Ancestor Seekers of Kenora

Genealogy in the Kenora District of Northwestern Ontario

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Inger Wikström posted a discussion

Edlund immigration 1888 and 1904

Hi,I'm trying to find out more about two brothers, who immigrated to Rat Portage in 1888. They were…See More
Gloria Harvie posted an event

February Book Reports at King George School

February 10, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
This will be a general sharing meeting and the topic is Genealogy Book Reports. Do you have a book…See More
Leanne Samagalski left a comment for Leanne Samagalski
"Jane ( Matheson ) Fraser m. John Gunn Fraser. Their son Hugh Donald Fraser m. Anne Fisher had a…"
Feb 2
Elizabeth Campbell left a comment for Leanne Samagalski
"The picture is from my family's archive. Also at Manitoba Archives and published in the book…"
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Looking for info on Arthur Reynolds or Olive Philpotts

Started by Christina Lynne Reynolds in Genealogy Research - General. Last reply by Becky Johnson Dec 4, 2015. 1 Reply

Quest For Ian (Iain)

Started by Leah Joss in Sample Title. Last reply by Leah Joss Sep 23, 2015. 5 Replies


Need Help Using this Site? Questions?

I've written a Users' Manual for this site which hopefully will help everyone get more out of it. It's in PDF format, so you will need Adobe Reader to access it. If it isn't already on your computer (it usually is), you can download Adobe Reader safely and for free by clicking the link.

Click this link to download the manual: ASKgen%20User%20Manual.pdf


Donation Drive

If you have found this site helpful, and would like to help support the upkeep and future projects of our small genealogy club, you may donate through PayPal:

Or send a cheque payable to Ancestor Seekers of Kenora to:

ASK Treasurer,
213 Rabbit Lake Road,
Kenora, Ontario
P9N 4M2
Thank you!

Kenora and Canadian Great War Project

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!

Kenora Genealogy Links

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.

Ontario Genealogical Society

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