Explore the 20 Next Big Things in Family History


While the family history records we research and the ancestor stories we uncover stretch back centuries, the tools of our trade remain bang up to date. Check out this round-up of the latest techniques and innovative technology with genealogy researcher Barbara J Starmans. Published in Family Tree UK in January 2017

Saving what they could carry


In total, the Great Fire of 1922 consumed 650 square miles in eighteen townships in Northern Ontario. The towns of Haileybury, Charlton, North Cobalt, Thornloe, Heaslip and many other small settlements were completely destroyed. Englehart and New Liskeard were partially burnt but ultimately saved as the winds shifted direction at the last moment. Remarkably, only [...]