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2019 Free Webinar Series Full Schedule

  The Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to release its full 2019 monthly webinar series schedule.  Our webinars are presented at 7 pm Eastern Time on the first Thursday of every month and are freely…

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…

Join our January Webinar with Thomas MacEntee

Our lead-off webinar presenter is no stranger to OGS webinar attendees and genealogists worldwide, always delivering an excellent presentation.  January’s webinar by renowned genealogist Thomas MacEntee is entitled “Turning Genealogy Clues into Genealogy To Do’s”. …

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…

Holiday Hours – Re-opening January 2

  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.…