 500 family histories now in our library and will go into our e-Library, ensuring that the histories are never lost and making them available worldwide. Paul McAlister, Director of Region 11 director11@ogs.on.ca, is leader of this project.

Top 50 in 50
We are asking the OGS Branches and Regions to name three or four OGS Members (current or past, including Family and Associate) who have made a significant contribution to Branch/Region/OGS, with a description of their accomplishments. From these proposals we will select the Top 50 as a way to honour those who have worked mostly in the Branches. Don Hinchley, pastpresident@ogs.on.ca is leader of this project.

TONI (The Ontario Name Index)
Indexes, particularly name indexes, are the most valuable thing a genealogical society can produce. We are going to create a single index of Ontario names, indicating where information about that person can be found. The index will go on the public part of the OGS website so that anyone can access it. TONI will show:
        First name
        Last name
        Record type (birth, marriage, death, obit, tombstone, newspaper article, etc, etc)
        Date of event, at least to the decade
        Location of event, at least the county
        Where the full information may be found

OGS currently has over two million names indexed online but not in one index. It will be straightforward to bring TONI to ten million entries and it has the potential to reach fifty million entries. Mike More, Director of Region 8 director08@ogs.on.ca, is leader of this project.

Bill 149 - An Act to Protect Ontario's Inactive Cemeteries, 2009

March 21, 2010
Bill 149 has been deleted by the Government of Ontario . Please contact your local M.P.P. or Mr. Brownell jbrownell.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org directly for further information.

If you are unsure of how to contact your local MPP you can look at MPP Addresses and Contact Information. If you need additional assistance, Find Your Electoral District.

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