Meaford, Ontario

Situated on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, the Municipality of Meaford is a fascinating four-season destination that has it all: great live theatre and concerts, fresh local food, unique shopping, nature at your doorstep, a beautiful harbour and so much more. The quaint and charming historic downtown district features Meaford Hall - a restored 330-seat theatre, concert and cinema venue, unique boutiques, delicious eateries, and services of all kinds.

Set Your Sights on Meaford

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Tracing Your Family History

keep reading The internet has put more information into our hands than generations past may have ever believed possible. One of the more unique ways the internet has opened doors is by providing a relatively easy way for men and women to trace their family histories. Once difficult to gather, information with regard to genealogy is now just a click away.

In addition to knowing just who is in a family, tracing genealogy also can present a bigger picture of relatives' occupations and military history, and may even shed light on their travel histories. Family tree sites can be enhanced by uploading images, census data, immigration records, and even more documents that would be otherwise buried in photo albums or memory keepsakes.

Taking family geneaology a step further, many people are opting to couple their family history quests with DNA testing. Companies such as 23andMe can use a saliva sample to help pinpoint potential geographic roots. These findings can include an estimate on ethnicity, going as far as breaking down the percentage of ethnicity from certain regions of the world. Further testing may include the ability to learn about other relatives who are linked through these DNA matches.

Family geneaology websites can provide fascinating windows into our family histories. People who are unsure of their ethnicity, those who were adopted, or anyone who is just curious about how their families began can find a wealth of interesting information in relatively little time.