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Dell Semi-Annual Sale!

Dell Canada is an Ontario Ancestors partner company. Dell offers Ontario Ancestors members a discount on Dell products. Dell’s Semi-Annual Sale is on until March 28, and Ontario Ancestors members can save an additional 5%…

Register Now: Free Webinar with Tammy Tipler-Priolo

Join us with Tammy Tipler-Priolo on Thursday April 4th at 7 pm as she presents “Donkeys, Ships & Trains…One Italian Immigrant’s Journey to Ontario” This webinar traces the immigration path of one Italian Immigrant, from…

Reading the Background Information for Record Sets Can Reduce Frustration

As genealogists and family history researchers you are probably frustrated in your research on occasion if you have the experiences that I do. Sometimes we cause our own frustration because we do not read the…

RootsTech London 2019

Ontario Ancestors’ tour operators, fresh off their successful RootsTech 2019 trip to Salt Lake City, the Family History Library and RootsTech, invite you to join them at RootsTech London 2019. RootsTech London registration is now…

Introducing Ontario Ancestors

The Ontario Genealogical Society announces that it is re-branding itself as Ontario Ancestors, with a new logo which will be rolled out throughout the Society and its publications and on-line presence in the coming months.…

Using a Timeline to Direct Your Family History Research

I have often mentioned in my blog posts and other articles that I use timelines for analysis of a family and to find hints of what records I should check next. The following timeline is…

Vernon Directories Digitization Project

Wouldn’t it be great if you could track your Ontario ancestors between the 1901 and 1911 census? Or perhaps between 1891 and 1901, or 1911 and 1921? Wouldn’t it be great if you could see…

Manitoulin Roots is Now Hosted by The Ontario Genealogical Society

The Manitoulin Roots database, with over seventy thousand people, was created in 2007 by Marilyn Irish and Roberta Clark. In the beginning, families were linked together using census information from the 1901 census. Later, other…

Ontario Ancestors Introduces Our New Executive Director

Ontario Ancestors is pleased to introduce our new Executive Director – Megan Houston.  Megan comes to us from the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum in Sharon (East Gwillimbury), Ontario, where she served most…