I expect that the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) would
be interested in your article. They are always looking for submissions for their magazine
It's pelting down rain in Ottawa as well...
Patty McGregor Ottawadescendant of John Pullman, Exeter blacksmith
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:35:32 -0400
From: Nancy Frey <ncanuck(a)gmail.com>
Subject: [DEV] Re: The Demise of the OPC?
To: Sher Leetooze <sher.leetooze(a)gmail.com>
Cc: "Devon(a)rootsweb.com" <devon(a)rootsweb.com>
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I like your thoughts on this and agree wholeheartedly. I wrote an
article on GENUKI -- what it is, what it does and how to use it -- for
publication in the newsletter of a group I belonged to. Unfortunately
they ceased to publish before my article was used. If anybody wants
it I'd be happy to contribute.
GENUKI was one of the first places I learned to search, other than the
IGI, when I was a novice. Unfortunately, not all counties are as well
done and informative as Devon.
As for the OGS -- I was a member when I lived in your bailiwick but
because my genealogy was all in the UK my work was of no interests to
my fellow members, nor were any of them able to assist me in my
research. Going back before the arrival of an ancestor in the new
world, at least at that time, wasn't something they were inclined to
Since the various Societies such as DFHS and S&DFHDS and many others
have moved to Facebook, I feel we now have the audience to do some
promotion, don't you? But then there are the usual naysayers who feel
that joining Facebook will be detrimental to their health. To my
mind, like any other place in the world, Facebook is a safe place to
be if you use your head. You need adequate security on your
computer/cell phone, don't accept as friends people you don't know,
keep your page private, and most important, don't post information
that would allow someone to steal your identity or otherwise interfere
with your life. I've been on Facebook since 2009 and have never had a
problem. I cringe every time I see people posting photos of their
children, and if you click on their info you can find out exactly
where that child lives. These are the people who have problems with
Its raining here in Windsor as well, Sher.
Windsor, ON, Canada
OPC for Ansford & Castle Cary, Somerset