Tag Archives: Ontario Ancestors

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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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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Big news from Archives of Ontario about online access to wills and estate files

There was a moment yesterday during Archivist Lindsey Winstone’s live virtual presentation to Ontario Ancestors’ Halton-Peel Branch when I wanted to click pause in order to explore the collection I’d just learned about. During Ms. Winstone’s presentation about what’s new … 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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Learn from Glenn Wright on YouTube about researching Canadians in WWII

If one or more of your relatives served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War, I recommend you watch a presentation by one of my favourite speakers, Glenn Wright. Researching Canadians in WWII was delivered at Ontario … Continue reading

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Almost a third more Ontario Vernon Directories available on FamilySearch

Ontario Ancestors this week was surprised to learn 1,097 Vernon Directories have been digitized and made available on FamilySearch — 30 percent more increase than the 776 directories that were available in April 2020. Cities include Barrie/Orillia, Belleville, Berlin (Kitchener), … 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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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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Ontario Ancestors’ AGM — Reconciliation, diversity, and conference 2022

During Ontario Ancestors’ virtual annual general meeting yesterday, President Heather McTavish Taylor spoke about the society’s plan to help with Truth and Reconciliation, becoming more diverse, and next year’s annual conference. Ms. Taylor opened the meeting by acknowledging “the Indigenous … Continue reading

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Ability to submit photos returns to CanadianHeadstones

It is possible once again to submit photos of grave markers to CanadianHeadstones, following a long down period while the technical side of the website was being worked on. Ontario Ancestors Past-President Steve Fulton prepared a short video to show … Continue reading

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