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Savoir faire — Manitoba Genealogical Society revamps website and online presence

The Manitoba Genealogical Society is updating its online presence and has already started with a new website that was unveiled in August. It has a fresh look and is easier to navigate than the old site. Angela Fiebelkorn, the society’s … Continue reading

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Savoir faire — OGS Toronto Branch unveils new website

September has been a good month for releasing new website designs. Earlier this week, it was the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa who launched their brand new site. Yesterday the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Toronto Branch unveiled its … Continue reading

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Savoir fair — BIFHSGO launches new website

At its virtual monthly meeting yesterday, the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) officially unveiled its new website that replaces the one they’d had for more than 10 years. When BIFHSGO learned last December that the small … Continue reading

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Savoir faire — Ontario Ancestors receives Unsung Heroes Grant for service provided to genealogical society branches and local libraries

The Genealogy Guys Podcast, co-hosted by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, and Vivid-Pix, makers of RESTORE photo and document restoration software, announced Friday at the virtual RootsTech Connect 2021 conference that Ontario Ancestors was the recipient of their Unsung Heroes Grant. … Continue reading

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Savoir faire — Ohio Genealogical Society’s new website contains lots of ideas for other organizations

Creating a website isn’t easy. Re-designing an existing website is almost as difficult. A website reflects an organization’s brand. It’s like a storefront that makes customers want to enter or want move on. That’s why it’s important to devote time … Continue reading

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Savoir faire — MyHeritage continues to give during COVID-19 pandemic

When we look for examples of good corporate citizens, we should see MyHeritage on the list. To help people who are isolated at home, they announced on Monday that MyHeritage In Color would be free to use to colourize photos … Continue reading

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Savoir faire — Saskatchewan Genealogical Society’s diversity plan embraces inclusivity and cultural differences

Look around at your fellow members in your genealogical society. Are you all the same age? Do most of you share a similar background? Are your members getting older? Is it a struggle to find new volunteers? Are your membership … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors recognized with Unsung Heroes Award

The Genealogy Guys Podcast, co-hosted by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, announced on Thursday the winners of the Unsung Heroes Awards at RootsTech 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Unsung Heroes Awards acknowledge and celebrate members of the genealogy community … Continue reading

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Savoir faire — Take inspiration from this family history newsletter

The Family History Group of the Maple Ridge Historical Society in British Columbia published its January 2020 newsletter, and it’s worth checking out for a couple of reasons. First, genealogists will be envious to see on the last page of … Continue reading

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Savoir faire — Pilot project trains volunteers to help isolated seniors research their family history

A one-year pilot project, called Family Roots, in Haliburton County, northeast of Toronto, is training senior (60+) volunteers to research their family history and then matching them with other seniors, who may be isolated, vulnerable, or have mild cognitive issues, … Continue reading

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