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HINT: Since this list was produced from such a variety of sources, an “advanced search” using the column-specific search boxes at the bottom of each column could be an essential refinement of any “basic search“. Although a surname search would likely still be the first step, a search for an individual whose name was unknown or questionable might be assisted by extracting all the individuals from a particular publication, such as the “Militia Nominal Rolls” or “Eldorado – Ontario’s First Gold” using the search box at the bottom of the “TITLE” column. Assume an old letter from a great-great-Grandfather is found who mentions a partner, whom he called “Ben”, who had served in the Militia before entering business. A search for this “Ben” in the GIVEN NAMES column might be facilitated through an advanced search using both GIVEN NAMES and TITLE columns. A “basic search” on “Ben” from the search field at the bottom of the GIVEN NAMES column produces 923 matches but using an “advanced search” with “Ben” in the GIVEN NAMES column and “Militia” in the TITLE column results in a reduced number of matches, although further research in the OGS Quinte Branch Research Library might be necessary to fully identify this “Ben”. [The “clear filters button” erases the entries in all fields and readies the form for the next search.] Additional resources can be accessed in the Quinte Branch Research Library or through TONI, The Ontario Name Index, maintained by the Ontario Genealogical Society.
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When you have narrowed your search, clicking the “PRINT” button will set up a page that can be printed using the default settings of your computer system and either mailed to the Quinte Branch OGS for research assistance or taken when you visit the Research Library in person. Clicking the “PDF” button will automatically download a pdf-formatted document containing your search results to your default download folder. This pdf document can be either printed or sent by email to the Quinte Branch OGS for additional research assistance.
Page updated: July 2020
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