Wednesday, April 30, 2014

OGS new website

What do you think of the new website that the OGS has just put on the Internet?

For myself, I don’t know what to think.

It seems like they have lost their focus – Ontario genealogy.

And what do they mean by Help Save Library & Archives Canada? What do they mean? When you open the tab, it talks about Donations to the library at the OGS, not the LAC!

Could they have been too hasty in putting this on the Internet right now? Even the copyright for the website is for 2013 – it hasn’t been changed to 2014!

It is my feeling that the site needs some tweaking before it is put out to there for public consumption. What do you think?

The website is

RCMP obituary card index and notices, 1876-2007

Here is an instance which demonstrates the co-operative partnership that exists between Ancestry and Family Search these days with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) obituaries card and notices between 1876 and 2007. 

You can Browse this collection on Ancestry at, while at FamilySearch, you can read the background information about the RCMP collection at