Category Archives: Blogs

Ancestry jumps on the Swiftie bandwagon

The challenge for the family history community and societies is attracting young people. But perhaps that’s going to change. A couple of days ago, the US Archives (NARA) published an article on their blog about Taylor Swift’s grandfathers and their … Continue reading

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Genealogist and artist Cindi Moynahan-Foreman has passed away

Ottawa-based genealogist, blogger, and artist Cindi Moynahan-Foreman died last week of cancer at the age of 65. Her daughter, Meagan, told the Ottawa Citizen in a beautiful tribute, “Her genealogical work, like her art, was all about storytelling.” Many of … Continue reading

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FamilySearch blog features two OGS volunteers

On Canada Day, FamilySearch published a blog post about two long-time Ontario Genealogical Society members, Steve and Dianna Fulton. The Fultons are a busy family history couple. They say their mission in life is to help others discover their own … Continue reading

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Linda Yip shares her list of do’s and don’ts to prepare for media interviews

In an open letter to herself, British Columbia-based genealogist Linda Yip has put together on her blog, Past Presence, a useful checklist of 20 things to do and not to do when preparing for interviews for TV, radio, and newspapers. … Continue reading

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Ancestry Canada blog launched

Ancestry.ca yesterday launched its blog with a post about the Canadian advisory board. Topics on the blog are expected to range from military family history to Canadian Chinese research. Ancestry writes in the post that the advisory board members “may … Continue reading

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How an almost 200-year-old Bible made its way back to the family

Don Cummer, who is a speechwriter and author in Ottawa, has written a terrific blog post, illustrated with plenty of photos, about how he received a Bible that was found 40 years ago by a stranger and about the family … Continue reading

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Brexit happens… and Chris Paton resurrects his Scottish GENES blog

Partly (or solely?) in response to Brexit, Chris Paton is bringing back his Scottish GENES blog after he replaced it with the British GENES blog that eventually became known simply as the GENES blog. For his followers who are concerned … Continue reading

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Irish Genealogy News blog broadens focus to include US, Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand

Irish genealogy blogger Claire Santry announced yesterday she is expanding the scope of her blog, Irish Genealogy News, to include news about international records. She wrote, “To provide consistent and reliable content and keep it manageable (fingers crossed), I’ll be … Continue reading

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Canadian military resources compiled by Genealogy: Beyond the BMD

Canadian genealogist Dianne Nolin has compiled a list of Canadian military resources on her blog, Genealogy: Beyond the BMD. While on her site, take a look at the many other resources for Canada, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, and elsewhere that she … Continue reading

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Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog reaches huge milestone

Canada’s most prolific genealogy blogger, John D. Reid, has reached an extraordinary milestone that few of us can ever imagine achieving. This week, he wrote his 10,000th blog post. For 13 years, John has been writing daily posts on what … Continue reading

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