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Durham Branch “Day of Learning”

Durham Branch “Day of Learning” Nick Post presents “The Ins and Outs of FamilySearch and What’s New!” Nancy Trimble, Durham Region Branch Chair Durham Region Branch’s Day of Learning will be held on Saturday, June…

OGS – New England Historic Genealogical Society Announcement

    New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Ontario Genealogical Society Announce Collaboration May 15, 2018—Boston, Massachusetts— The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) have announced an historic marketing…

Getting the Most Out of Attendance at the 2018 Ontario Genealogical Society Conference at Guelph

Having attended a number of Ontario Genealogical Society Conferences over the years I offer the following suggestions to participants as a way to get the most out of the 2018 Conference. Before You Go –…

Ancestry in a Tube: Using DNA to Pick Up the Genealogical Trail

Sherilyn Bell to Speak at Durham Region Branch’s “Day of Learning” Nancy Trimble, Chair, Durham Region Branch, OGS Durham Region Branch’s Day of Learning will be held on Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00 am –…

Famine Irish and Forced Migration: An Early Canadian Refugee Crisis

  Famine Irish and Forced Migration: An Early Canadian Refugee Crisis Dates and Locations: May 22-23, 2018 at Archives of Ontario; St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto (May 22); Ireland Park and Dr. George Grasett…

News from Library and Archives Canada

News from Library and Archives Canada Library and Archives Canada Major Interruption of LAC Computing Services on April 28 ​On Saturday, April 28, between 6:00 am and 12:00 noon (EDT) a major interruption of LAC…

Trout Family Reunion 2018

Trout Family Reunion 2018 August 11, 2018 – Meaford, Ontario George Trout Who was Henry George Trout? Henry’s story can be found in a book familiar to many in the Trout family, W.H. Trout’s Trout Family History (1916). …

The Value in Genealogical Road Trips

My most recent genealogical road trip was to the Kitchener Central Library for their 6th annual Genealogy Fair. I enjoyed listening to Mags Gaulden’s plenary address, The Power of Genetic Genealogy. The excitement that she…

Family Histories and the OGS Library Collection

  Family Histories and the OGS Library Collection Fran Murphy, Chair, OGS Archive and Library Committee What makes the Society Library Collection unique is the compilation of approx. 3,000 Ontario family histories donated by family…