Category: Ontario Ancestors Blog

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…

Did You Use All of the Information in the Documents? – The Rest of the Story

As promised here is the rest of the story about Gordon Frederick’s second wife, Edith or Elizabeth (Ripley) Dosenberg. The marriage registration for Edith and John Dosenberger arrived in my mailbox a few hours after…

Did You Use All of the Information in the Documents?

One of my bad research habits is to quickly look at a record I have found for a vital statistic date, a geographical location or a familial connection. In the process I overlook information that…

Honouring Our Veterans by Telling Their Stories

On the eve of Remembrance Day, November 11th, remembering veterans by telling their stories is a significant way of honouring them. Now that the files of the World War I Canadian Expeditionary Force have been…