eWeekly Editor Patti Mordasewicz had a chance to sit down with Edith Wagner, Editor of Reunions magazine, and Rick Voight of Vivid-Pix to talk about the recent acquisition of Reunions by Vivid-Pix, and the benefits to family historians of this new merger.
Ontario Ancestors’ Grow Our Family membership campaign will return once again for the 2021 year. Any member of the Society renewing their membership can receive a 50% discount on their membership fees simply by bringing in a new member with them. And the new member gets the same great deal – Society membership for $31.50!! So put your thinking caps on and invite a friend, relative or colleague to join you in belonging to Canada’s largest family history organization. Our 2021 […]
We are pleased to announce that Ontario Ancestors has recently signed an agreement with FamilySearch International to become a book scanning partner. Under the agreement FamilySearch will provide a specialized book scanner and volunteers in exchange for access to Ontario Ancestors’ extensive library. Digitized documents will be publicly available on both websites. Digitization is scheduled to begin by the end of 2020, depending on pandemic restrictions. This agreement is a first for any genealogical society in Canada. President Steve Fulton […]
Ontario Ancestors – The Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that Elise C. Cole will be joining our team to ensure that the Society is informed and compliant with copyright law and copyright best practices. We have worked closely with Elise before, most recently in her role as Program Co-Chair for the 2020 Conference Advisory Committee. We are thrilled that she has decided to take on this challenging, but rewarding, role with our organization. Having someone with her experience […]
Many of you have heard by now that the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has decided to discontinue the land registration counter services at all Land Registry Offices (LROs) effective October 9, 2020. This means that would be the last day that LROs will be open to the public. When we read the announcement we immediately reached out to government representatives to engage them in discussions and to let them know of the impact such closures would have on genealogists […]
Vito Giovannetti, BBA, MBA, is a Tech Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Treasured Inc. (a Toronto-based provider of interactive virtual estates which help families showcase their history). His first exposure to Ontario Ancestors was as an exhibitor at our annual conference held in June in London. He is passionate about family history, and would like to engage a younger demographic in genealogy, particularly those currently in their twenties and thirties. He also feels that our Society could broaden its appeal to other cultures […]