Posts Tagged ‘community’

Reminder: New Blog Category – Brickwalls

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Welcome to a new category for the OGS Blog: Brickwalls. The intent behind this is to offer the genealogical community a place to seek and offer assistance to those who have hit that inevitable and much dreaded brickwall. Please keep in mind that this is not intended – nor can it – function as a research service. If you require the services of a professional genealogist, your best bet is to visit the website for the Association of Professional Genealogists: http://www.apgen.org/resources/. The APG also has an Ontario chapter: http://ocapg.org/

Here’s how it works – aka, The House Rules:

  • If you have hit a brickwall, you may send a detailed, but brief, i.e. no more than 4 paragraphs, query to: blog[at]ogs.on.ca – please use Brickwall Query in the subject line of your message.
  • Once your query has been posted, anyone who believes they can offer assistance may contact you in one of two ways:
    • Include contact information in your query – Keep in mind though – this is a public site!!
    • Not comfortable with putting your info out there? No problem – folks can simply leave any info they may have in the comments sections of your post – you just have to remember to check the blog regularly to see if any comments have been left for you.

Please note: Submissions may be edited for length and the protection of personal information.

All comments are moderated before being made public

FYI:Discuss your Family History Research on Facebook

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Did you know that OGS has a Facebook page? OGS Provincial Office and several branches have pages on Facebook and they are becoming very popular places to share information and make queries about family members. If you’re a Facebook user, check out our Provincial Office page for general queries, or get more local knowledge from one of the OGS branches -  Essex County, Halton PeelHamiltonNiagara PeninsulaOttawaPerth, Toronto, Wellington County. There is even a facebook page for OGS Conference 2014, hosted by Niagara Peninsula Branch.

“Like”any of our pages to follow the conversations and share your knowledge with your fellow researchers. Look for the “recent posts by others” section on the right hand side of the page.