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Copyright issues

Demystifying Copyright: a researcher's guide to copyright in Canadian libraries and archives (2001)
Jean Dryden
ISBN 0-0-88802-298-0
Consult at: OGSL

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Genealogical difficulties

500 brickwall solutions to genealogy problems (2003)
Moorshead Magazines, Toronto
Includes index
ISBN 0-9731303-1-8

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Genealogical education

Genealogical education can be acquired in several ways. Attend a genealogy conference close to you - even if it's not covering an area where your relatives lived or dealing with your ethnic group of interest. Why do that? You can pick up techniques for doing research. You can buy how-to books at the book market. You can meet people who might be able to help you. These are just a few of the possible reasons.

Or you might take some genealogy courses. Local historical and genealogical societies usually run them. They can be occasional courses - given if there is a need. Or they can be courses as part of a conference such as your provincial genealogical society's annual conference or seminar. You could take courses through Continuing Education programmes at your local schools. Check the brochures or booklets that come out a couple of times a year for details.

More advanced courses might be given at a university or through online courses. If this interests you, do a search on your search engine of choice to find out more.

You could also join a local genealogical or historical society. Or even subscribe to a genealogical magazine.

It's up to you to learn research methods and techniques and strategies for analyzing and storing your genealogical information.

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Genealogical standards

About genealogical standards of evidence: a guide for Canadian genealogists (2004; ed. 2)
Brenda Dougall Merriman
Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto
ISBN 0-7779-2135-9
Consult at: OGSL

Professional Genealogy: a manual for researchers, writers, editors, lecturers, and librarians (2001)
Elizabeth Shown Mills
Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
ISBN
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Getting started

For Canadian research, there are several useful books and web sites for beginners and more experienced researhcers.

Books

Books you need to do genealogy in Ontario: an annotated bibliography (2000; 2nd ed.)
Ryan Taylor
OGS, Toronto
ISBN 0-9643925-2-6
Consult at: OGSL

Here be Dragons! Navigating the Hazards Found in Canadian Family Research (1996)
Althea Douglas
OGS, Toronto
ISBN 0-7779-0196-X
Consult at: OGSL

Here be Dragons, Too! Navigating the Hazards Found in Canadian Family Research (2000)
Althea Douglas
OGS, Toronto
ISBN 0-7779-0224-9
Consult at: OGSL

How to research almost anything: a Canadian guide for students, consumers and business (3rd ed.; 1998)
Stephen Overbury and Susanna Buenaventura
ISBN 0-070560-168-0
Consult at: OGSL

In search of your British & Irish roots : a complete guide to tracing your English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish ancestors (4th ed.; 2000)
Angus Baxter
M&S, Toronto
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN 0-7710-1074-5

In search of your Canadian roots: tracing your family tree in Canada (2nd ed.; 1994)
Angus Baxter
Macmillan Canada, Toronto
ISBN
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Genealogy in Ontario: searching the records (3rd ed.; 1996)
Brenda Dougall Merriman
Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto
ISBN
Consult at: OGSL

Ontario genealogy for beginners (rev. ed.; 1999)
Ruth M. Burkholder
RMB Genealogical Services, Stouffville, Ontario
Previously published as: Beginners' genealogy at OGS Seminar '99
ISBN 0-921494-21-1

Tools of the Trade for Canadian Genealogy (2000)
Althea Douglas
OGS, Toronto
ISBN 0-7779-0223-0
Consult at: OGS

Tracing your Saskatchewan ancestors: a guide to the records and how to use them (2000)
Laura M. Hanowski, editor
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, Regina
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN 1-895859-14-X

Web sites

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Tracing your ancestors in Canada
This publication is free from the National Archives of Canada, but it is also downloadable from the National Archives web site in English or French.

Genealogy help and guides

Genealogy, Quebec's way

Getting started in genealogy and family history
This web site (GENUKI) from the United Kingdom has lots of useful tips and information.

How to do genealogy Canadian Genealogy Centre information.

Mormons - Family History - How do I begin?

A beginner's guide to genealogy
Lots of good tips here on Ontario genealogy.

RootsWeb's guide to tracing family trees
A series of lessons in genealogy by RootsWeb.

Using Canadian Records to Trace Your British and European Ancestors in Western Canada
While especially designed for doing research in Western Canada, this site has useful information that could be applied to other parts of Canada.

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Heraldry

Canadian Heraldic Primer (2000)
Kevin Greaves
Heraldry Society of Canada
ISBN 0-9693063-4-2
Consult at: OGSL

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Indexes for articles

Index to the Ontario Genealogical Society's "Bulletin", 1962-1970 & "Families", 1971-1997: selected subjects (2000)
Roger W. Reid, compiler
Global, Milton, Ontario
ISBN 1-894378-40-7 (hardcover); ISBN 1-894378-41-5 (paper)

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Maps

See Maps and Atlases page of this site.

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Photographs

"Finding, Dating, and Using Old Photographs"
in Anglo-Celtic Roots
Mary Nash
Part 1, Spring 2002, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. ? - ?
Part 2, Summer 2002, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 62 - 65
Part 3, Fall 2002, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 91 - 94
Part 4, Winter 2002, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 123 - 127
ISSN 1201-3072

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Preservation of documents and photos

Help! I've inherited an attic full of history
Althea Douglas
OGS, Toronto
Volume I: dating, evaluating and disposing of the accumulation of a lifetime (1998); ISBN 0-7779-0203-6
Volume II: archival conservation in the home environment (1999); ISBN 0-7779-0217-6
Consult at: OGSL

Preserving photographs and documents

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Relationships

Relationships chart

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Writing your family history

"Planning a Family History"
in Anglo-Celtic Roots
Saxon Harding
Spring 2003, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 15 - 17
ISSN 1201-3072

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