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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…

Vivid-Pix Restore – See What The Experts Say

Vivid-Pix Restore – See What The Experts Say Recently we wrote about a new discount available both to Society members and Friends alike – Vivid-Pix Restore Picture-Fix software. While we are impressed with the ease…

Cemetery Vandalism and Rehabilitation Fund

Cemetery Vandalism and Rehabilitation Fund Ontario Ancestors is dedicated to helping support community efforts to repair damage to cemeteries incurred by acts of vandalism and for rehabilitation projects within cemeteries that are considered to have…

Grow Our Family Campaign To Return for 2020

  Ontario Ancestors’ Grow Our Family membership campaign will return once again for the 2020 year.  Any member of the Society renewing their membership can receive a 50% discount on their membership fees simply by…

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…