Genealogy in the Kenora District of Northwestern Ontario
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We are currently at work with the Kenora and Canadian Great War Project teams to present a group here featuring biographies of all resident Kenora veterans of WWI.
The group is still under construction with new pages going up almost daily, so please bear with us if you don't see your veteran's name just yet!
ASK meets the second Wednesday of every month except July and August. If you need to discuss or research your area ancestors before the next meeting, check our Groups and Forum pages, or contact a member via this site. Otherwise, here are some useful links for genealogical research in the Kenora area:
Ancestor Queries? Post them here: First Nations, Rat Portage, Keewatin, Kenora, Norman, Jaffray Melick, Pellatt, Lake of the Woods
Northern Ontario Gravemarker Gallery Includes photographs of headstones in regional cemeteries, searchable by name.
Kenora Community Portal To request a basic search for a burial in Lake of the Woods Cemetery go to "Online Services" and then "Genealogy Tracing" at this site. You are required to log in first.
Kenora Public Library To request an obituary lookup from the microfilm of the local newspaper; to view issues of Miner & News that have been digitized - see "Digital Archives" on sidebar then "Newspapers by Year".
Lake of the Woods Museum
Kenora Daily Miner & News for recent obituaries.
The nostalgia site for Kenora-Keewatin District High School, focused on the 1950's (and late 1940's). Features class photos and helps reconnect old high school friends.
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