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Originally presented in Kitchener, this session introduces ODW (previously OurOntario), our portals and local collections. We’ll talk about how to use our online collections to find genealogical resources and trace family histories. Follow along as we introduce you to the search options and millions of objects in the OurOntario.ca portal, including oral histories, photographs, documents, and more. See how Birth, Marriage and Death records are brought together with full-page newspapers in the Ontario Community News portal. Learn more about the full-text searchable contents of the Ontario GovDocs portal, bringing together more than 125 years of documents from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. As well, we’ll explore the more than 150 collections that showcase local stories and collections from and about thriving communities and Ontario’s ghost towns. Don’t live near your ancestral hometown any more? Try our simple tools that let you gather “what’s new” search results, add missing information to the content you find, contribute comments and share local history content with colleagues and family members using ODW’s electronic postcards, bookmarking, and other social media options. Genealogists and family historians of every level will have an up-close view of the tools that bring together more than 200 years of Ontario’s local history.
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2014
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Searching your family history


Originally presented in Kitchener, this session introduces ODW (previously OurOntario), our portals and local collections. We’ll talk about how to use our online collections to find genealogical resources and trace family histories. Follow along as we introduce you to the search options and millions of objects in the OurOntario.ca portal, including oral histories, photographs, documents, and more. See how Birth, Marriage and Death records are brought together with full-page newspapers in the Ontario Community News portal. Learn more about the full-text searchable contents of the Ontario GovDocs portal, bringing together more than 125 years of documents from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. As well, we’ll explore the more than 150 collections that showcase local stories and collections from and about thriving communities and Ontario’s ghost towns. Don’t live near your ancestral hometown any more? Try our simple tools that let you gather “what’s new” search results, add missing information to the content you find, contribute comments and share local history content with colleagues and family members using ODW’s electronic postcards, bookmarking, and other social media options. Genealogists and family historians of every level will have an up-close view of the tools that bring together more than 200 years of Ontario’s local history.