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A Genealogical Confession and a Genealogical Potpourri

Check All of an Index In my OGS Blog post of 27 October 2017, “Using the On-line Indexes of the Provincial Archives of Alberta,” I noted my successes and failures in terms of finding the…

Remembering Our Fallen Soldiers and Our Veterans

With tomorrow being Remembrance Day, my thoughts turned to the military history of my family in composing this blog post. I remember hearing my father complain that he was too young to enlist in WW…

Ontario Genealogical Society Acquires “ALivingPast.ca”

The Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that it has acquired the genealogical website http://alivingpast.ca/ by way of gift from the site’s founder and operator, Peter Bolton. ALivingPast.ca was established by Peter Bolton and…

Mark Your Calendar, November 28th is #GivingTuesday

Is genealogy your cause? The Ontario Genealogical Society invites you to join its Giving for the Future, Preserving the Past campaign on #GivingTuesday to support the Society’s essential activities in genealogical research, education and digital…

Using the Online Indexes at the Provincial Archives of Alberta

My direct line Campbell ancestors “escaped” Ontario by 1878 to Manitoba at first and then to Saskatchewan. My father, born in the North West Territories [Saskatchewan], came east to Ontario in the early 1940s to…

Grow Our Family Campaign Returns for 2018

Following on the success of last year’s Grow Our Family membership campaign, the Board of Directors has again approved the offer for our 2018 Membership season.  Any member of the Society renewing their membership can…

It’s Here!  The New OGS Website!

The website of The Ontario Genealogical Society has been rebuilt over the past several months to include many new features, and we are ready for its big launch! The new site has a fresh modern…

Recording the Stories Behind Our Personal Possessions

My wife and took a bus tour of Northern Ontario the first week of October primarily to see the fall colours. We rode the Algoma Canyon Tour Train and “soaked” in the scenery. One of our…

October Webinar – Harnessing the Facebook Generation

Have you ever wished that younger members of your family would take an interest in genealogy? Despite its title, this lecture is not about setting up a Facebook page, Tweeting, or devising a family history website.…