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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

FindMyPast partners with Ontario Genealogical Society

Findmypast has announced a partnership with the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) to publish millions of the Society's records.

The first instalment of releases will be delivered later this year with the online publication of some 6million Ontario records, including;
  • The Ontario Name Index (TONI): an index created with the aim of including every name found in any publication relating to Ontario, ranging from registers of birth, marriage & death to obituaries, memorial inscriptions, newspaper articles and more. It holds more than 3.7million names.
  • The Ontario Genealogical Society Provincial Index (OGSPI): a collection of more than 2.6million records gathered from censuses, birth, marriage and death registers, references in books, land records, passenger lists, military records etc.
  • Oddfellows Life Insurance Applications (1875-1929): a collection of more than 59,000 life insurance applications to the Odd-Fellows’ Relief Association of Canada. The applications contain answers to up to thirty-one questions about sex, age, occupation, height, weight, ethnic origins, marital status, family structure, and past and present health conditions.
  • Ontario Genealogical Society Bulletin/Families and NewsLeaf: a collection of images from official society publications and journals will join the Periodical Source Index (PERSI).