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Ontario County GenWeb
Queries in Ontario County
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)
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).
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.
Ontario County GenWeb is hosted by RootsWeb.com
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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.
Contact Ontario County GenWeb Host. My email address is genwebsblmATgmail.com Replace AT with @ before you send your message.
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