Category: OGS Blog

Preparing for a Day of Research at the Archives of Ontario

Preparing for a Day of Research at the Archives of Ontario On Thursday, April 5, I had the distinct pleasure of being part of Genealogy Day at the Archives of Ontario which was co-hosted by…

Deadline for Awards and Essays Extended for 2018!

The Awards Committee has extended the deadline for applications for OGS Awards and student Essay Competitions until Monday, April 9th.  There’s still time to apply!

Are Published Genealogical Queries Effective?

In the past month I have had two “printed” queries published. One was published in the Irish SIG newsletter, the other was printed in Families. Both of them received responses. Did I get exactly what…

Starting Your Genealogical Research

Starting Your Genealogical Research Where do I start? That could be the question that a new researcher might ask. Actually it is my question when I am asked to give a presentation to new researchers.…

Registration Now Open for Genealogy Day at the Archives

You can now register for Genealogy Day at the Archives, an event hosted jointly by The Ontario Genealogical Society and the Archives of Ontario on Thursday, April 5th.  The event will take place at the…

How Did the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918 Affect Your Ancestors?

I was not fully aware of the extent of the impact of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 until I read Tim Cook’s book, Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1917-1918, and learned that…

Using the ONLAND-Ontario Land Registry Access Website for Genealogical Research

Spending two weeks in the south in the warmth shouldn’t throw off one’s calendar but for me it did. In the “fun” of picking up where I left off after my time off, I committed…

Genealogy “Help Screens”

Recently when I started up my computer it stopped during the process at a black screen with a white cursor showing. Immediate panic! Clicking on the touch pad a few times (maybe many and maybe…

Planning for Genealogical Research and Recording in 2018

Wow! I am impressed with myself. During the hiatus between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, I took time to assess how well I did at accomplishing my genealogical goals and plans for 2017. Now…

Reflecting on a Year of Research and Writing in 2017

On the eve of the holiday season and with 2018 looming on the horizon, I reflected on the progress in my genealogical research and writing in past year. In order to keep interested family involved…