Showing posts with label Thomas MacEntee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thomas MacEntee. Show all posts

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Canadian genealogy conference features Thomas MacEntee

Every year, there are a number of American who come ‘north of the border’ to take in the Ontario Genealogical Conference (OGS), and to learn about their Canadian ancestors, but this year there are a number of added incentives:
  • The American dollar is worth more this year! It’s currently about $1.25 Canadian. Think of how much you will save while learning more about the hobby that we all enjoy!
  • The Conference will not be far from the US border, as it's being held in Barrie, a city about an hour north of  the Toronto airport. 
  • The conference will also feature Thomas MacEntee from Chicago, who will be the moderator on the Panel Discussion: Tracks through Time on Saturday morning, and on Sunday, will present Tracing Your New York Ancestors.
The OGS Conference 2015, Tracks through Time, will be held at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to 31, 2015. Early-bird registration continues until the end of March. Accommodation remains available at either the Georgian College Barrie Residence or the Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre. More information on Conference 2015, as well as on-line registration, can be found at

There are interviews with the various speakers, and I have covered them in the following blogs -

Interview No. 1 with Thomas MacEntee and Dr.Janet Few at

Interview No. 2 with Dr. Maurice Gleeson at

Interview No. 3 with Kirsty Gray

Interview No. 4 with Dave Obee

Come join us for all this, and more.

Barrie is not only a lovely place to visit at that time of the year, but it is also—relatively-speaking—a short drive away from some of Ontario's historic pioneer settlements, as found around Lake Simcoe; the cottage country of the Kawarthas (home to the Peter Robinson Settlers, near Peterborough); the Penetang region, including Penetanguishene; some of the older parts of (now, since amalgamation) the City of Toronto; scenic Georgian Bay; and the gateway to beautiful Northern Ontario.

Friday, November 2, 2012


Blogger Showcases Canada’s Veterans' Week 2012 (November 5th-11th)

(Ottawa, 29 October 2012) — a daily blog that has covered Canadian genealogy, heritage, and history news since 2006 — will again publish a series of posts during this year’s Veterans’ Week by focussing on all aspects of the Canadian military, highlighting events occurring from coast to coast to coast.

“Veterans Week, which takes place this year from November 5th to the 11th, is a very important resource for readers of this blog. It allows us to remember those who fought in Canada’s wars, starting with the Boer War (1899-1902) to the War in Afghanistan (2002–2011), and to say ‘Thank you’ to those who gave so much for Canada”, says Elizabeth Lapointe, of

For posts from last year’s Veterans’ Week, please visit

Recently, Elizabeth became the newest addition to Thomas MacEntee’s GeneaBloggers website and newsletter Her column on Canadian genealogy news and resources for those seeking their Canadian roots has just been launched, and with the column, Elizabeth will continue to offer her breadth of knowledge on Canadian genealogy, and on cross-border migration between Canada and the U.S.

“I am very happy to write a column for GeneaBloggers, and to work with Thomas MacEntee, a world-renowned genealogy blogger. The second column will be ‘Canadians in the American Civil War,’ she says.

About GenealogyCanada

The blog,, has been covering Canadian genealogy, heritage, and history since the first of over 800 posts was first published in January, 2008.

At the website, there are over 30 monthly newsletters covering news on Canadian genealogy, heritage, and history, including the famous “Website of the Month”.

Elizabeth Lapointe is the editor of Families, the journal of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Genealogy Research Toolbox

This has been my week for webinars! I listened to two of them from, and another one sponsored by the Southern California Genealogy Society at,which featured Thomas MacEntee from Geneabloggers called Genealogy Research Toolbox.

First of all, i It must be said that Thomas' Genealogy Toolbox is FREE to take from his site at I have just been to his site, and there were a few links that I am interested in, and will add to my site, and you can do the same thing.

But not to get ahead of myself, a Genealogy Research Toolbox (GRT) is a list of links that you have decided is key to your research. After you have made your choices, you can organize them in either a website, a “wiki”, a blog, or maybe by using Favorites or Bookmarks in your browser, for instance. The choice is yours.

The first to do this was visit Cyndi's List at to see what links are there which would interest you, take them, and add them to your own Genealogy Research Toolbox.  

One site I will be adding to my list is RootsWeb Search Thingy at I have used this before and found it useful, but haven't use it lately, so I will add that to my list.

Another site is the FamilySearch Family History Books on Beta FamilySearch is putting the books that they have online (most are books that were published before 1923), and I will add it to my list, and read the books later.  

If you want more help setting up your own personal research list, you can go to Genealogy Research Toolbox at to get excellent advice on how to set one up, and how to use it to your advantage.

So if you haven't set one up already, take some time to do it so that you can find sites very easily, saving you time and aggravation in trying to find them in the wide-open Internet world.  

My thanks go to the Southern California Genealogical Society and Thomas MacEntee for putting on this webinar.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Canadian Genealogist Will Be on The Radio!

Canadian genealogist Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist will be on GeneaBloggers Radio tonight at 9:00 pm EST as she and other guests talk with host Thomas MacEntee about Genealogy Gift Guide.

It says that in the new year, she will be hosting The Family History Writing Challenge in February, a series of new blog posts about turning a Family History blog into a book, and ebook offerings in 2012.

So read her always informative blog at, and listen to her this evening at

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

GeneaBloggers Radio - Family Reunions and Genealogy

"Until We Meet Again! – Family Reunions and Genealogy" will be the topic on GeneaBloggers Radio on July 22. One of the guests will be Canadian blogger Lorine McGinnis Schulze of the Olive Tree Genealogy Website at

Thomas MacEntee says that the show will be a discussion about "how to plan your next family reunion, how to include fun activities for all ages, and how to include your genealogy research to share with family reunion participants".

The show will start at at 10pm EDT, 9pm CDT, 8pm MDT, and 7pm PDT.