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Friday, March 9, 2012

Mormon church restricts access to Jewish names

Mormon leaders have put up a virtual firewall in their massive genealogical database to block anyone who attempts to access the names of hundreds of thousands of Holocaust victims the church has agreed not to posthumously baptize.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/03/09/mormon-block-database.html

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Our War of 1812 Project

 Do you have an Ancestor who fought in or was affected (i.e. house burned, claim for losses) by the War of 1812?

Have you always wanted to write about your Ancestor, but felt it was too much to attempt on your own?
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Have you always wanted to tell your Ancestor’s life story, but felt overwhelmed by the task? Well, we can help.

Please visit our site for further details. www.ogs.on.ca/niagara

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Vandals get away with gates from historic site

With the value of scrap metal being as high as it is, stealing it from private properties has become more popular with criminals.

This week, the Town of Fort Erie's supervisor of parks and cemeteries services Matt Woehl noticed something different with the Memorial Ridge Mausoleum on Garrison Road, near Ridge Road.

Please click on link below to see rest of story:

http://www.forterietimes.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3426297

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Descendants of War of 1812 Veterans

The following is via the Global Genealogy Newsletter:
The Canadian Press is looking for descendants of veterans from the War of 1812, and thought that some our readers would be interested in participating. The following outlines their request: 

Please Click here

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

OGS Region 4 Meeting

Are you coming?  Did you know you can watch our guest speaker Brian Gilchrist on the internet as it is being streamed.

Please join us for the OGS Region 4 AGM this Saturday Oct 29 at 9 am in St Catharines.

Visit our website at www.ogs.on.ca/niagara for more information and a place to sign up.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weather offered inspiring view of Brock’s Monument

The remarkable photo accompanying this story is the result of being in the right place at the right time.
Around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, my wife, Ann, and I were about to walk into Queenston Heights Restaurant ...

Click Link below to read rest of story.

Niagara Falls Review