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Genealogical Reflection Prior to the 2019 Ontario Ancestors Conference

As the facilitator for the Ask a Genealogist program at the 2019 Ontario Ancestors Conference in London, Ontario, I have come to realize that my genealogical “black holes” pale in comparison to those of other…

Getting the Most Out of Attendance at the 2019 Ontario Ancestors Conference at London

Open admission. This blog post is a revised version of the post that I made prior to the 2018 OGS Conference in Guelph, Ontario. Most of the content did not need to be changed as…

Continued Advocacy – Supporting our Library Partners

This week, I was given the opportunity to attend a Press Conference arranged by Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s. She was looking to bring attention to the issues surrounding access through the inter-library loan…

Genealogical Research Fatigue or Not

Yesterday I found myself commenting on Twitter that I sometimes cheered when I found a couple did not have any children. I wondered via my tweet whether it was genealogical research fatigue that elicited my…

IOOF Insurance Applications

IOOF Insurance Applications Between 1875 and 1929, the Independent Order of Oddfellows operated a life insurance program. Approximately 60,000 individuals, almost exclusively men, from all across Canada applied. The program was eventually operated by Empire…

Your Information – My Account Page

The Society recognizes the importance of every Family Historian to be able to manage and know what their personal information is being used for. With this the Society continues to develop the “My Account” Page, where…

Dell Special Purchase Offer 2019

  DELL SPECIAL OFFER – Valid May 15 – August 2, 2019 See below. Email DELL at Emily_Basque@Dell.com and ask for an Ontario Genealogical Society discount coupon code!

IOOF Insurance Papers Database- An Ontario Ancestors [The Ontario Genealogical Society] Membership Benefit

This blog post is a follow up to the article about the IOOF Insurance Papers Database published in the eWeekly of 27 April 2019. I have accessed the IOOF papers twice to date but was…

Supporting our Library Partners

The Ontario Genealogical Society acts as the voice of Ontario genealogists on issues that could impact the ability of genealogists to find their families and preserve and share our common heritage. As such, when news…