Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hands-on Early Ontario Land Records Course

Toronto Ontario Genealogical Society has added new course to their 2011 schedule -

This course will provide an introduction to the land granting process and the main types of Crown Land Department records, and how to use the various finding aids and collections at the Archives of Ontario to document your ancestor's acquisition of (or attempt to acquire) land in Upper Canada. Hands-on practice following several case histories through the records will help you proceed confidently with your own searches. Registrants must have e-mail and Internet access, and will be expected to do some assigned background reading before each class. Spaces are strictly limited. Please reserve early.

Prerequisite: Basic course or equivalent experience.

Schedule: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM, October 18, 25, and November 1, 2011 (a three week course).

Location: Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian MacDonald Blvd, Toronto M7A 2C5 (York University)

Instructor: Jane MacNamara

Fee: $50 ($45 for OGS members).

Registration information, and what other courses are available, please go to the Toronto Branch website at