Thursday, January 31, 2013

Niagara Branch OGS Now Affiliated with CH

MEDIA RELEASE   Jan 30 2013

The Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and CanadianHeadstones.com have created an affiliation for the old counties of Lincoln/Welland.

Due to the overwhelming demand for genealogical information online, these two groups will work together to ensure the cemeteries of Old Lincoln and Welland Counties will be accessible via the internet.

The Niagara Peninsula Branch has decided to become a leader in this opportunity with CanadianHeadStones.com to better serve the genealogical community.

CanadianHeadstones.com has a great site with multiple search functions to allow those to search with a broader range of parameters. Niagara Peninsula Branch has approximately 10, 000 photos from the region in stock we wish to place on CanadianHeadstones.com and hope to continue doing so in the future.

The Niagara Peninsula Branch will continue to provide research assistance to the genealogy community – See our website for further details – www.ogs.on.ca/niagara

We encourage those who wish to assist with this great project to contact the Branch at: niagara@ogs.on.ca

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Thank You Note

We just received this thank you note -

This is not so much a question, but a heart-warming thank you. I've had trouble tracing my grandfather, who even served in WW2. He died before my birth, and I knew little about him. Your site is the only one on the internet with ANY mention of him. You have a full gravestone picture, which lets me know where hes buried and provided me more clues to trace my family. What a beautiful project you guys have, I will be donating in the next few days when I add funds to my Paypal acct. I literally cried when I saw his gravestone and the cemetery location. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful, and hopefully this msg re-affrims[sic] your confidence in your company, and the work you do.


From Za....... I......

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thank You Note for GREAT FIND !

Volunteer Eric just received this note about a GREAT FIND for one of our users.

hi eric.

may i thank you so muchts to taking photo,s of myn reitsma fam.( heerke klaas(harry).
maiden surename boukje van der meer.
i loking over more than 10 years to find myn fam into canada.
they belong to myn grandfather his brother.
iam verry happy.
regards w......
 
Glad we were able to be of such great assistance! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thank You Note

Volunteer Peter just received this note - 

Thanks a lot. You have a great website. I was able to locate a great
grandfather (Patrick Harte) and a cousin (John McAuliffe). As I live in
Switzerland I don't have anymore photos to upload right now, but will
encourage my family to do so. Your site is certainly a wonderful initiative.

p....


Notes such as this make our efforts really worthwhile!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Thank You Note

Cliff just received this nice thank you note for his efforts -

Cliff on behalf on all my Adam ancestors in Russel, Casselman and other Ont. locations I want to thank you for the great job you are doing. I especially like your text format below the pic for those headstones that are difficult to read. All of the Adam Headstones in the Casselman Cemetery are part of my Tree. Now on to Russel. 

R.. A...
St Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba