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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!. Presentation by: Elise C. Cole, Local History Librarian & AskUs Coordinator Oakville Public Library. Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!. Our Agenda: Staying on top of the new stuff Blogs and RSS Newsletters E-mail Lists

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genealogy resources you can use now

Genealogy ResourcesYou Can Use Now!

Presentation by:Elise C. Cole, Local History Librarian

& AskUs CoordinatorOakville Public Library

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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!

Our Agenda:

Staying on top of the new stuff

Blogs and RSS

Newsletters

E-mail Lists

Local Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society & Local Historical Society

Photo databases/OurOntario

Books, Magazines: Print Still Works!

Google (You’d be AMAZED!)

Actual Websites

The Power of e-Bay!

Where peopleand ideas

meet

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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!

Keeping Up With the Jones (or Smiths, or Browns, or Ashtons or…)

Blogs

Dick Eastman

Genealogy Blog

Genealogy Education

Librarians Helping Canadian Genealogists Climb Family Trees

FreeOnAncestry

Newberry Library

The not so obvious, ResearchBuzz

And many, many more!

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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!
  • How to read all those blogs: RSS
    • “Real Simple Syndication”
  • Bloglines & Bloglines Notifier:
    • www.bloglines.com
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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!
  • Newsletters
    • Global Genealogy/Global Gazette
    • RootsWeb Review
    • Library and Archives Canada e-newsletter
  • Mailing Lists
    • Surname lists
    • Geographic location
    • Various topics
      • World War I
      • Cemetery
    • And you can find them on Cyndi’s List
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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!
  • ASHTON. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Ashton surname and variations in any place and at any time. To subscribe send "subscribe" to ashton-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or ashton-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!
  • GENEALIB: Librarians Serving Genealogists
    • Great forum to ask questions of fellow librarians
    • Searchable archive
    • Other Canadian Librarians and Archivists monitor on a regular basis
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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!
  • Local Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
    • www.ogs.on.ca/branches/first.html
    • Attend meetings
    • Online/Newsletter queries
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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!
  • Local digital collections
    • Your library/archive/museum may already have one
    • Do you know what is available in other repositories about your area?
    • Can family history researchers find you from a distance?
    • OurOntario is ...Find digital image, text, audio and video materials about Ontario history, heritage and culture. Search the collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, heritage and community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada ... via a single search portal. Search results link you to the digital content on a contributing partner's web site.
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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!
  • Books
    • Family histories, local histories
    • Search out via Amicus, WorldCat, Amazon, Alibris, publication catalogues of the Ontario Genealogical Society (and Local Branch)
    • Try requesting via InterLibrary loan – even if it has to be used in-Library
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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!
  • Magazines
    • Internet Genealogy
    • Your Family Tree
    • Family Chronicle
    • Families
    • Family Tree Magazine
    • Ancestry Magazine
    • Everton’s Genealogical Helper
    • Ancestors
    • Practical Family History
    • The Genealogist
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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!
  • Other things to try:
    • Google search: Don’t forget about the tilde (~) search which looks for synonyms
    • The BIG Websites:
      • Canadian Genealogy Centre: www.genealogy.gc.ca
      • GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy
      • Cyndi’s List: search for countries which are not North America or United Kingdom & Ireland
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Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!
  • e-Bay: Set up a “My favourite searches” for items related to a particular family, or other items from the area
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Genealogy ResourcesYou Can Use Now!

Please feel free to contact me at:

ecole@oakville.ca or http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com/