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Electronic Genealogy Meets Family Structure Anomalies

Those of you who know me well understand that I am a family historian with one foot in the “paper”past and one foot in the “electronic” future. I build my family stories in Microsoft Word… Keep reading

A Genealogical Confession and a Genealogical Potpourri

Check All of an Index In my OGS Blog post of 27 October 2017, “Using the On-line Indexes of the Provincial Archives of Alberta,” I noted my successes and failures in terms of finding the… Keep reading

Remembering Our Fallen Soldiers and Our Veterans

With tomorrow being Remembrance Day, my thoughts turned to the military history of my family in composing this blog post. I remember hearing my father complain that he was too young to enlist in WW… Keep reading

Ontario Genealogical Society Acquires “ALivingPast.ca”

The Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that it has acquired the genealogical website http://alivingpast.ca/ by way of gift from the site’s founder and operator, Peter Bolton. ALivingPast.ca was established by Peter Bolton and… Keep reading