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Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records

When:
January 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2020-01-23T16:00:00-05:00
2020-01-23T19:00:00-05:00
Where:
Archives of Ontario
134 Ian MacDonald Blvd
Toronto, ON M3J 2S5
Canada
Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records @ Archives of Ontario | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Course runs on three Thursdays: January 23, 30 and February 6, 2020.

Registration is now open.

Land records are a rich source of information about settlers in Ontario. This course deals with the earliest period, when land in Upper Canada was being granted by the Crown. This 3-session course provides an introduction to the land granting process and the main types of Crown Lands records. Learn how to use the finding aids and collections at the Archives of Ontario (including those digitized and on microfilm from Library and Archives Canada) to document a person’s acquisition of (or attempt to acquire) land in Upper Canada.

Participants will work in small groups following case histories through the records. Registrants will be expected to do some assigned background reading before each class. (Assignments will be distributed by email.) It is important that participants commit to attending all three sessions.

(The new Hands-on Land Registry Records course is logical complement to this course. They can be taken in either order.)

This course is offered in partnership with the Archives of Ontario.

Course 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, 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.

HOW TO GET TO THE COURSE LOCATION
The Archives of Ontario is on the Keele campus of York University.

By public transit: The Archives of Ontario is just steps from the new York University subway station. A number of regional bus services also stop at the campus. For information on transit options and directions, see the University’s webpage.

By car: The York University campus has some visitor parking. To see travel directions for drivers, go to this webpage.

Accessibility:
The Archives of Ontario building is wheelchair accessible. For more information about our policies on accessibility, visit our policies page. For assistance with a specific accommodation request, please send an email message to torontocourses@ogs.on.ca.

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