Online Genealogy Webinars

These webinars provide a wealth of potential learning for family historians. Ontario Ancestors has a particularly strong emphasis on material relevant to the Ontario researcher. Webinars from Legacy Family Tree, FamilySearch and RootsTech present many other offerings which are also of significant value, especially in their respective Canadian sections. CHECK ONTARIO ANCESTORS FOR UPCOMING WEBINARS

February 12-15: Open House

Starting on Friday February 12th at 5 pm till Monday February 15th at 5 pm, select Branches will be opening their Members Only sections, which are full of one-of-a-kind and local resources, for you to explore. See what is available and you may decide a membership to our Society is very much worth the investment.

Genealogy “Cheat Sheets”

“READ MORE” to Access All Free Genealogy “Cheat Sheets” from Thomas MacEntee – SAMPLES:  10 Cloud Computing Tips for Genealogy 10 Google Books Tips for Genealogy 10 Google Tools for Genealogy 10 Smarter Search Strategies for Genealogy 10 Things You Need to Know About Copyright & Genealogy 10 Tips & Tools for Transcribing Genealogy Documents

Join Ontario Ancestors/OGS

As a bonus service to its members, Ontario Ancestors has negotiated an agreement with MyHeritage that will provide access for members of the Ontario Genealogical Society to MyHeritage “Library Edition”.  This access will come from Ontario Ancestors in an email containing a confidential URL and an individual “key code” upon confirmation of membership in OGS.

February 1: The GEDCOM Toolkit

Bob Dawes, a retired technology executive and a past Chair of the Quinte Branch, who has presented to many societies, branches and conferences will explain the GEDCOM format and develop strategies for applying this misunderstood and underutilized genealogical tool to your genealogy research. Bob is presenting to the Leeds & Grenville Branch of Ontario Ancestors.

Ancestral Circle of Stepping Stones

The Ancestral Circle of Stepping Stones at the Old Sidney Town Hall Park in Wallbridge is a project to commemorate former residents of Sidney Township. The project is completed except for the formal dedication ceremony which will be held sometime next spring. However, donations of engraved stones will continue indefinitely with installation annually in September.

January 24: Family History Reno Project

A workshop developed by Bob Dawes for the Halton Peel Branch of Ontario Ancestors … If you’ve ever wanted to clean your family history file, this is the best approach. Normally, a “Do Over” involves re-entering all your information from scratch but this approach allows continued use of your file for research while cleaning it

January 16: Crouse Wanamaker Lecture

The Quinte Branch Crouse Wanamaker Lecture, which honours the founders of the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors, will be presented on January 16, 2021 starting at 1:00 pm. Cheryl Levy, PLCGS, of Footprints to Heritage, a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, is our presenter for this informative lecture. Share Cheryl’s lifelong journey.