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OGS Offers Plenty of Summer Reading for Genealogists

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Now that summer is here and the pace has slowed down, are you thinking of finally getting around to writing that family history? OGS has several books that might help.

For social history information that would add character to your narrative, try the Time Traveller’s Handbook; A Guide to the Past or perhaps A Better Place; Death and Burial in 19th Century Ontario.

To help locate a local history for a place of interest, OGS offers Local Histories of Ontario Municipalities 1997-2007; A Bibliography. Finally, if you want to make a book from your family history, Publish Your Family History will provide you with all the detail needed.

For more information about these publications, visit the e-store section of the Society’s website.

OGS/Dundurn Publications:Genealogist’s Reference Shelf Series

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Publish your family historyPublish Your Family History

Susan Yates and Greg Ioannou


Many people want to write a family history, but few ever take on the job of publishing one. If you’ve done the research, and you want to make a book from it, then Publish Your Family History is for you. It will tell you all the fundamentals of book production, together with the important details that distinguish a home-published book from a homemade one. You’ll learn:

  • How to get your manuscript ready for production;
  • Design ideas for the pages and cover;
  • Methods of making pages with or without a computer and printing those pages quickly and inexpensively; and
  • Ideas on bindings that last and look great.

Even if time is at a premium, you’re not comfortable with computer technology, or the budget is tight, you will learn how to publish a professional-looking family history of your own!

Click here to purchase this book from the OGS eStore.

And don’t forget, the Ontario Genealogical Society is particularly interested in collecting Family Histories. Our goal is to collect a history of every family with roots in Ontario. Should you wish to have your Family History become part of our collection, at either the Provincial and/or Branch level, we would be pleased to accept it. Please ensure that it is bound in some manner, a binder would suffice. This will ensure that all of your hard work will remain a cohesive collection and also make it easier for fellow genealogists to gain the most benefit from your research.

If you are interested in donating your family history to the Provincial collection, please contact us at: For donations to one of our branches, please consult our branch directory to find your branch of interest.