I read in the OGS weekly newsletter that there is a limited window of opportunity for family historians to help identify the remains discovered in downtown Ottawa and Toronto.
Why does there have to be such a limited window? DNA samples could be recovered and stored from all skeletons which could be reburied in identified graves giving time for links to living persons to be established. The DNA test wouldn't need to be done immediately, just the sample conserved pending a time when the test became more affordable.
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