Monthly Archives: January 2024

RootsTech 2024 schedule available

You can now plan your schedule for RootsTech that takes place February 29 to March 2, 2024 — whether you’re attending in person or online. There are more than 250 presentations exclusive for in person and more than 200 that … Continue reading

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Royal Canadian Mint commemorates Black history with silver coin recognizing the settlers of Amber Valley, Alberta

In the latest issue of its ongoing Commemorating Black History fine silver coin series, the Royal Canadian Mint honours the community of Amber Valley, Alberta, founded in 1910 by African American families from Oklahoma, Texas and other surrounding states. Seeking a life away from segregationist laws, racial … Continue reading

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Guide to online Toronto historical newspapers updated

Researcher, writer and historical consultant Jamie Bradburn has updated his Guide to Online Toronto Historical Newspaper Resources that also features some suburban additions. At the end of the guide, Mr. Bradburn lists the newspapers that are not yet available online, … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors seeks webinar proposals for new 2024 programming

Ontario Ancestors has issued a call for speakers and presentation proposals for its Branch and Special Interest Group centralized programming for 2024. The live webinars will primarily take place on the second and third Thursdays of the month at 7:00 … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — January 27, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsFamilySearch Catalog Update and Ontario Foul Ups by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots. ScotlandsPeople annual records update and Scottish and Irish directories included in new TheGenealogist release by Chris Paton … Continue reading

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More Ontario newspapers added to Newspapers.com

Ancestry has added 13 Ontario newspapers to Newspapers.com. They were published in Bradford, Mississauga, Newmarket, and Stroud. With the exception of the Bradford Witness that covers more then 100 years and the South Simcoe News that covers 37 years, the … Continue reading

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New book on bastardy affidavits in eastern Ontario

The Archives of Ontario yesterday shared the news on social media that genealogist and author Linda Corupe has published a new book, called Really and Truly the Father: Bastardy Affidavits from Eastern District (1837-1849), United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & … Continue reading

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Save 20% on Global Genealogy products worth $25 or more

Until Saturday, January 27 at midnight Eastern time, Global Genealogy is holding a pop-up sale. All orders of $25 or more are 20 percent off. No coupon is required. This sale applies to all in-stock items and digital books. Shipping … Continue reading

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Free access to Australian records on MyHeritage until Saturday

MyHeritage is offering free access to more than 108 million Australian records from now until Australia Day on January 28. All you need to do is set up a free account. The records include electoral rolls, historical newspapers, registers, birth … Continue reading

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This week’s Ontario Ancestors webinars feature preparing for changes in genealogy research and Eastern Europe

During this last full week in January, there are only two virtual presentations from Ontario Ancestors’ branches. The good news is both are free, open to the public, and delivered by popular speakers. All times are in Eastern time. Monday, … Continue reading

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