18th Anniversary

Today, 14 March 2024, is the 18th anniversary of this blog. I returned to the first month’s posts to see how things have changed.

There were 22 of them. A gratifying number still had useful information. Gene-O-Rama, not being held this year, was the topic for two, and I wondered about the links. How many still work? Here they are.

Ottawa Public Library – www.library.ottawa.on.ca
Surname Distribution – www.spatial-literacy.org
Ottawa Branch, OGS, Cemetery Index – www.ogsottawa.ca/cemeteries/
Canada 1901 Census – www.automatedgenealogy.com
Canada 1881 census, Pedegree Resource File, International Genealogical Index – www.familysearch.org
Ontario Death Registrations, England and Wales census 1851 to 1901, and much more, (a subscription site accessible without charge at the Main and Centrepointe branches of the Ottawa Public Library) – www.ancestry.ca
Canadian MPs and Senators since Confederation – www.parl.gc.ca/common/SenatorsMembers.asp?Language=E
Search for < > – www.google.com or www.ask.com
Maps, especially good for UK – www.multimap.com
Access to Archives – www.a2a.org.uk
Little DNA Project – www.geocities.com/littlednaproject/index.htm

Seven still work, some forwarded to a site that took over. Five are defunct.

Thanks if you’ve been visting the blog since those early days.



12 Replies to “18th Anniversary”

  1. Many congratulations on reaching the 18th year of your blog. Thank you for all the vital information you have shared at a time when changes come thick and fast , many of which would be missed if we’re not for your blog.

  2. Congratulations! I still enjoy your posts.
    Every once in a while I check links on my blog too. Some update their sites then the url changes.
    I look forward to reading more from you.

  3. Congratulations!!! Yours is one of my favourite blogs 🙂 Such a good mix of information…thanks for all you do for the genealogy community.

  4. I can’t begin to tell you how many web links and sources I have found through your blog. They have taken me on so many wonderful journeys into my and others family histories. Congratulations on your 18th, and many more, years.

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