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Feb
1
Thu
4:00 pm Hands-on Early Ontario Land Records
Hands-on Early Ontario Land Records
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
A THREE-WEEK COURSE ON THURSDAYS: FEBRUARY 1, 8 AND 15. 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[...]
May
17
Thu
7:00 pm The Search for Alban Leaf
The Search for Alban Leaf
May 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Search for Alban Leaf @ Uxbridge Public Library | Uxbridge | Ontario | Canada
MEETING OF UXBRIDGE GENEALOGY GROUP This presentation demonstrates the use of many English record types—in a period well before census and civil registration. The search for the subject of this case history, Londoner Alban Leaf[...]
Sep
25
Tue
7:00 pm Life on the Farm
Life on the Farm
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
Life on the Farm @ Wellington County Museum and Archives | Fergus | Ontario | Canada
LIFE ON THE FARM: YOUR ANCESTOR’S PLACE IN ONTARIO AGRICULTURE Meeting of Wellington County Branch OGS We often think of farming as a traditional occupation—something that hasn’t really changed much. But that is not and[...]
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A Land Grant in Upper Canada: Navigating the Red Tape

When:
October 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
2017-10-21T11:30:00-04:00
2017-10-21T14:00:00-04:00
Where:
Toronto Cricket, Skating, Curling Club
41 Wilson Ave
North York, ON M9M 1B3
Canada
Contact:
Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants

ANNUAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON OF THE CANADIAN SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS

Early settlers could obtain their land free of cost, but it wasn’t free of paperwork and waiting patiently for the official wheels to turn. Luckily, most of the records of that process survive today. Understanding the hurdles that faced a petitioner can put those fascinating records into context, shed light on just how important land ownership was to our ancestors, and maybe give us a glimpse of their personalities.

 

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