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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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