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IOOF Insurance Applications

IOOF Insurance Applications Between 1875 and 1929, the Independent Order of Oddfellows operated a life insurance program. Approximately 60,000 individuals, almost exclusively men, from all across Canada applied. The program was eventually operated by Empire…

Your Information – My Account Page

The Society recognizes the importance of every Family Historian to be able to manage and know what their personal information is being used for. With this the Society continues to develop the “My Account” Page, where…

Dell Special Purchase Offer 2019

  DELL SPECIAL OFFER – Valid May 15 – August 2, 2019 See below. Email DELL at Emily_Basque@Dell.com and ask for an Ontario Genealogical Society discount coupon code!

IOOF Insurance Papers Database- An Ontario Ancestors [The Ontario Genealogical Society] Membership Benefit

This blog post is a follow up to the article about the IOOF Insurance Papers Database published in the eWeekly of 27 April 2019. I have accessed the IOOF papers twice to date but was…

Supporting our Library Partners

The Ontario Genealogical Society acts as the voice of Ontario genealogists on issues that could impact the ability of genealogists to find their families and preserve and share our common heritage. As such, when news…

Using Symbolism on Grave Markers in your Genealogical Research

Not content to remain at home after we had settled back into routine after our East Asian cruise, we acted upon a desire to revisit New Orleans. We had visited New Orleans in April of…

Archival Collections and Restarting Genealogical Research

Getting back into the research mode after being out of country for a month was a struggle. Where was I to start? Fortunately I had my genealogical goals for 2019 to hand and read them…

RootsTech London 2019

Fresh off our successful Research & RootsTech 2019 Tour to Salt Lake City, Ontario Ancestors invites you to travel with us to RootsTech London 2019 October 22 -26, with optional add-on tours in London, England,…

RootsTech 2020 – Salt Lake City

Ontario Ancestors invites you to travel with us to RootsTech 2020 in Salt Lake City, departing February 23rd and returning March 1st, 2020

Researching in the 1926 Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta

There is no worse hell for a genealogist than being out of country with limited access to the Internet when a new indexed records collection goes public. I was cruising in the Far East at…