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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…

Call for Candidates for the Board of Directors

Are you a member of The Ontario Genealogical Society? Are you looking for a challenge, an opportunity to work with great people, and a chance to be on the leading edge of piloting our organization…

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…

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…

Introducing “Ontario Ancestors”

The Ontario Genealogical Society is introducing the logo and “brand” of “Ontario Ancestors”. The new logo will be rolled out throughout the Society and its publications and on-line presence in the coming months. The goal…

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…