Wednesday, January 2, 2013

GenealogyCanada's Blog - 5 Years Old Today

Today is the fifth blogiversary of GenealogyCanada!

Although I didn’t hit the 1,000th blog posting today, I still managed well over 900 of them. I am pleased to have seen so many visitors dropping in for a visit - coming from every continent, and representing a wide variety of countries and regions. I sincerely hope that this blog has helped many of you find your Canadian connections, no matter where they came from.

I would like to thank all who read my posts, the comments they left, and those who sent me their press releases and notes about Canadian genealogy.

For your interest, the 10 most popular posts of the past five years are -
  1. Offers FREE Access to Records
  2. 1921 Canadian Census
  3. The Canadian Census of 1891
  4. FREE
  5. Passing of John Becker, Editor, OGS Families
  6. Attestation Papers of Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
  7. Easter Treats from 
  8. Historical Online Newspapers in Canada
  9. The Eastern Ontario Countryside
  10. Genealogy Courses in Toronto
As promised, five copies of my resource booklet – Migration: Canada and the United States – will be given away today as part of the blog's fifth anniversary celebrations.

All you have to do is correctly answer the following question, send it to me at, and the winning results will be announced after the five lucky winners are picked by random draw from all correct entries.

The question is: Before GenealogyCanada became a blog, it started its life as a newsletter on the website. In what month and year did the online GenealogyCanada Newsletter start, leading  to the blog?

Please don't forget to bookmark the site - each month features Genealogy, Heritage, and History news, with lots of links to interesting websites, and tons of useful information to glean from its many webpages, including the famous Website Pick of the Month.

Thank you for dropping by to help celebrate the past five years, and for making a part of your genealogical life.