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1 Where people and ideas meet Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now! Presentation by: Elise C. Cole, Local History Librarian & AskUs Coordinator Oakville Public Library

2 Where people and ideas meet Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now! Our Agenda: º Staying on top of the new stuff Blogs and RSS Newsletters Lists Local Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society & Local Historical Society º Photo databases/OurOntario º Books, Magazines: Print Still Works! º Google (Youd be AMAZED!) º Actual Websites º The Power of e-Bay! Where people and ideas meet

3 Where people and ideas meet Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now! º Keeping Up With the Jones (or Smiths, or Browns, or Ashtons or…) º 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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9 Where people and ideas meet Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now! º How to read all those blogs: RSS º Real Simple Syndication º Bloglines & Bloglines Notifier: º

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12 Where people and ideas meet º Newsletters Global Genealogy/Global Gazette RootsWeb Review Library and Archives Canada e-newsletter º Mailing Lists Surname lists Geographic location Various topics World War I Cemetery And you can find them on Cyndis List Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!

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19 Where people and ideas meet º 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- (mail mode) or ashton-d- (digest mode). Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!

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21 Where people and ideas meet Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now! º 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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23 Where people and ideas meet º Local Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Attend meetings Online/Newsletter queries Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!

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26 Where people and ideas meet º 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. Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!

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28 Where people and ideas meet º 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 Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!

29 Where people and ideas meet º Magazines Internet Genealogy Your Family Tree Family Chronicle Families Family Tree Magazine Ancestry Magazine Evertons Genealogical Helper Ancestors Practical Family History The Genealogist Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!

30 Where people and ideas meet º Other things to try: Google search: Dont forget about the tilde (~) search which looks for synonyms The BIG Websites: Canadian Genealogy Centre: GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy Cyndis List: search for countries which are not North America or United Kingdom & Ireland Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!

31 Where people and ideas meet º e-Bay: Set up a My favourite searches for items related to a particular family, or other items from the area Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!

32 Where people and ideas meet Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now! Please feel free to contact me at: or


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