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New information on the OGS site

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We’ve recently added some new information to the Ontario Records and Resources section of the OGS site.

The entire run of the Canadian Genealogist is now posted for your research needs. The Canadian Genealogist was published quarterly from 1979 through 1988. Editors George and Elizabeth Hancocks travelled across Canada and the northern United States to find Canadian genealogical data from elsewhere than central Canada, where the Ontario Genealogical Society was making major strides in finding and publishing family history material.

They were amazed and delighted to find an organized and  growing interest in family history wherever they went, and made lifelong friendships with genealogists, many of which have continued on the Internet, even though financial circumstances resulted in the discontinuance of the magazine. That is why the editors are pleased by the effort made by OGS to present all 38 issues of the publication in easily accessible .pdf format.

Also new on the Ontario Records page is a collection of War of 1812 Militia Documents.

Genealogist Fred Blair worked tirelessly to transcribe records from the 2nd Regiment of York Militia, including the Payroll and Flank Companies. He offered them to OGS with the understanding that they would be available to all researchers. The original documents are housed at Library and Archives Canada.

When you visit these new pages to look at this information, please take note of the copyright information supplied with the records.

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