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On Our Website: OGSPI

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One thing OGS has on its website that you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else is our very own OGSPI which stands for the Ontario Genealogical Society Provincial Index.

This index is a massive, ongoing OGS volunteer project that attempts to index the names found in an unlimited range of publications that might help a genealogist search for their Ontario ancestors. Since 1997 the volunteers involved in this project have indexed everything to be found that contains genealogical information: OGS branch publications, census records, military records and obituaries from many different newspapers and they have compiled all the data in one place to make it easier for you to track down your ancestors.

You can search for a last name of your choice using the first two letters as a starting point. Check out the How to Use OGSPI page to find out how to make this resource work best for you.

P.S. If you’re looking for information that is less than 50 years old, this is not the best resource for you. We have made efforts to ensure that we only index data referring to dates more than 50 years ago to reduce the likelihood that a search will retrieve information about anyone who is still alive or recently deceased. We’ve done this out of consideration for issues of personal privacy and the risk of identity theft.

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