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Manitoulin Roots is Now Hosted by The Ontario Genealogical Society

The Manitoulin Roots database, with over seventy thousand people, was created in 2007 by Marilyn Irish and Roberta Clark. In the beginning, families were linked together using census information from the 1901 census. Later, other…

Ontario Ancestors Introduces Our New Executive Director

Ontario Ancestors is pleased to introduce our new Executive Director – Megan Houston.  Megan comes to us from the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum in Sharon (East Gwillimbury), Ontario, where she served most…

Free Access to Canadiana.org of Value to Genealogists

Genealogists and family historians now have free access to Canadiana.org. There are three collections housed on the site: – Monographs -Serials: Periodicals, Annuals, and Newspapers -Government Publications All three collections can be searched at the…

The Rewards of Genealogical Research Networking Via Facebook

As much as I tried over the years, I have never reached the point in my family history research where I am so well organized that each research item is numbered and filed for easy…

2019 Free Webinar Series Full Schedule

  The Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to release its full 2019 monthly webinar series schedule.  Our webinars are presented at 7 pm Eastern Time on the first Thursday of every month and are freely…

Resetting Genealogy Research, Recording and Sharing Goals for 2019

I decided this year that I would be more precise in the language and scope that I used in developing my research goals. Having goals that are more precise make them more achievable. Genealogical Education…

David Thompson, Director-at-Large

David has been a Director-at-Large since July 2016, active with the Technical Support and Innovation Committee, as a member of the Finance Committee, as well as with membership advantages and sponsorship. David assists with the…

Heather McTavish Taylor, Director-at-Large

Heather is a professional genealogist with her own business, Dig Ancestry. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, including the Ontario Chapter, and has been a member of the Society for several years. Her 20-year…

Julia Scott, Director-at-Large

Julia Scott is a Registered Nurse with a degree in Business Administration. Her career includes senior leadership roles within healthcare as well as management consulting. She has served as a Board member for several hospitals…

Roger Robineau, Director-at-Large

Roger brings governance expertise, business knowledge, analytical and technological skills, bilingual language skills, and a desire to learn new things to the role of Director-at-Large. His education includes Certified Management Accountant, Masters of Business Administration…