Category: Ontario Ancestors Blog

IOOF Insurance Papers Database- An Ontario Ancestors [The Ontario Genealogical Society] Membership Benefit

This blog post is a follow up to the article about the IOOF Insurance Papers Database published in the eWeekly of 27 April 2019. I have accessed the IOOF papers twice to date but was…

Using Symbolism on Grave Markers in your Genealogical Research

Not content to remain at home after we had settled back into routine after our East Asian cruise, we acted upon a desire to revisit New Orleans. We had visited New Orleans in April of…

Archival Collections and Restarting Genealogical Research

Getting back into the research mode after being out of country for a month was a struggle. Where was I to start? Fortunately I had my genealogical goals for 2019 to hand and read them…

Researching in the 1926 Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta

There is no worse hell for a genealogist than being out of country with limited access to the Internet when a new indexed records collection goes public. I was cruising in the Far East at…

Reading the Background Information for Record Sets Can Reduce Frustration

As genealogists and family history researchers you are probably frustrated in your research on occasion if you have the experiences that I do. Sometimes we cause our own frustration because we do not read the…

Using a Timeline to Direct Your Family History Research

I have often mentioned in my blog posts and other articles that I use timelines for analysis of a family and to find hints of what records I should check next. The following timeline is…

Free Access to Canadiana.org of Value to Genealogists

Genealogists and family historians now have free access to Canadiana.org. There are three collections housed on the site: – Monographs -Serials: Periodicals, Annuals, and Newspapers -Government Publications All three collections can be searched at the…

The Rewards of Genealogical Research Networking Via Facebook

As much as I tried over the years, I have never reached the point in my family history research where I am so well organized that each research item is numbered and filed for easy…

Resetting Genealogy Research, Recording and Sharing Goals for 2019

I decided this year that I would be more precise in the language and scope that I used in developing my research goals. Having goals that are more precise make them more achievable. Genealogical Education…

Finding Religious Records for Your Ancestor

Researchers have enjoyed access to vital statistics records for the Province of Ontario via microfilm, the familysearch.org website and the Ancestry.ca website: Familysearch.org The 1869-1912 births, 1869-1927 marriages and 1869-1937 deaths are available on the…