Category Archives: Societies

John Boeren from The Netherlands becomes president-elect of Association of Professional Genealogists

The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) this week announced the results of their election. John Boeren from The Netherlands was named president, along with three other officers and five board members from the United States and one board member from … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors’ redesigned website improves visitors’ experience

Ontario Ancestors, Canada’s largest genealogical society, has redesigned its website. It looks very good, and visitors will find it easier to navigate and find the information they need. The tabs across the top of each page and their content have … Continue reading

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Are hybrid meetings the future for genealogical societies trying to retain and increase membership?

As many genealogical societies continue to think about whether or not to host virtual, hybrid, or just in-person meetings, two organizations on either side of the pond have committed to providing their local and distant members with online presentations and … Continue reading

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Ontario Genealogical Society’s Toronto Branch needs volunteers for cemetery project

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has a new cemetery project, and they’re looking for volunteers. They hope to soon begin recording the grave markers, both indoors and outdoors, at the Westminster Cemetery in Toronto’s North York. The … Continue reading

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BIFHSGO’s monthly meetings to become hybrid — in person and online

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) had good news yesterday for those of us who can’t make it to Ottawa for their free monthly meetings — and good news for those who live in Ottawa. Beginning … Continue reading

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Call for volunteers to transcribe marriage records for 50th anniversary project

The Kingston Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is looking for volunteers to transcribe a collection of 19th-century marriage documents. They’d like to complete the project in time for their 50th anniversary in 2023. The original marriage documents are held … Continue reading

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NEHGS president receives first John Adams Medal

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) announced last week that D. Brenton Simons, the organization’s longtime president and CEO, received the first-ever John Adams Medal from the Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The award recognizes … Continue reading

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Wanted: Youth ambassador for family history society

Would a youth ambassador help your genealogical society attract younger members? The Devon Family History Society in Exeter, Devon in England hopes it will make a difference in theirs. Yesterday, the society tweeted what looks very much like a job … Continue reading

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Explore Ontario Ancestors’ new online master library catalogue

Ontario Ancestors has consolidated the library collections of its branches and special interest groups (SIGs) into one online master library catalogue that can be searched by members and visitors. Executive Director Megan Houston wrote in the latest issue of the … Continue reading

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Virtual conferences need the pre-pandemic social media buzz

There has been a tremendous number of opportunities during the pandemic to attend virtual genealogy conferences and other events, from RootsTech to local meetings near and in far off places. I’ve certainly enjoyed many of them. With the exception of … Continue reading

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