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In This Issue:
New at Ancestry.ca
A Medium Mouth?
Family Tree Maker 2008 Webinar
Ontario, Canada
Watch "Who Do You Think You Are?"
‘Tis the Season
New at Ancestry.ca

Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907
The 1890 U.S. Federal Census was lost to a fire in 1921—but if your ancestors were from Oklahoma, the 1890 Oklahoma territorial census can help fill in the gaps. And the 1907 Oklahoma census can complete the details.

Coming soon: Southern Claims Commission Records
This collection has roughly 220,000 claims filed by former slaves and former slave owners who sought compensation for property seized by the Union Army.

Coming soon: Freedmen’s Bureau Commission Records
This is an eclectic record collection created by the Freedmen's Bureau, which was formed to assist former slaves in the South during Reconstruction.

Check out 24/7 Family History Circle, an online forum where you can see what people are saying about family history topics and voice your own opinion.

Visit the “What’s New” page on Ancestry.ca for the latest announcements.

View a list of all the new and updated databases.

Got a Great Family History Success Story?
If you're one of our many Ancestry members who has a great family history success story and would be willing to share it with other Ancestry members or the media, we'd like to hear from you. Share your story.

A Medium Mouth?

This month I learned that my great-grandfather has a "medium mouth." How? I found a physical description of him on a U.S. passport application from 1892. Learn what interesting facts about your family (including photographs) may await you in the new U.S. Passport Applications Collection, 1787-1925.

ANCESTRY 101

Family Tree Maker 2008 Webinar
Ancestry is now using Webinars—or Web seminars—to help its members get the most out of their subscriptions. This month, watch the Ancestry webinar on Family Tree Maker 2008—the #1 family tree making software on the market. You’re bound to learn something new—whether you’re a long-time user or a new fan.

ON LOCATION

Ontario, Canada
If your ancestors were born, married, or died in the most-populated of the Canadian provinces, check out our new collection of Ontario vital records.

Ontario Births, 1869–1909
Ontario Marriages, 1857–1924
Ontario Deaths, 1869–1934

THIRTY-MINUTE MISSION

Watch “Who Do You Think You Are?”
As part of the world’s leading online family history resource, Ancestry.ca has always been your partner in discovering your identity through family history. Now we’ve teamed up with the TV show “Who Do You Think You Are” to help celebrities learn more about themselves and their roots.

Watch the show on CBC Thursday nights at 7:30 PM

Next episode airs January 10, 2008 and features Don Cherry

Learn more about the show

Interesting Finds

‘Tis the Season
My husband has a great-great-grandmother who was named Mary CHRISTMUS (1848-1936).


--Thanks to Nancy Maxwell

Send in your fun and interesting finds. Include links to records if available.

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