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Genealogy is the study and tracing of family pedigrees.  This involves the collection of the names of relatives, both living and deceased, and establishing the relationships among them based on primary, secondary and/or circumstantial evidence or documentation, thus building up a cohesive family tree.  Genealogy is often also referred to as family history, although these terms may be used distinctly: the former being the basic study of who is related to whom; the latter involving more "fleshing out" of the lives and personal histories of the individuals involved.


Are you interested in learning more about your family history?


How much do you already know about your ancestors?


The Ontario Genealogical Society website contains links to Birth, Marriage, and Death Registrations, Census Information, Church Records, Cemetery Transcripts, Wills, and Land Records.


Try some other useful links:


Ancestry (Come into the library and use our link on our website for free)


Looking for printable family trees?

Free family tree templates.

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