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Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records

When:
November 28, 2013 @ 4:00 pm – November 28, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Where:
Archives of Ontario
Department of Design
York University, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Canada
Cost:
$90 ($78 for OGS members)
Contact:
Toronto Branch, OGS
1-800-658-6497

A THREE-SESSION COURSE, THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 28, DECEMBER 5 AND 12

An enormous amount of information about the people and families who lived in early Ontario survives in land records. The records of the Crown Lands Department are extensive, complicated and sometimes a little mysterious, but extremely rich in unique and intriguing historical detail.

This three-session course, designed for both family and local historians, will provide an introduction to the land granting process and the main types of Crown Lands records. You’ll learn how to use the various finding aids and collections at the Archives of Ontario (including those on microfilm from Library and Archives Canada) to document a person’s acquisition of (or attempt to acquire) land in Upper Canada.

Instructor: Jane E. MacNamara
Jane E. MacNamara is the author of Inheritance in Ontario: Wills and other Records for Family Historians (OGS/Dundurn, 2013) and writes about genealogy at wherethestorytakesme.ca. A long time member of OGS and a member of the Society of Genealogists (London), Jane lectures about research methodology, Ontario, and English family history to genealogical and historical groups throughout southern Ontario. She teaches courses for the OGS Toronto Branch, most notably hands-on courses about Ontario records. She leads regular trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and is the organizer of Genealogy Summer Camp, an innovative program that brings out-of-town researchers to Toronto for a week of tutorials and hands-on research, now in its 17th year.

John Johnson’s homestead, “The Retreat”, Lot 18, Con 5 South, Dunn Twp. (Toronto Public Library BR969-1-7)

John Johnson’s homestead, “The Retreat”, Lot 18, Con 5 South, Dunn Twp.
(Toronto Public Library BR969-1-7)

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