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Hands-On Land Registry Records

When:
February 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2020-02-13T16:00:00-05:00
2020-02-13T19:00:00-05:00
Where:
Archives of Ontario
134 Ian MacDonald Blvd
Toronto, ON M3J 2S5
Canada
Hands-On Land Registry Records @ Archives of Ontario | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Course runs on two Thursdays: February 13 and 20, 2020.

Registration is required.  Sorry, this session is now fully booked. Click here to add your name to the waiting list.

Once land was granted by the Crown and a patent issued, an owner could register land transfers and other transactions like mortgages and wills, in the Land Registry Office. Set up in 1795, the Land Registry was used in Southern Ontario for post-patent transactions until the late 1960s when a gradual phase-in of the Land Titles System began. Land Titles was devised in 1885 and was used for new patents in Northern Ontario from that point. This course will concentrate on research in rural and urban Land Registry Records at the Archives of Ontario, online at FamilySearch, and using the new ONLand website.

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

(This new course complements the Hands-on Early Ontario Land Records course but that course is not a prerequisite. 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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