Category: Ontario Ancestors Blog

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…

Border Hopping Canadians- Finding Records in Canada and the United States Part 2

This post continues on from my previous post about border hopping Canadians. Some informative records were created when Gordon Frederick and Elizabeth Dosenburg Campbell crossed into the United States with the intent of becoming US…

Bruce & Grey Branch Fall Event

  Join the Bruce & Grey Branch of the Society on Saturday October 20th for our fall genealogy day. Join in the discussion about United Empire Loyalists, British Home Children and creating Family History books,…

Border Hopping Canadians- Finding Records in Canada and the United States

  One of my collateral line ancestors, Gordon Frederick Campbell, border hopped from Canada to the United States to live and then returned to Canada where he died. In the process he left behind many…

Alien Naturalization in Canada- Becoming a British or Canadian Citizen

Persons born within the British king or queen’s dominion and allegiance, born in a foreign land to a father who was a British subject or born on a British ship regardless of location automatically became…