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A Stalwart Pioneer Woman- Martha Rachel (Bolton) Atkey

  This blog was written in celebration of International Women’s Day, a celebration that should encompass more than one day or a month. Although difficult to do at times, I like to build the stories…

Board of Director Candidates Wanted 2020-2022

  Seeking Talented Members of Ontario Ancestors  Are you a member of Ontario Ancestors? Are you looking for a challenge, an opportunity to work with great people, and a chance to be on the leading edge…

Taking In Another Genealogical Society’s Meeting

  About the time that you are reading this blog post our Delta flight out of Fort Myers, Florida, will be touching down at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Mild exercise and shuffleboard play replaced a hectic…

No Valentines but Wedding Ceremony Notices Are Plentiful

  I had planned to write about the older Valentine cards that I had in my collection of memorabilia but I discovered that they were birthday cards instead. Since Valentine’s Day cards and events often…

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 https://ocapg.org/. The OCAPG website has…

Shaver Family Cemetery

Other Known Names: Duff’s Corners Cemetery Street Address:        1156 Highway No. 2. Location: Lot 35, Concession 3, Ancaster Type of Cemetery: Family (Shaver) Responsible Agency: Private Status for Burials: Closed for burials Plot Plan: None…

Achieving My Genealogical Goals in 2020- Research in English, American, and Australian Records

  As much as I try to return to talking about research in Ontario for the benefit of researchers with that interest, I am frequently foiled. What started out as research of a Petrolia, Ontario…

The Importance of Genealogy – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Historian and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has explored the ancestry of dozens of people from diverse backgrounds on his PBS show Finding Your Roots. Gates believes family tapestries can offer a sense of…

The Tale of a Genealogist who departed from his 2019 Genealogical Goals

  Confession time! When I reviewed my genealogical goals for 2019 I discovered that I had to insert “not done” into my spreadsheet more often than I liked to see. However when I looked closely…