Sunday, July 27, 2008
The census record I found is for Monck County, Cardwell County or Bothwell County. I can't find these counties on a map!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Many OGS branches now offer their cemetery transcripts on CD-ROM, for smaller cemeteries you can purchase a CD for usually $20 or less and get several transcripts (sometimes an entire township!). Because this medium allows a considerable amount of information in a tiny package many previously unavailable transcripts (too large for print!) are now available for purchase on CD.
Also keep in mind that transcripts can be a lasting record for older headstones that have deteriorated. If you know an ancestor was buried in a cemetery but cannot locate the headstone consult the transcript to learn if a stone was present at the time of first transcription (for some OGS branches this would be the mid-1970’s).
If you're seeking an address to a cemetery and it's not on the county page, the county host still might be able to tell you, if you email and ask. Or you can try CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project, or the Ontario Genealogical Society. Your OGS branch will be able to tell you where a cemetery is, and they may even do a better job of locating it than the GenWeb host because if they have transcribed the cemetery, they have actually visited it (and the GenWeb host hasn't necessarily been there!). You can get the address for a particular branch of OGS from the OGS website.
Also read OCFA: What it is and how to use it, an article written by a member of the Perth County Branch OGS in response to OCFA queries.
If a full week has passed and you haven't received a reply, send your message again. If another full week goes by without a reply contact the OntarioGenWeb coordinator, state whom you were trying to reach, when and what happened.
Also keep in mind that during the holiday season (Dec/Jan) and summer months (Jun-Sep) GenWeb volunteers may be on vacation and away from e-mail for several weeks.