On October 17th we asked you about global genealogy societies and connections to Ontario Ancestors. We received 148 responses. Thank you!
Surprisingly, 34% of respondents do not belong to other genealogy societies. Of those that do, many belong to one or more other provincial or state organizations. BIFHSGO was often represented on the “other” list, as were various family history organizations in the U.K. and Ireland. A number of you belong to county-level organizations in both Canada and the U.S.
If you expressed an interest in a collaboration with other societies, the main focus of your interest was in the U.K., Ireland and Europe. Many also spoke of the desire for a national organization in Canada.
In a moment (or a week!) of genealogical serendipity, one respondent shared the following ‘great experience’: “When my wife and I were in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire last fall we were able to staff the Family History Society of Buchan’s office for a week while their manager had much needed surgery. Otherwise, they would have closed to the public. It was a thrill to be able to work with their volunteers and to help visitors who dropped in for genealogy help although we did get some strange looks when they heard our Canadian accents.” What a great way to get involved in the community!
This week we’re asking you about family memorabilia. The Survey will be open until midnight, Wednesday, October 28th. CLICK HERE to start the Survey.