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Vacationing, A City Directory Success and “Mining” Census Records

This blog post comes to you from a valley of the Maitland River. We are camped near Auburn, Huron County, Ontario. I find it interesting to travel through the areas in which collateral ancestors used…

NGS & FGS Announce Intention to Merge

Today, August 21, 2019, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society (based in Virgina) announced their intention to merge the two organizations and to continue as the National Genealogical Society. Ontario Ancestors…

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

Using City Directories in Your Genealogical Research

I was pleased to see that the first “round” of digitized Vernon City Directories, part of the initiative to digitize all of the Vernon city directories via a partnership of Ontario Ancestors, Familysearch.org and Library…

One Family One World Conference and More Family History Research

Although I mention attendance at genealogical/family history workshops both in person and online in my blog posts, I don’t make a habit of “advertising” educational events other than our own Ontario Ancestors yearly Conference. I…

Straying Back to Genealogical Research in Ontario

Just as I was approaching the end of my research for my revised Campbell family book I had the urge to temporarily abandon it and begin work again on my Bolton family history book. I…

Genealogical Reflection Prior to the 2019 Ontario Ancestors Conference

As the facilitator for the Ask a Genealogist program at the 2019 Ontario Ancestors Conference in London, Ontario, I have come to realize that my genealogical “black holes” pale in comparison to those of other…

Getting the Most Out of Attendance at the 2019 Ontario Ancestors Conference at London

Open admission. This blog post is a revised version of the post that I made prior to the 2018 OGS Conference in Guelph, Ontario. Most of the content did not need to be changed as…

Continued Advocacy – Supporting our Library Partners

This week, I was given the opportunity to attend a Press Conference arranged by Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s. She was looking to bring attention to the issues surrounding access through the inter-library loan…

Genealogical Research Fatigue or Not

Yesterday I found myself commenting on Twitter that I sometimes cheered when I found a couple did not have any children. I wondered via my tweet whether it was genealogical research fatigue that elicited my…