Category: OGS Blog

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…

Whose Daughter is She?

A Martha Campbell was enumerated with Edward and Martha (Lennox) Campbell’s family in the 1861 Canada West and 1871 Canada Censuses for Bosanquet Township, Lambton County: 1861 Canada West Census for Bosanquet Township, Lambton County…

Age is a Relative Thing

In my previous blog, What Census Records Do or Don’t Tell Us, I noted the need to systematically follow a family through the censuses in order to try to come to an accurate record of…

What Census Records Do or Don’t Tell Us

The 1851 Canada West Census for Wellington County, Eramosa Township captured the family of my 2X great grandfather, Andrew Sims: Andrew Sims, farmer, born Ireland, Methodist Episcopalian, age 50 Elizabeth Sims, born Ireland, Methodist Episcopalian,…

Are You a Genealogical Researcher Role Model?

Reading a post on Facebook by a genealogy friend about one of her kittens who had jumped onto a shelf in a closet and ‘encountered several boxes of family history memorabilia” prompted this blog post.1…

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Conference 2019 – Call for Speakers

The Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) annual conference in 2019 will be held at the London Convention Center. The Board of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) are delighted to announce that the 2019 annual conference will…

Private Ralph Louis Ackerman- Finding Living Relatives

Winding down from my time on the Board of The Ontario Genealogical Society hasn’t meant relaxing and sipping drinks on the back deck. Research is now occupying my time more. A contact made with Lambton…

What New Genealogical Strategy or Resource Came Home With You From The 2018 OGS Conference?

#IamNextGen: The Next Generation of Genealogists

This guest post was written by Becky Zoglmann, a member of NextGen. The focus of The NextGen Genealogy Network is to foster the next generation’s interest in genealogy. We are a U.S based 501(c)(3) charitable…