A belated Happy Canada Day Ontario Project members!
Thanks to everyone who is adding family members, sources and pictures to profiles in the Notable Ontarians category. Our latest subcategory is Ontario Aviation Figures and the latest profile to be added to it is Eileen Vollick, who was Canada’s first licensed woman pilot. Her birth father is proving difficult to track down and she isn’t connected to the tree, so any help from Ontario genealogical sleuths would be appreciated.
Several members expressed interest in a Peter Robinson Settlers category. It’s now set up and the free-space page is here.
The recategorization of Ontario locations is getting there, slowly but surely. With any luck, it will be finished this month. If you see a place of birth or death changed on one of your profiles and “Recategorization of Ontario categories in process” or “Added category: Ontario Project categorization of early settlers” in the “Explain your changes” box, here’s the reason. We are simplifying the location categories so that they are easier to find. Once this is done, you’ll be able to check the “Punkeydoodle, Upper Canada” category under “Punkeydoodle” rather than “Town of Punkeydoodle” and find your ancestors’ neighbours or even possible family members. While working on the categories, we are linking early families if we see a connection that hasn’t been made.
Please let me know what you’ve been up to and whether you have any suggestions for the project. And if you aren’t a member and would like to join, please drop me a line.
Laurie (Project Coordinator)