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Genealogy In Action

Ontario Birth, Marriage and Death Records Can Be Daunting

Ordering Ontario birth, marriage and death records (BMDs) can be very intimidating.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY SEE YOU ON THE FLIP SIDE!

Whenever we brought home a tale to tell about what happened in our day, my parents always encouraged us to give both sides of the story. As I grew older I learned the wisdom in understanding more than what I perceived to be real.

PONDERING USER FRIENDLY WEBSITES FOR GENEALOGISTS

You never want to go on vacation for long or you might find that you come back to reeducating yourself about the general use of websites you have used for years.

WACKY WEED BICYCLES AND CANALS OH MY

Well I have returned from my spontaneous trip to the Netherlands. It was interesting to say the least. Walking the streets of Amsterdam was an eye opener into the past and future all at the same time.

How You Can Help Preserve Canadian History with LAC

More on saving services at the Library and Archives of Canada. You can sign a petition online, but sign only once or the petition will not be valid. You can read more about this and sign the petition at: http://www.change.

Libraries and Archives of Canada Are Genealogists In Trouble?

The seriousness of this problem has huge implications. Please read and start writing letters to your MPs now! We here in Northern Ontario rely heavily on inter-library loans regardless of what can be found on the Internet.

I TOOK MY SOCKS FOR A PREHISTORIC WALK

One of my favourite things to do is walking. Yes, I love my genealogy and writing as well, but walking is good for my mind and body. The other day I took my new pair of Tilley socks out for a walk.

ARRIVAL OF THE 1940 US FEDERAL CENSUS

By now, many or most of you would have heard of census records. We have all had to fill one out at some point in our lives. The government takes census to get a better picture of the population.

ANTS YES ANTS NOT AUNTS

Every year as winter flows into spring the same little workers show up at my door, not to help me, but to do their own bidding to feed their colony and have their own community family tree grow even larger.

LOVE THE TRANSCRIBER HATE THE ERRORS

I just love the millions of transcriptions that have been created over the years by good intentioned individuals who have tried to make genealogical work a little easier to conduct for others.