Press Release

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Ontario Ancestors to become Digital Image Library Affiliate

We are pleased to announce that Ontario Ancestors has recently signed an agreement with FamilySearch International to become a book scanning partner. Under the agreement FamilySearch will provide a specialized book scanner and volunteers in exchange for access to Ontario Ancestors’ extensive library. Digitized documents will be publicly available on both websites. Digitization is scheduled to begin by the end of 2020, depending on pandemic restrictions. This agreement is a first for any genealogical society in Canada. President Steve Fulton […]

OCAPG Website Hosted by Ontario Ancestors

  The Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (OCAPG) is pleased to announce that it has accepted an offer of free hosting from Ontario Ancestors for its website The OCAPG website has been seamlessly transferred to the Ontario Ancestors’ hosting platform, in a move which will save OCAPG yearly hosting fees. The OCAPG is grateful to Ontario Ancestors for its support and looks forward to a long association with Ontario Ancestors. Ontario Ancestors’ President Steve Fulton commented […]

Cemetery Vandalism and Rehabilitation Fund

Cemetery Vandalism and Rehabilitation Fund Ontario Ancestors is dedicated to helping support community efforts to repair damage to cemeteries incurred by acts of vandalism and for rehabilitation projects within cemeteries that are considered to have historical or cultural significance. To assist in this effort, Ontario Ancestors has created the Cemetery Vandalism and Rehabilitation Fund. Charitable donations to Ontario Ancestors may be directed to the Cemetery Fund to assist in these efforts and to help us be more prepared when the […]

NGS & FGS Announce Intention to Merge

Today, August 21, 2019, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society (based in Virgina) announced their intention to merge the two organizations and to continue as the National Genealogical Society. Ontario Ancestors was a charter member of FGS in 1976, which was formed to provide support to genealogical and historical societies. Key objectives during the past four decades have been to: – promote the study of genealogy, – stimulate the activities of state and local organizations, – […]

Introducing “Ontario Ancestors”

The Ontario Genealogical Society is introducing the logo and “brand” of “Ontario Ancestors”. The new logo will be rolled out throughout the Society and its publications and on-line presence in the coming months. The goal of the branding is to better connect with the family history user community throughout Canada, the United States and the world. The name Ontario Ancestors provides a more immediately recognizable name to the family history community, while the logo itself incorporates our legal and historical […]

Vernon Directories Digitization Project

Wouldn’t it be great if you could track your Ontario ancestors between the 1901 and 1911 census? Or perhaps between 1891 and 1901, or 1911 and 1921? Wouldn’t it be great if you could see where they were living after 1921, the last available census for Ontario? Wouldn’t it be great if you could discover exactly where they lived, who their neighbours were, and what their occupations may have been? Perhaps you can! City directories were a popular publication for […]