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Celebrate British Home Child Day- Write about the British Home Children in Your Family Lines

September 28, 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the arrival of British Home Children on the shores of Canada. This blog post “re-celebrates” the British Home Children I found in a collateral line. I enjoy…

Vivid-Pix Member Discount

  NEW MEMBER BENEFIT – Vivid-Pix RESTORE software discount We’d been hearing about this software, so when Society President Steve Fulton had a chance to talk to Vivid-Pix co-founder Rick Voight at the FGS Conference…

MyHeritage Discount Offer

  MyHeritage is offering a 50% discount on their subscription database for members and friends of Ontario Ancestors. Please continue reading below for full details, and use the link in the message, or simply CLICK…

Recording My Own Story

I finally accepted the challenge. After listening to Steven Young, Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer with FamilySearch, talk about writing your story at the 2019 Ontario Ancestors Conference banquet at London, Ontario, memories of events in…

Do You Know PERSI?

  Do You Know PERSI? No, not “Who’s PERSI?”, But “What is PERSI?”  PERSI, the Periodical Source Index, is your gateway to discovering amazing information about your family history. PERSI connects you to the material…

Resources for Educators

  Calling All Teachers Do you have a family history or genealogy component in your lesson plans? Let Ontario Ancestors, Ancestry and Family Tree Maker help you. Ancestry Ancestry offers free access to its amazing…

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…