For over fifty years, The Ontario Genealogical Society has been working to encourage, bring together, and assist people interested in the pursuit of family history, and the society is recognized as the authority and leader in all aspects of Ontario-related family history research, preservation, and communication. This special twelve-book bundle collects 12 titles that will be a delight and an invaluable resource for genealogical researchers and for people researching their own family histories.
The titles range from guides on genealogy and the law, including inheritance, to guides that assist in research and in publishing a family history, to more specific texts that detail research in specific areas such as Irish family history and early Toronto. This collection is essential reading for anyone interested in pursuing genealogical research in Ontario.
- A Better Place
- A Call to the Colours
- Conserving, Preserving, and Restoring Your Heritage
- Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada
- Education and Ontario Family History
- Genealogical Standards of Evidence
- Genealogy and the Law in Canada
- Inheritance in Ontario
- Publish Your Family History
- Researching Your Irish Ancestors at Home and Abroad
- Time Traveller’s Handbook
- York’s Sacrifice
About the authors
Jane E. MacNamara is a long-time member of the Ontario Genealogical Society. She teaches and speaks about family history to groups throughout Ontario and is the organizer of Genealogy Summer Camp, a program attracting out-of-town researchers to Toronto for a week of hands-on research. Jane lives in Toronto and encourages readers to visit her Website, wherethestorytakesme.ca.
Janice Nickerson provided behind-the-scenes research for the CBC Television program Who Do You Think You Are?, published the books Women and Property in a Nineteenth-Century Ontario County and Ethnic Identity Among the Nineteenth-Century Descendants of Hudson's Bay Company Fur Traders, and has authored three how-to guides and numerous articles on genealogical subjects. She lives in Toronto.
Althea Douglas has written numerous articles on genealogy, Canadian local history, and heritage conservation. Her previous books include Tools of the Trade for Canadian Genealogists, Help! I've Inherited an Attic Full of History, and Here Be Dragons: Navigational Hazards for the Canadian Family Researcher. She lives in Ottawa.
Currently Professor of Law at Western University, Dr Margaret Ann Wilkinson is qualified as both a lawyer and librarian. After practising law in Toronto and then completing a doctorate focused on personal data protection, she was initially appointed to a unique joint professorship in the Faculties of Law and Information & Media Studies at Western. She has held visiting or adjunct positions at Western’s Richard Ivey School of Business, Dalhousie University, Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto, and Newcastle University (UK). Funded variously, including through the Law Foundation of Ontario and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and awarded Faculty Scholar recognition at Western and the Ontario Library Association’s Les Fowlie Intellectual Freedom Award, Professor Wilkinson has taught, spoken, and published widely on copyright, moral rights, patents, confidential information, personal data protection, and privacy, both in the Canadian and international contexts, on pharmaceutical and health regulation, and about professional ethics. Author of Genealogy and the Law in Canada (Dundurn Press, 2010) and a co-author of the new Canadian Intellectual Property: Cases and Materials (Emond Montgomery, 2013), Professor Wilkinson continues to be involved in graduate education in law, business, library & information science, and health information science.
Susan Yates has worked in book publishing since 1978. She has been employed in a variety of publishing and sales positions in which she has produced many books of all types. Now a full-time publishing consultant, she lives in Toronto.
David R. Elliott is a retired professor of Canadian and European history and the author of three previous books. He has operated a genealogical research company, Kinfolk Finders, for ten years. As well as lecturing on Irish research, he has indexed Irish cemeteries, parish registers, and poor law union registers. Dr. Elliott is the past-chair of the London/Middlesex branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the vice-chair of the OGS Irish Special Interest Group. He lives in Parkhill, Ontario.
Marian Press is a librarian at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She teaches online courses for the National Genealogical Institute, is a frequent speaker at genealogical conferences, and is a regular contributor to Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, and Discovering Family History. She lives in Toronto.
Brenda Dougall Merriman, Certified Genealogist (CG), is the author of Genealogy in Ontario and United Empire Loyalists: A Guide to Tracing Loyalist Ancestors in Upper Canada. A member of the Ontario Genealogical Society since 1970, she founded the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She lives in Toronto.
Susan Smart worked for many years as a project manager in the information technology field. She is an active volunteer with the Ontario Genealogical Society, was project coordinator and editor of Index to the Upper Canada Land Books, and is the co-author of Using Forms for Canadian Genealogical Research. Susan lives in Markham, Ontario.
Ken Cox is a retired elementary school principal who has been collecting military memorabilia since he was a teenager. He lives in Toronto.
Kennis has a master of art conservation from Queen's University and a master of art history and mater of museum studies from Syracuse University. She has worked for the National Art Gallery, Ottawa; the Museum of Fine Art, Boston; and the Textile Conservation Workshop, South Salem, New York. She lives in Toronto.