Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Ready to Challenge Your Ontario Family History Research Skills?

This week kicks off the 2023 WikiTree Challenge the Year of Community Connections. For this challenge, WikiTree has partnered with another group in the worldwide genealogy community, in this case, Ontario Ancestors - The Ontario Genealogical Society. Help connect 7X7  - seven individuals out to seven degrees.

The objective is for volunteers to research seven degrees of connections for seven people chosen by the partner organization. A diverse group of seven people from across Ontario has been chosen to be researched.

Barbara McCallum Hanley was the first female mayor in Canada.

Fanny "Bobbie" Rosenfeld was a track and field athlete who competed for Canada in the 1928 Oylmpics. In 1949, she was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. 

Beatrice Agnes Thelma Earl Tillman, Black Canadian from Grey County.  Click the link and scroll to the bottom of the webpage to find the link to Beatrice.

Alton C. Parker was a Black Canadian in Essex County; he was the first Black detective in Canada.

Elsie May Taylor Knott was the first woman to be elected as Chief of a First Nation in Canada.

Sam Ching, the first Chinese resident of Toronto.

Edwin Alzono "John" Boyd was an infamous criminal in the 1940s and 1950s.

Volunteer researchers will need to be a registered WikiTree user, and everyone is welcome to participate.

Registration for 2023 WikiTree Challenge is open at WikiTree: 2023 WikiTree Challenge 1: Register now to help connect 7x7 for Ontario Ancestors - WikiTree G2G


Once registered you'll receive information to join the WikiTree Zoom chats and the YouTube Live Events.

Our week begins Thursday, January 5 at 8:00 PM ET with a Live Chat with WikiTree and I'll be there as a representative of Ontario Ancestors. 

Updated January 5, 2023.

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

WEBINAR: Genealogy CSI The Case of the Fighting Parson

Join me for Genealogy CSI - Case Study Investigation.

The case for November is The Case of the Fighting Parson.

In the early morning hours of 6 Nov 1920 at the Chappell House in Sandwich, Ontario, Beverly "Babe" Trumbull was killed by Reverend Leslie Spracklin of the Sandwich Methodist Church.

The two men had known each other in their childhoods.

What happened?
How was Babe Trumbull killed?
What was the verdict for Reverend Spracklin at his trial?

Day: Tuesday
Date: 30 Nov 2021
Time: 4 pm PT | 5 pm MT | 6 pm CT | 7 pm ET

Why attend Genealogy CSI?
Case study investigations not only discuss the people and events but also the methodology, the laws, the societal attitudes of the times. Through researching case studies new skills and techniques are learned that help you in researching your own family history.

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Our Next Webinar: Residential Schools in Canada - What Can Non-Indigenous People Do to Learn More?

July 2021 Webinar

Community Roundtable Discussion: Residential Schools in Canada - What Can Non-Indigenous People Do to Learn More?

Join me and our panelists, Christine Woodcock and Lianne Kruger as we discuss the recents events in Canada about the discoveries of unmarked graves at residential schools. We'll be discussing ways non-Indigenous people can learn more about our history with residential schools, what is being done to preserve the evidence at the residential schools, the use of DNA to identify the remains, and more.

When: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Time: 16:00 PDT | 19:00 EDT | 23:00 UT

To register for this webinar:

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