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Ontario People : 1796-1803 – on sale for 50% off through Tuesday, Oct 28

Ontario People: 1796-1803 is a book of lists. The easiest way to describe its contents is to simply quote from its Introduction: “After the American Revolution, several thousand families came to settle in the western part of Quebec, later called Upper Canada, then Canada West and today Ontario. These settlers were former members of American […]

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Ottawa Cemetery Unearthed in LRT Dig Prompts Call for Descendants

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the March 3, 2014 edition of the CBC News. The province of Ontario is asking descendants of people buried in a forgotten cemetery near Elgin and Queen Streets in Ottawa to come forward to determine what should be done with their remains. Human remains and casket […]

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Online Historic Digitized Canadian Newspapers

Bowling Green State University has links to digitized Canadian newspapers that are freely available on the Internet. The site is broken down into eleven tabs covering the twelve Canadian provinces. They are: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Territory Many Thanks to Cyndi […]

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Ontario People: 1796-1803

Ontario People: 1796-1803 is a book of lists. The easiest way to describe its contents is to simply quote from its Introduction: “After the American Revolution, several thousand families came to settle in the western part of Quebec, later called Upper Canada, then Canada West and today Ontario. These settlers were former members of American […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Canada, England & Russia

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 2 million indexed records and images from Canada, England, and Russia. Notable collection updates include the 1,164,586 indexed records and images from the England, Norfolk Bishop’s Transcripts, 1685–1941, collection, the 353,648 indexed records from the Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869–1927, collection, and the 462,714 images […]

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Ontario People: 1796-1803

Ontario People: 1796-1803 is a book of lists. The easiest way to describe its contents is to simply quote from its Introduction: “After the American Revolution, several thousand families came to settle in the western part of Quebec, later called Upper Canada, then Canada West and today Ontario. These settlers were former members of American […]

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The Dark Side of Genealogy

The following article was written by my friend, Thomas Fiske Who knew there was a dark side to genealogy? I certainly did not know until today. It was news to me before I figured it out. While looking at an Internet epistle from Family Roots, I saw two books that looked mighty interesting. As a […]

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New Records Added at FamilySearch for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, & the U.S.A.

FamilySearch added an additional 16.3 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,984,100 records for the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards from 1917-1918, the 2,056,187 added to U.S., California, Probate Estate Files from 1833-1991, and the 1,610,053 added to the new British Columbia, […]

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Historic Whitby, Ontario Newspapers Digitized and Posted Online (from 1857)

The following excerpt is from the October 31, 2012 edition of DurhamRegion.com: WHITBY [Ontario]: Researchers, students, genealogists and members of the public now have access to historical Whitby newspapers through an online database offered by the Whitby Public Library. Complete issues are available for the Whitby Gazette (1862-1912), Whitby Chronicle (1857-1912), Whitby Gazette and Chronicle […]

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Mother Finally Finds Her Baby’s Grave After 35 Years

The following teaser is from an article by Erica Bajer, posted at the vancouver.24hrs.ca website. ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – After 35 years of grief, Wendy Renaud is finally at peace. She has found the grave of the baby daughter she lost in 1977. “Seeing her resting place will be the closure I need,” Renaud said. […]

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New & Updated USA Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. and Canada vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at FamilySearch.org. We’ve also updated all of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found at FamilySearch.org United States Marriage Documents & Indexes Found at FamilySearch.org United States Death & Probate Records Found at FamilySearch.org […]

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New & Updated Canadian Vital Records Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following Canadian vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made January 9. We’ve also updated all five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found at FamilySearch.org United States Marriage Documents & Indexes Found at FamilySearch.org United States Death & […]

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Orangeville, Ontario’s Lost Bodies From the 1800s

The following teaser is from an excellent article posted in the May 28, 2012 online edition of the Orangeville Banner. When Sean White was searching for a prospective grave plot for himself at Greenwood Cemetery last Thursday (May 24), the Orangeville man was surprised by what he found. Searching the cemetery lands, White went a […]

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1940 U.S. Census Community Project Nearly Halfway Complete

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: 22 May 2012 – The halfway point for indexing the 1940 U.S. census is fast approaching. Congratulations and thank you to all of the volunteers participating in this unprecedented genealogical community effort. Currently more than 20 states are at or above 85 percent complete. Six states — […]

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More New USA Vital Records Data Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made December 26. New data has been added for 14 States and the District of Columbia. – Updated January 10, 2012. Beside the vital records, state census records for New York 1875, as well as state census records, […]

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