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New Family History Library Director

  New Family History Library Director FamilySearch.org FamilySearch International announced today that David Rencher, AG® , CG®, FIGRS, is the new director of the popular Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. He succeeds Diane Loosle,…

Whose Daughter is She?

A Martha Campbell was enumerated with Edward and Martha (Lennox) Campbell’s family in the 1861 Canada West and 1871 Canada Censuses for Bosanquet Township, Lambton County: 1861 Canada West Census for Bosanquet Township, Lambton County…

LAC Completes CEF Service Files Digitization

Congratulations and Thank You to Library and Archives Canada – Digitization of 620,000 First World War personnel files The Ontario Genealogical Society On Wednesday, August 8th, Library and Archives Canada announced the completion of a…

Age is a Relative Thing

In my previous blog, What Census Records Do or Don’t Tell Us, I noted the need to systematically follow a family through the censuses in order to try to come to an accurate record of…

What Census Records Do or Don’t Tell Us

The 1851 Canada West Census for Wellington County, Eramosa Township captured the family of my 2X great grandfather, Andrew Sims: Andrew Sims, farmer, born Ireland, Methodist Episcopalian, age 50 Elizabeth Sims, born Ireland, Methodist Episcopalian,…

Are You a Genealogical Researcher Role Model?

Reading a post on Facebook by a genealogy friend about one of her kittens who had jumped onto a shelf in a closet and ‘encountered several boxes of family history memorabilia” prompted this blog post.1…

We Welcome New Members from the NYG&B

Welcome to New Members from the NYG&B  Steve Fulton, UE, President, The Ontario Genealogical Society   Last year we announced an agreement between the Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society providing a 25% saving …

Toronto Branch Courses Fall 2018

  Toronto Branch Courses Fall 2018 Gwyneth Pearce, Publicity, Toronto Branch, OGS Using Ancestry.ca Library Edition & FamilySearch.org Where:     Toronto Reference Library When:      Starts September 20th. This three-week course is on three Thursdays, September 20,…

Fergus Scottish Festival

  Join the Ontario Genealogical Society at the largest Scottish heritage festival outside of Scotland – the Fergus Scottish Festival, August 10-12, 2018, in Fergus, Ontario.  We will be in the Heritage Village, where you will…

We Welcome Members from the NEHGS

  A Big Welcome to New Members from the New England Historic Genealogical Society Steve Fulton, UE, President, The Ontario Genealogical Society Since the announcement of a reduced membership fee benefit between the Ontario Genealogical…