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Holiday Hours

  Please note that our dedicated staff and our volunteers will be taking a break during the holiday season. Our office will be closing on the afternoon of December 21, and re-opening on January 2nd. …

Gift Certificates Available Here!

  Are you looking for a gift for the family history enthusiast in your family? You might look at a book in our MarketPlace, but what if you don’t know what to get them? Why…

Do You Have Quaker Ancestors?

  Do You Have Quaker Ancestors? Quakers were among the very early settlers in Ontario, as well as other parts of Canada, settling as early as the 1700s. Immigration from the United States increased dramatically…

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…

Announcing Conference 2020

  Mark Your Calendars – Conference 2020 Conference 2020 will be held in Hamilton at the Hamilton Convention Centre, June 5 – 7, 2020. Mark your calendar now so you won’t miss this special event.…

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…

Choice Hotels – New Member Advantage

  NEW FOR 2019! Society members can save up to 15% on stays at any Choice Hotel, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Quality Inn, and more. Travelling for research? Visiting family for…

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…

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Want to keep up with the latest in Ontario family history? Looking for help? Want to share a success?  Have you looked at the Ontario Genealogical Society’s  Facebook groups lately? Our Facebook groups let you see what…

Genealogy Website Hosting Program

  Preserve Your Website Do you have your own genealogy website? Have you spent 20+ years gathering records and making them available on the web for others? Are you wanting to pull back, or retire…