The Ontario Name Index (TONI) has just recorded its 2,401,406 name, and it keeps on growing.
When I am asked to research a name in Ontario, one of the first places I check is TONI, to see if the name is there. One aspect of TONI which I find is really helpful is that often TONI also gives the county in which the name is found.
So what does TONI do?
• TONI is an indexing program and NOT a digitization program. Unlike some of our commercial and non-commercial colleagues, we are not limiting TONI to digitized sources and indexing them
• The Ontario Name Index (TONI) is a mega-index of names with the goal of including every name found in any publication relating to Ontario
• Indexes, particularly name indexes. These are the most valuable thing a genealogical society can produce
• The index will point people to the location of the information about that name. The location may be a Branch document, a web site, a microfilm, a family history, an archive, etc
• TONI will be on the public part of the OGS website so that anyone can access it
TONI is all of these things.
Go to TONI at http://www.ogs.on.ca/integrated/toni_database1.php