Did you have ancestors living in Ontario when it was known as Canada West? Or perhaps even earlier, when it was Upper Canada? If so, you likely already know that researching your family history in that period can be quite a challenge.
That’s why we’re devoting a full day to finding out how to research pre-Confederation records and how to use them to piece together the stories of the men and women of early Ontario.
Registration is now open for our April 2015 workshop, Finding Your Upper Canada Ancestors. During the course of the day, we’ll explore the social and economic history of the province between the 1790s and the 1860s with the guidance of nine expert speakers. We’ll learn how to make the most of historical maps to understand how Upper Canada took shape and enhance our genealogy research. We’ll follow the development of the roads, rivers, canals and railways that connected families and communities. We’ll find out how to access and interpret land, church, justice, military and company records. And we’ll discover the treasures that can be found in papers of early surveyors-general and petitions of various kinds.
This workshop is co-sponsored by Toronto Branch and the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library, and will take place in the Library’s Auditorium on Saturday 11 April.
Early-bird rates apply until 14 March and OGS members enjoy additional discounts.
For full program and speaker details and to register online, follow this link.