Patti Mordaswicz, Editor, eWeekly Update During the pandemic many of our readers have talked about organizing their photos, cleaning them up, and sharing them. Our partner Vivid-Pix has a product that helps with all of these things, along with video tutorials to help us use this set of tools. This week I sat down for a virtual chat with Vivid-Pix co-founder Rick Voight to learn more about the software and how it can help me to get my boxes full […]
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 […]
Last week we asked you about about blogs – whether you read them, whether you write one (or more), and whose blogs you enjoy reading! We received 101 responses – thank you! Not many of our readers write a blog about their family history – nine have done so, and an additional nine are considering or plan to start. Of the nine current bloggers, eight told us their blog is open to everyone, with only two keeping their blog private […]
Last week our Survey asked for a Social Distancing Genealogy Update. We had 319 responses. Thank you! The results are very much in line with your responses from March 21st. Top Four Tasks March Response June Response Planning to work on family tree, entering data, cleaning up records and sources 92% 83% Planning to research on sites such as FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage and Findmypast 86% 81% Watching free webinars online 38% 46% Scanning photos 27% 28% We also asked […]
Other Known Names: Duff’s Corners Cemetery Street Address: 1156 Highway No. 2. Location: Lot 35, Concession 3, Ancaster Type of Cemetery: Family (Shaver) Responsible Agency: Private Status for Burials: Closed for burials Plot Plan: None Size: Small, 68 monuments Fencing: Stone surrounding raised area Monument Types: Flat, upright and column Monuments of: Marble and granite Date of Opening: 1830 History: Heritage Designation By-Law #93-68, Part IV The Ontario Heritage Act The Shaver family led by John Shaver, a United […]
Historian and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has explored the ancestry of dozens of people from diverse backgrounds on his PBS show Finding Your Roots. Gates believes family tapestries can offer a sense of stability in these unsettled times and joins Walter Isaacson to discuss the Importance of Genealogy.