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Webinars – Call for Presentations

  Call for Speakers: The Ontario Genealogical Society’s 2019 Webinar Series Kim Barnsdale, Webinar Coordinator, The Ontario Genealogical Society The Ontario Genealogical Society is currently accepting proposals for our monthly 2019 Webinar Series. We invite…

Family Tree Maker Ontario Tour

  Family Tree Maker – Live with Mark Olsen The Ontario Genealogical Society and its branches are pleased to present Family Tree Maker on Tour, an interactive presentation with Mark Olsen.  Mark will discuss of the…

Find It in a Library?

  Find It in a Library? John D. Reid, Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connection Most serious genealogists will have the catalogues of some libraries bookmarked. That will certainly include the local public library and likely local university…

New Family History Library Director

  New Family History Library Director FamilySearch.org FamilySearch International announced today that David Rencher, AG® , CG®, FIGRS, is the new director of the popular Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. He succeeds Diane Loosle,…

Whose Daughter is She?

A Martha Campbell was enumerated with Edward and Martha (Lennox) Campbell’s family in the 1861 Canada West and 1871 Canada Censuses for Bosanquet Township, Lambton County: 1861 Canada West Census for Bosanquet Township, Lambton County…

LAC Completes CEF Service Files Digitization

Congratulations and Thank You to Library and Archives Canada – Digitization of 620,000 First World War personnel files The Ontario Genealogical Society On Wednesday, August 8th, Library and Archives Canada announced the completion of a…

Age is a Relative Thing

In my previous blog, What Census Records Do or Don’t Tell Us, I noted the need to systematically follow a family through the censuses in order to try to come to an accurate record of…

What Census Records Do or Don’t Tell Us

The 1851 Canada West Census for Wellington County, Eramosa Township captured the family of my 2X great grandfather, Andrew Sims: Andrew Sims, farmer, born Ireland, Methodist Episcopalian, age 50 Elizabeth Sims, born Ireland, Methodist Episcopalian,…

Are You a Genealogical Researcher Role Model?

Reading a post on Facebook by a genealogy friend about one of her kittens who had jumped onto a shelf in a closet and ‘encountered several boxes of family history memorabilia” prompted this blog post.1…