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Deportation of Margaret Ellen Reid: A Tangled Web of Government Documents

Margaret Ellen Colbert ranks second in file size in my genealogical papers only surpassed by the file that I have for her grandfather John Pratt Campbell [my great grandfather]. Margaret became a person of research… Keep reading

Webinars – Call for Presentations

  Call for Speakers: The Ontario Genealogical Society’s 2019 Webinar Series Kim Barnsdale, Webinar Coordinator, The Ontario Genealogical Society The Ontario Genealogical Society is currently accepting proposals for our monthly 2019 Webinar Series. We invite… Keep reading

Family Tree Maker Ontario Tour

  Family Tree Maker – Live with Mark Olsen The Ontario Genealogical Society and its branches are pleased to present Family Tree Maker on Tour, an interactive presentation with Mark Olsen.  Mark will discuss of the… Keep reading

Find It in a Library?

  Find It in a Library? John D. Reid, Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connection Most serious genealogists will have the catalogues of some libraries bookmarked. That will certainly include the local public library and likely local university… Keep reading