Daily Archives: April 17, 2020

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Granny’s Genealogy Gardens

Blast from The Past – Granny’s Genealogy Gardens Anyone who has researched southwestern Ontario genealogy in years past will likely have seen Fay Bertrand’s website, Granny’s  Genealogy Gardens. After Fay’s death in 2005, her website was transferred to Rootsweb; however, as many will recall, Rootsweb has had issues in the last few years, and on occasion has been offline more than on.   Ontario Ancestors, as part of its mandate to preserve many of the private genealogy websites which developed in […]

Genealogy Vendors Need YOUR Support

Genealogy Vendors Need YOUR Support In these difficult times, with genealogy events, meetings and conferences cancelled throughout North America, the vendors who support all of us need our help now. Please consider your needs and wants for books, software, gadgets, supplies and gifts and SHOP ONLINE TODAY!   NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GENEALOGICAL STUDIES The National Institute for Genealogical Studies provides web-based courses for both family historians and professional genealogists! With dozens of courses available, you can improve your research skills […]

A HUGE Thank You to Our Volunteers!

A HUGE Thank You to Our Volunteers! Ontario Ancestors Board of Directors It’s National Volunteer Week April 19-25 – time to applaud this country’s volunteers!  The spirit of volunteerism never tires, and in our current circumstances more volunteers than ever are stepping forward to help not only their families and friends but also their communities! Whether its retired medical professionals returning to work to provide much needed relief, or restaurants and truck stops offering free coffee and services to those […]

eWeekly Survey

eWeekly Survey Last week we asked you about family heirlooms, furniture etc. which you may have inherited or otherwise acquired. We had 413 responses to our survey. Thank you. The top survey responses were: 344 have photo albums or similar collections 341 have jewellery, watches, etc. 335 have silverware, serving dishes, china etc. and 329 have family documents, legal papers, etc. We also received 157 written submission from people who designated “other” and told us about family bibles, needle point […]