Category: Alan Campbell’s Blog

Not Quite Riding Off Into the Sunset

Not Quite Riding Off Into the Sunset Hold on, riding off into the sunset? Yes, this represents my last blog post for Ontario Ancestors. After much reflection, I have decided to end my role as…

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Museums, Libraries and Archives in Proximity to Hamilton, Ontario

As has been my practice for the last two Ontario Ancestors Conferences, I created this blog to let researchers from “away” know about archives,libraries and museums around Hamilton, Ontario, the site of the 2020 Ontario…

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Where Were My Parents? – The National Registration in Canada in 1940

  Although I attended Terry Schwan’s presentation “How I Broke Through a Brick Wall Using the National Registration of 1940” at the 2019 Ontario Ancestors Conference at London, Ontario, I did not at that time…

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A Stalwart Pioneer Woman- Martha Rachel (Bolton) Atkey

  This blog was written in celebration of International Women’s Day, a celebration that should encompass more than one day or a month. Although difficult to do at times, I like to build the stories…

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Taking In Another Genealogical Society’s Meeting

  About the time that you are reading this blog post our Delta flight out of Fort Myers, Florida, will be touching down at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Mild exercise and shuffleboard play replaced a hectic…

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No Valentines but Wedding Ceremony Notices Are Plentiful

  I had planned to write about the older Valentine cards that I had in my collection of memorabilia but I discovered that they were birthday cards instead. Since Valentine’s Day cards and events often…

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Achieving My Genealogical Goals in 2020- Research in English, American, and Australian Records

  As much as I try to return to talking about research in Ontario for the benefit of researchers with that interest, I am frequently foiled. What started out as research of a Petrolia, Ontario…

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The Tale of a Genealogist who departed from his 2019 Genealogical Goals

  Confession time! When I reviewed my genealogical goals for 2019 I discovered that I had to insert “not done” into my spreadsheet more often than I liked to see. However when I looked closely…

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Reflections Prior to Entering a Genealogical 2020

  How do you get the Christmas present that you want? You can provide a list of items but I have found that genealogical ones don’t light up interest in my wife and children. This…

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Alan’s Genealogy Lists

  December is the time of year when lists of the best of something are posted primarily to get you to buy items. My lists are for your information and I do not receive any…