Latest News

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…

Family Tree Maker 2019 Ontario Tour

  Family Tree Maker 2019 – An In-Depth Insider’s View Ontario Ancestors and its Branches are pleased to present Family Tree Maker on Tour, an interactive presentation. Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador, will discuss…

Early Bird Draw – 2020 Membership Registration

Click to     or All new and all renewing members who complete their 2020 membership registration in Ontario Ancestors, The Ontario Genealogical Society, prior to midnight, November 30th, will be entered into a draw…

Vito Giovannetti, Director at Large

Vito Giovannetti, BBA, MBA, is a Tech Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Treasured Inc. (a Toronto-based provider of interactive virtual estates which help families showcase their history).  His first exposure to Ontario Ancestors was as an exhibitor at…

Clare Cook Muehlbauer, Director at Large

My name is Clare Cook Muehlbauer.  I live in Thunder Bay, which is about 15 hours’ drive northwest of Toronto, and have been involved in the Thunder Bay District Branch of the OGS for the…

Filling in the Gaps in my English Pedigree

I recently ordered three death registrations related to my Atkey line who lived on the Isle of Wight, England. This time I ordered a death registration for Ann (Yelf) Atkey because the first time I…

Lack of Privacy and How it Helps Genealogists

Uploading blog posts on the second and fourth Fridays of the month would not seem to be an onerous task. But when you are forced into going car shopping because a rear end accident totals…