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Ian Hadden
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Pickering, Ontario, Canada

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It's Moving Day ... For Ian Hadden's Family History Blog
After several years on the Blogger platform, I have decided to move my blog over to WordPress. All of my posts are moving along and the migration appears to have been successful.  The new address for Ian Hadden's Family History blog is my 'custom' URL:     ...

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Registration Now Open For The Ontario Genealogical Society Scottish Special Interest Group Symposium
The Scottish Special Interest Group of the Ontario Genealogical Society is hosting a Symposium to be held on Friday, August 21, 2015. Registration for the day long event is now open. The day will feature a line-up of speakers and a marketplace. For those ar...

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A Look At Crestleaf
Creastleaf is a free online resource that provides tools that allow you to build a family tree. It provides free space of up to 1 GB for family photos (more space is available for a fee) and also allows you to share the tree with other family members so the...

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In The Newspapers For All The Wrong Reasons: Snippets From The Life Of John Gaull
Today, we might refer to it as his '15-minutes of fame.' But for John Gaull, his mentions in the media tended to be for all the wrong reasons or at the least for reasons he likely would not have asked for. Genealogists have long known that newspapers can be...

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Ontario Genealogical Society 2015 Annual Conference Registration Now Open
The following announcement has been released by the Ontario Genealogical Society about this year's conference: "Online registration is
now open for this year's Ontario Genealogical Society annual conference, "Tracks
through Time" from May 29-31, 2015, at ...

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The 2015 Merner Family Reunion Announced
'Cousin Marg' has notified me by email that the 2015 Merner Family Reunion is set to be held on Saturday, July 11th.  In addition to not being held as it has been typically on a Sunday, there is also a change of venue. In past years, the reunion has been he...

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The Genealogy Do-Over: To Do Or Not To Do, That Is The Question
In December 2014, noted genealogist Thomas MacEntee announced that he would be leading a genealogy do-over , a chance to set aside your genealogy database and start again, hopefully not making the same mistakes that most, if not all of us, have made particu...

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Family Members We Lost in 2014
As 2014 winds down to a close, I thought it worthwhile to reflect back on those connected to my family that we lost this year. They are people who we were part of our family circle and who made a difference in our lives, however large or small. They are rel...

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Zion Evangelical Church Follow-up And Church Records I Didn't Expect To Find
In my last post, I recounted my wife Ellen's family connection to Zion Evangelical Church, now Zion United Church, located in Kitchener, Ontario. Ellen's paternal great grandfather, Rev. Louis Henry Wagner, and paternal great-great grandfather, Rev. Jacob W...

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The End Of An Era For A 'Family' Church
The end is drawing close. Zion United Church, located at 32 Weber Street in Kitchener, Ontario, has been sold and will cease to function as Zion United Church in 2015. Zion United Church (formerly Zion Evangelical Church), 32 Weber Street, Kitchener, Ontari...
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