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OCAPG Website Hosted by Ontario Ancestors

  The Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (OCAPG) is pleased to announce that it has accepted an offer of free hosting from Ontario Ancestors for its website https://ocapg.org/. The OCAPG website has…

Shaver Family Cemetery

Other Known Names: Duff’s Corners Cemetery Street Address:        1156 Highway No. 2. Location: Lot 35, Concession 3, Ancaster Type of Cemetery: Family (Shaver) Responsible Agency: Private Status for Burials: Closed for burials Plot Plan: None…

Achieving My Genealogical Goals in 2020- Research in English, American, and Australian Records

  As much as I try to return to talking about research in Ontario for the benefit of researchers with that interest, I am frequently foiled. What started out as research of a Petrolia, Ontario…

The Importance of Genealogy – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Historian and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has explored the ancestry of dozens of people from diverse backgrounds on his PBS show Finding Your Roots. Gates believes family tapestries can offer a sense of…

The Tale of a Genealogist who departed from his 2019 Genealogical Goals

  Confession time! When I reviewed my genealogical goals for 2019 I discovered that I had to insert “not done” into my spreadsheet more often than I liked to see. However when I looked closely…

Reflections Prior to Entering a Genealogical 2020

  How do you get the Christmas present that you want? You can provide a list of items but I have found that genealogical ones don’t light up interest in my wife and children. This…

Alan’s Genealogy Lists

  December is the time of year when lists of the best of something are posted primarily to get you to buy items. My lists are for your information and I do not receive any…

Getting the Most Benefit From a Research Trip to an Archive

  I visited the Peel County Archives in Brampton on Friday, 1 November 2019. Sometimes visits to archives are exercises in finding what doesn’t exist but not this time. I did a “mini” happy dance…

Remembrance Day, November 11th-Remembering the Sacrifices

November 11th is the “official” time to remember those who sacrificed their lives on the field of battle, returned home ill, or gave up a chunk of their lives for the freedom that Canadians enjoy…