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Have you hit a brick wall with your Ontario County ancestors? Search for your family origins on Ontario County GenWeb. I hope this site will help you find that brick-wall ancestor.
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Ontario County GenWeb

Queries in Ontario County

Query tips

When you send in a genealogical query, there a few basic points to cover:
  • put in as much information about the person you are making the query about as possible. This includes:
  • name (variant spellings should be indicated in full in brackets)
  • dates (birth, death, marriage, arrival in Canada, or the area covered by this GenWeb site)
  • places
  • names of relatives (e.g., wife, husband, parents, siblings, children), if relevant
Make sure you proofread your query:
  • spelling should be correct
  • uppercase letters should be uppercase, etc.
  • you ask a question

If you send out a general request for help, as in the examples below, you will not get much help and your query will likely be deleted from the query page (after being notified first). Nobody is really going to want to provide everything that they have.

Examples that likely won't get a response and that will be deleted.
1. Would like information on the following families: Wilson, Sparks, Johnson, Anderson, Bergeron.
2. Would like information on the Herchmer family. Originated in the USA.
3. Any information of the Jones family of X County (wrong site chosen for posting query).

See suggestions on query writing at Good Query, Bad Query


Here are some links to several places where queries can be posted.

Check out the Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory for 1871 if you are not certain if the location is in Ontario County.

  • Ontario County
    This one is specifically for Ontario County. If your query involves other counties, post it there, too. Responses involving the other county should be posted to that county's query page.

  • Ontario - general
    Use when you know the province is Ontario but are uncertain of the correct site in Ontario. This includes Upper Canada and Canada West.

  • Canada - unknown
    Use when the location is known as Canada or the province is unknown.

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I can't answer queries as I don't live in Ontario County but a great place to start is the AskOliveTree blog where you can submit your genealogy challenges and brickwalls to Lorine for help.

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