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May
29
Fri
1:00 pm One thing leads to another… @ OGS Conference 2015
One thing leads to another… @ OGS Conference 2015
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
One thing leads to another… @ OGS Conference 2015 | Barrie | Ontario | Canada
A WORKSHOP FOR OGS CONFERENCE 2015 (SOLD OUT, SORRY) One Thing Leads to Another: Research techniques to help you follow the right ancestral trail Family history research is all about detective work – imaging what[...]
May
30
Sat
1:45 pm Don’t you love a big index? @ OGS Conference 2015
Don’t you love a big index? @ OGS Conference 2015
May 30 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Don't you love a big index? @ OGS Conference 2015 | Barrie | Ontario | Canada
A LECTURE AT OGS CONFERENCE 2015: Don’t you love a big index? The top 25 big indexes to consider for every Ontario ancestor Tried and true genealogy research techniques tell us to start with what[...]

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Me and my blog

My name is Jane MacNamara and I’m intrigued by history, particularly family and local history.

I enjoy the hunt. No detail is too insignificant to consume hours of search time. The more obscure the record the better. Indexes, pshaw! (Actually, I really like a good index.)

And if I can find a story that no one else has put together, well, there’s not much better.

A close second, though, is the look on someone’s face when they begin to understand the records and research process—and truly enjoy the search. I love to teach.

This blog is about my search, how what I learn along the way can help with your research, and who knows where the story takes me…

Contacting me:

To comment on something I’ve written on this site, please use the form at the end of each article. That way, your comment is linked to the article.

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What are those pictures at the top of the page?

 crocus Crocuses bursting through the past season’s still fragrant lavender, Toronto
  Chicory flower, Don Valley Brick Works, Toronto
  Trees on the rim of the Don Valley Brick Works, Toronto
  Cider apples (and authentic Kentish ladybug), Brogdale Farm, Kent, England
  Window in flint wall, Godmersham church, Kent, England
  Doynton church, Gloucestershire, England
  Detail of Old City Hall, Toronto
  Cobnut tree, Brogdale Farm, Kent, England

All header photos © 2015 Jane E. MacNamara. All rights reserved.