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Jane MacNamara holds a copy of her book. Photo: Lucy Martin
Jane MacNamara holds a copy of her book. Photo: Lucy Martin

Gene-o-rama: Tracking your family history through wills

All sorts of people dabble in documenting family history. Some with a stronger interest attend conferences, like one held this March in Ottawa. Organized by the local branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, "Gene-o-rama" was a weekend event featuring vendors and talks from specialized researchers with material of interest for that endeavor.

One of the featured speakers was Jane MacNamara, a Toronto-area author of a new book: "Inheritance in Ontario: Wills and Other Records for Family Historians." MacNamara spoke with Lucy Martin about how and why wills can provide a wealth of information.  Go to full article

People, Places, Things: A Fishpond in the Adirondacks

Every so often during The 8 O'Clock Hour, we'll introduce you to a North Country resident. It could be your neighbor or a friend--someone with an odd job or a story to tell. Today, we visit a teenager and his fishpond in Ray Brook.  Go to full article

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