Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Are You Looking for Your French Ancestors?

Most researchers look in the conventional locations such as, Ancestry, Ontario Archives,,  or Library and Archives Canada and so on.  Here is another excellent Ontario resource for information about your French ancestors - SFOHG! - Société Franco-Ontariennes d'Histoires et de Généalogie.  The Société has currently NINE resource centres located throughout the province.  
I was in the Windsor area at the  South West SFOHG Research Centre in Puce where I was continuing my research of my ancestors who settled along  Lake Erie and the Detroit River (both US and Canadian sides). The volunteers (bilingual) are very welcoming and eager to assist you in your research.  They have a wealth of resources on site and access to paper, microfilm and digital databases not available online.  
Explore their web site for yourself to see all that they have, when they are open and how they can assist you.
The closest SFOHG Research Centre to Durham Region is North York Branch of the Toronto Public Library.  Email or call the SFOHG to arrange your visit when volunteers are available to help.
Annual memberships are available.
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